The Nine Lives of Chloe King Season Finale Review: Oh Mai God!

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I just don't know where to begin, but this is a good place: Please, ABC Family, renew The Nine Lives of Chloe King. It will be a travesty if we don't find out what happens next. 

Go Team Alek!

"Beautiful Day" showed just how quickly life can take a turn down avenues you've never even imagined. Starting with a fun-filled romp at the fair, the lives of not one, but five of the major characters went rapidly downhill.

Some things were done extremely well this week. Well, a lot of things actually. The music was perfect. From Brian wondering why Chloe couldn't open up to him to the scrore playing during the scenes when Jasmine and Chloe were fighting for their lives, the choices were perfect. 

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

If you didn't come out of this with more questions than you've ever had before, you are far more astute than I am. Who are Brian's family? They obviously work with the Order, but in what capacity? Whitley Rezza's mother had the book that belonged to Chloe's dad. Can we assume she had him killed, and likewise her daughter-in-law, as well?

Whitley stopped communication for some reason and, because Simone is working with Grandma Rezza, it seems a likely possibility that she is at the heart of the family misfortune.

The grief at the loss of his wife must have turned Whitley into a bad man. We've seen the extent to which Simone, Grandma and Zane were willing to go to put an end to the Uniter and all of her protectors. Could Whitley possibly be in the dark as to the enormity of the situation? If he truly understood the danger posed to his son from the Uniter, would he be able to condone Brian's continued involvement with Chloe? I don't believe he is that bad of a father. 

Something interesting happened in the Alek/Chloe/Brian triangle. Alek showed his vulnerability and had a childlike reaction to Chloe's talk with her mom. This made him seem weak. He was not the hero. On the other hand, Brian stopped fumbling the ball and laid his cards on the table with Chloe. As a result, he came off sounding like a man. A man in love.

Finally, looking back at everything that happened thus far, I could see why they took the slow route with Brian and Chloe. He really has shared things with her that he hasn't with anyone else. That is not only flattering, but speaks to his true nature and tugs at the heartstrings.

Alek's reaction left her unprotected by anyone but Brian, Amy and Paul. While they're faithful companions, they weren't skilled in kicking butt like the Mai. It was the first time Alek wasn't there. For anyone.

The tears streaming down Valentina's cheek as she awaited the return of Jasmine only to watch Zane try to take her life were painful. That they were matched by Jasmine when she hit the floor was gut wrenching. The smile on Zane's face as he carried out his mission was atrocious. Thinking of how a more mature Alek could have intervened in these situations is the most disturbing thought of all.

Of all the nights for Alek to zone out, it was the one in which he was needed the most. He returned to complete chaos and the reveal of his... brother? Who saw that coming?

Brian kept his word to Chloe, he didn't leave without knowing she was safe. But she wasn't safe. She was dead. Can anyone blame her for kissing Brian when she came back to life and he was professing his love for her? And don't clap your hands because he didn't earn his fate. I don't believe he is dead for good, though. Do you? 

Alek doesn't deserve to be blamed for the outcome of the evening any more than Brian does. The circumstances fell into place with a precision that that would be painstaking to predict. And pain is what we got - in spades.

The juxtaposition from the opening to the closing scene was a total surprise. I can only hope that we are given an opportunity to see the wrongs from the finale righted at the start of a second season.

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@Hubba Bubba
ALEK IS NEVER THERE FOR CHLOE?!? DID YOU WATCH DOGS OF WAR?!? WHEN IS BRIAN THERE FOR CHLOE?!? CAN YOU TELL ME THAT?!? HE WAS THERE FOR HER ONCE AND WHAT DID HE DO?!? HE KISSED HER WHEN SHE WAS BLEEDING FROM A GUN SHOT WOUND!! WHO DOES THAT?!? CREEPER MUCH? REALITY CHECK. YOU'RE DEAD WRONG

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Team alek 4ever!!!!

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ALEK HAS A BROTHER!!!! I really want to see how he reacts!

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Love Alex and Chole's mother latin boyfriend!!!

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Love this show!!!

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TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMM BBBBBRRRIIIIAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!! ALEK IS UGLY AND IS NEVA THER 4 CHLOE. BRIAN IS HOT AND DIED BECAUSE OF HIS

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Most definetely team ALEK!! Also he was not childish that is just a regular reaction from any guy. He might be mai but he has feeling to. Brian just screws everything up i'm glad he died.

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I love this show so much!!!!! I think that the uniter can kiss anyone she wants bc with Xavier she didn't kill him the order did I'm not saying I'm team brain but o don't want to see him die I love the love traingle so much it makes re show so interesting. I really want to know what happened to brians mom. I don't think jasmine and valentine for o think that alek will save them some how after he deals with Zane "his so called brother". You have to continue with another season there are so many fans that you don't want to let down and everybody has so many questions come on directors and cast you can't leave this hanging!!!!!

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Hi everyone, I'm new too. @Grace52373 I agree with you on pretty much everything, in my case this Chloe/Brian/Alek triangle reminds me so much of the Veronica/Duncan/Logan one. Even in Veronica Mars Duncan and Veronica were meant to be The couple, but Logan won the audience over, whenever they were on screen together sparks flew, they were truely epic as Logan said in one of my favorite quotes ever. Hope we'll have more Nine Lives series to see Chloe and Alek becoming epic too. And as you said I don't hate Brian either, I just find him boring when he's with Chloe, while he's much more interesting when he interacts with his father. He being half mai would really be a lame excuse to explain why he will survive the kiss (because he's totally gonna survive, there's no doubt about it), I hope they will come up with something better. How could his father have a child with a mai woman? And since I do not like tringles that go on forever, I hope that next season Chloe and Brian will date and be able to kiss so that she will eventually realize that they do not belong together. I also hope that a new love interest for Brian will show up, maybe a girl from a new race. I'd love to see more races, and having a character from another race as a regular would be awesome, in fact I really liked Kai.

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But even Mai are dead when they're dead... so how can he come back to life, even if he does turn out to be Mai? Argh!

The Nine Lives of Chloe King Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

You laugh but I pack quite a punch!

Chloe

Alek: I'm not cheating. It's natural talent.
Paul: You're using your Mai powers.
Alek: Yeah, which is 100% natural for me.

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