It would always be a tall order to expect Servant to end perfectly, and “Fallen” isn’t quite the finale fans would have hoped for. It is quite unsatisfying overall, but there are moments of greatness within and enough clues for viewers to use to make their conclusions.
We recap the Apple TV+ series Servant Season 4 Episode 10, “Fallen,” which contains spoilers and explains the Ending of the finale.
Nothing seems to cause more anger with pop culture fans these days than a poorly executed series ending. It is almost impossible to create the perfect season finale, but fans can always hope for that rarest of conclusions.
Servant may be a slightly different beast, though, as the creative team behind this Apple Original has purposely teased their fanbase for four years straight now, revealing only snippets of clues while stringing along viewers and their many theories for all of that precious, dedicated time.
Those that have committed to four seasons of Servant will be hoping for a big payoff. “Fallen” may not be the perfect ending fans have prayed for. This slightly unsatisfactory conclusion chooses not to spell out that many clear, definitive answers, instead keeping the show’s secrets still frustratingly ambiguous.
Servant Season 4 Episode 10 Recap (Finale)
The episode follows from the closing moments of “Awake,” as Leanne urges Dorothy to agree to her new terms; if she wants to see Jericho again, she must say yes. Dorothy asks for a moment alone to gather her thoughts. Sean and Julian are forced to wait in the car while Dorothy makes her decision. She heads upstairs to Jericho’s bedroom for some quiet contemplation. Leanne follows, pleading with her, saying that she can be better and that they can be happy together. In Jericho’s room, Dorothy finally grieves as she holds her son’s toys.
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Leanne fears she has lost Dorothy and cannot offer her anything more. She heads up to the rooftop alone. Again, Leanne screams at her God, asking why she can’t get what she wants. The biblical storm wages on, and Leanne spies the cult members watching her from the street below. Dorothy follows Leanne up onto the roof. She thanks Leanne for giving her the kindest of gifts and for letting her have many more magical months with Jericho. But Dorothy realizes that she needs to properly grieve Jericho’s passing now to finally let him go.
Why did Leanne’s parents die?
Leanne worries that she is evil and tells Dorothy about the fire that killed her family. She admits that when her kitchen caught fire, she just ran, hid from her parents, and listened as they died. Leanne could have saved them, but she wanted them to die. She believes she needs to be punished for this sinful act.
Dorothy defends her actions, saying she was just a scared little girl who needs love and affection. Leanne doesn’t think she will ever be forgiven for this act, though, that she deserves to suffer. Dorothy asks if Leanne will forgive her for the death of Jericho. It seems they both have similar regrets for their pasts. They both want forgiveness and believe the other one is pure of heart. Dorothy even says she would be proud to have Leanne as her daughter.
Lightning strikes the roof, and Leanne protects Dorothy from harm. Leanne worries that her powers and the storm have gotten out of control and that she cannot stop it from growing. They head back into the house. Kneeling at Dorothy’s feet, Leanne agrees to forgive Dorothy for what happened with Jericho. They dry off and head back to the car. Sean’s wounds have begun to bleed again, and he needs medical attention. Dorothy steps inside, and they all try to convince Leanne to join them. She asks to go back into the house to fetch something, but clearly, she has other plans. Leanne whispers to Julian to take care of them and leaves. It doesn’t look like she will be joining them after all.
How does Leanne say goodbye to Tobe?
Leanne locks the front door and heads into the tunnels below the house. She apologizes to the corpse of Uncle George and takes the ritual dagger; she is going to sacrifice herself. Leanne pours gasoline throughout the house and sets the doll on fire. The house quickly follows, going up in flames.
Leanne heads upstairs, away from the fire below. She phones Tobe and makes plans for tomorrow, knowing full well that she won’t be going on this date. It’s quite an emotional goodbye as they plan the perfect date that will never happen.
Leanne then talks to her mother via the mannequin dummy. Leanne realizes that she was never good enough for her mother, but she has Dorothy now, who gave her everything missing from her childhood.
Why does Leanne sacrifice herself?
Growing impatient in the car, Julian tries to enter the house but finds the building on fire. Dorothy and Sean soon join him outside. They phone the fire brigade and attempt to enter by the back door. Cult members gather to watch the ritualistic sacrifice.
Inside, Leanne retires to the attic and plays her favorite song. She dances as the flames make their way up to her room. Leanne blinds herself with perfume and cuts her arms with the dagger. She has begun the Church of the Lesser Saint’s reunion ritual and plans to kill herself so the storm will end. Sirens approach outside, but they are too late. Leanne is engulfed by the fire and set ablaze. The floor below her collapses, and her body falls downwards. We cut to a brand-new day, and the storm has completely disappeared; Leanne’s sacrifice has worked, surely saving countless lives in the process.
Leanne believed that she was evil, that she deserved to die, and in sacrificing herself, she stopped the storm.
The Turner home is now all but ruins, and the police question the Turner family separately outside the wreckage. The police inform Dorothy that they suspect a gas leak started the fire. Sean tells them that he has booked a hotel for the night and that they won’t be returning to rebuild this home ever again. While Julian waits for Leanne’s body to be uncovered.
Servant Season 4 Finale Ending Explained
Dorothy speaks with Officer Reyes, the same woman who spoke to Dorothy on the day Jericho was found dead. Dorothy mentions that traumatic meeting and thanks Reyes for her kindness. They discuss the dead, and then Reyes reveals her true identity. Reyes mentions a car crash that occurred when she was seventeen, that she died in the crash and was brought back to life by the cult. The Church saved her and helped Reyes to become a police officer. She believes her purpose is to protect and help those like Dorothy.
The trio regroups, staring up at the ruins of the Turner home. Julian mentions that Leanne’s body has still not been found. Sean wonders if the cult has covered it up. Dorothy accepts that Leanne is gone forever, though. She believes that they will be alright and can start their lives afresh now. Dorothy thanks Sean for never giving up on her, and they get into the taxi together to start their new lives together.
Is Julian the Fallen Angel now?
In the final scene of the series, Julian is confronted by Officer Reyes. She mentions Julian dying at Christmas when his heart stopped. Leanne had then resurrected him, bringing the drug addict back to life. Reyes believes that Julian has been given a second chance, a new purpose. She says the Church will be here for Julian when he is ready to join them. We see the cult members watching Julian on the street; he is stalked now, just like Leanne was.
Julian looks at his reflection in the shop window. He sees angel wings appearing behind his back and turns to see a mural across the road of a bird. The wings were just an illusion, but possibly they are a sign as well. Julian realizes that he is now the Fallen Angel, the one who has made a deal with the devil. In an ironic twist, it would seem that Julian has replaced Leanne.
What did you think of Servant Season 4 Episode 10 (finale) and the Ending? Comment below.
9 thoughts on “Servant Season 4 Episode 10 Recap and Ending Explained”
Rather disappointing ending though the fire scene in Leanne’s room was very good. With a heat that intense, would her skeleton have survived? I don’t think so. Also how did George’s body decompose so fast? He hadn’t been dead that long.
The whole baby thing. People know Jericho lived, and died, yet there are parties for him after he is supposedly dead, and people see him alive. House burns up, nobody wonders where the baby is? Yeah, where is the freakin baby that everybody has seen!!!!
I’m disappointed too. Seriously anti climatic. So Leanne had powers all along? Her “ uncle “ said it was a real baby that she would swap. So he lied? And he came back to life?
It would have been super cool if the doll turned into Jericho at the end and survived. Nothing more annoying than having an ending , end so ridiculous.
George’s body was burnt to a crisp, which is a super fast method of decomposition. I don’t believe it was implied that Julian replaced Leanne as a “fallen angel”. That would mean that *all* members of the cult — like Officer Reyes — were fallen angels. Leanne was fallen because she rejected the cult. She was a special case, far more powerful than any of them. As somebody resurrected, Julian was just pegged to become a run-of-the-mill cult member.
Perfect ending. Baby Jericho was properly grieved. Dorothy woke up and was much stronger than expected. Leanne’s family storyline was resolved. The family will never be free of the influence of Leanne because now Julian is unwittingly one of them.
Good series with a fine ending. It was a satisfying close and I enjoyed it. Plus I can appreciate that not every question was answered. The important ones were.
the whole uncle george thing was stupid – like a filler when needed. The story line jumped around too much never commmitting to one angle. I wouldve liked to see 2 more seasons to fully play this out. The relationship bn Dorothy and Leanne needed more time. They wernt finished. The ending was visually stunning along with the symbolic nature and soundtrack made it near epic . But thats what we love about M.Night Shyamalan. Bravo to the end.
Wow. I was waiting for a grander ending.. So anti-climactic! I know M Night S’s story-telling style but I was expecting to have one important question answered – Jericho – was it really Leann’s “ powers” that brought him back/ taken in the end? In one of his previous stories, the Sixth Sense, the final revelation was brilliant!
Confused with what happened to the child. Was the baby they thought was Jericho never really there