Dear Edward Season 1 Episode 10 Recap and Ending Explained

March 24, 2023 (Last updated: March 27, 2023)
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An emotional and heart-warming finale. “Shelter” delivers just the right amount of sentiment while providing fitting closure and a healthy sense of community camaraderie.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Dear Edward Season 1 Episode 10, “Shelter,” which contains spoilers and explains the Ending. 

“Shelter” marks the season finale of Apple TV+’s heart-breaking series Dear Edward. In the previous installment, Edward (Colin O’Brien) discovered a box containing all the letters he’d been sent since the plane crash.

On reading these letters, Edward was overwhelmed and highly emotional. The finale continues this unique storyline as Edward tries to deal with the grief of losing his family and the pressures of surviving the crash.

Elsewhere, Dee Dee (Connie Britton)  throws a party for the grief group’s last session, and we get to see how each individual member moves forwards with their lives.

Expect closure, happy endings, sad endings, and emotional goodbyes in this fitting finale.

Dear Edward Season 1 Episode 10 recap

The finale begins with Uncle John returning to Edward, only to find the miracle boy has done a runner and is presumed missing. John contacts Lacey, and she races over to his place of work.

Lacey is rightfully furious with her partner, arguing with John about his immaturity and poor parenting skills, stating that he never pays any attention. She searches high and low for her nephew, asking neighbor Shay and checking her own home first.

Where does Edward hide?

Mahira suggests checking out the museum, and Edward has actually gone there for some self-reflection, but he soon moves on. Feeling lost and alone, Edward returns to his old apartment, using a hidden key to break in.

The home triggers flashbacks, and Edward lives in these happy memories for a fleeting moment. He takes in the precious sights and retrieves a hidden box of items. Edward then plays the piano for the first time since the crash.

The family that now lives in Edward’s old apartment return home. They recognize Edward from the news story and allow him the chance to say goodbye to the place one last time properly.

Lacey arrives, and the two visits the nearby falafel stand together. Edward finally opens up to the owner, telling him his whole family died in the plane crash. It’s an emotional and honest moment as Edward finally finds some closure and says a tearful goodbye to his family and his old life.

Why is Dee Dee sad the grief group is ending?

In the other subplots, it is election day for Adriana, and she proudly votes for herself that morning. Sam spends time with his daughter, deciding to stay with his family instead of starting a new life alone.

Steve tells Amanda how he truly feels, but she breaks up with him, addressing the unhealthy side of their relationship. And Dee Dee prepares for the final grief group session and a party she’s instigated.

She meets Father Macelvoy and opens up about her own worries. Dee Dee feels utterly alone in her life and realizes that when the support group ends, she’ll have nothing else.

Dee Dee was frustrated that no one would help her prepare for the party, but guests finally started to arrive. Zoe joins Dee Dee, Father Macelvoy, and Milo. Then Steve brings his grandmother’s famous soup dumplings.

Sam arrives, and then Adriana sneaks out of the election race to join the party too. Lacey even brings Edward to the event. It is a wholesome and heart-warming party, highlighting just how far each individual member has come.

What happens to Sam and Sienna?

After the party, Sam returns home and tells Sienna that he has chosen her and his daughter Geena. Sienna spent the day anxiously going over all the possible outcomes of the ultimatum. She realizes that Sam needs to start a new life away from them, and Sienna decides to split up with Sam instead.

Meanwhile, Lacey has a similar realization. John tries to prove to Lacey that he does pay attention, listing off Lacey’s many foibles and small details from their life together. He says how amazing she is, that she has turned Edward’s life around, but Lacey doesn’t forgive John or go racing back into his arms. She now knows her worth and has realized John isn’t right for her.

Adriana wins the election and makes a grand speech, thanking her grandma and Kojo. While Dee Dee and Zoe clean up after the party. Dee Dee suggests moving to Los Angeles and getting a job.

Dear Edward Season 1 Ending Explained

Near the finale’s end, Shay and Edward reconnect for the first time since their argument. Edward apologizes for scaring Shay and presents her with a gift. It’s the box that he took from his old apartment.

Shay comments on the random junk inside, but to Edward, these are all important memories. He passes them to Shay, thanking her for her friendship and support.

Edward admits that he would be lost without her and that he might not have made it this far. Then he mentions the box of letters. Shay is excited to read through them all.

What does Shay find in the letters?

We fast forward to ten weeks later. Adriana is sworn in, and Kojo and Becks watch on their phone in Ghana. Steve marries Daphne, and Amanda plays piano at a concert. Dee Dee paints the LA condo and informs Zoe that they’ve sold the place.

Lacey prepares a meal with Edward, Shay, Linda, and her baby. But there is no sign of John, though.

In the final moments of the episode, Shay and Edward look through the pile of letters. Shay has found a letter from a man claiming to be Edward’s uncle. Although Edward didn’t know about this man, he had another uncle, setting up a new, enticing storyline for a possible second season.

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1 thought on “Dear Edward Season 1 Episode 10 Recap and Ending Explained

  • March 28, 2023 at 4:42 am

    Loved it! Want another season desperately!!! All the characters are so interesting and I want to follow their pretend lives because they are so well written — so much better than mine or any of my friends or family’s lives. Wink’ wink’

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