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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I NEED THIS SHOW PLEASE PUT IT BACK ON. PLEASE PLEASE DO IT! IF I DONT SEE ANOTHER EPISODE WITH ALEK AND CHLOE TOGETHER ILL FREAK OUT. THEY R SOOOOOOO CUTE TOGETHER. THE TRUTH IS I NEED NEED NEED NEED THIS SHOW! ALOT OF PEOPLE R UPSET WITH ABC CANCELING THE SHOW. SO I WOULD PUT IT ON AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!

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Well what can i say ABC is canceling? total bull i watched it when it first came on the air and i watched it on netflix SERIOUSLY? ABC is canceling? its not fair to the people who really loved the show there was so many questions that went unanswered!!! PLEASE PUT IT BACK ON THE AIR PLEASE!!!!!! Thanks Love Rosey :)

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Honesty I'm glad Brian is dead cuz that means Alek it's ur turn go up and be with her u love her she loves u and ya be together

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Omg I LOVE Alek really I'm so super bummed he's 25 but I'm still in love with him

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are you effing kidding me??? why the hell would you retards cancel this show? i loved it! its kinda of a buffy the vampire slayer mixed with charmed kind of show and those are both cancelled. this was awesome. you cant just create a 10 episode show and have the last episode be horrible and crappy like this one?? so what, they all die? really? why would you even create this show in the first place if your going to write it like this? whoever decided to cancel it, your a idiot and im hoping someone kicks your ass.

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who's your favorite character . My favorite character is alek

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the Nine Lives of Chloe King was canceled I do not know why exactly but you can read what should had happen in the second season on zap2it.com. Go on the website click Movie News there type in 'Nine Lives of Chloe King' Season 2 and then click 'Nine Lives of Chloe King' Season 2: What would've happened to Brian there is explanation...and sabryna stpierre she has 7 lives not 5.because at the beginning she died once and now at the end she died again when did she lost two more lives you should once again watch the first sesono because clearly you watched just half a season omg vtf lol xd =-)

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At least tell me what happens does Chloe's mom die do jasmine and Valentina live does alek kill Zane or does Zane kill alek tell me this stuff please I need to know

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please dont canncel the show I'am in love with it I watched this's over and over exactly 362 times so the only place u can really watch the nine lives of. Chloe king is on netflix and YouTube so don't cancel it please or I well be sad mad and heart broken I told all my friends about it they watched it and loved it so ppppppppppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee don't cancell it at least give us a seosone 2 or a nice 3 hour movie to replace seosone 2

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this is such a great show and to just leave it like that totally sucks. wanna know why all the good shows get cut at just one season. hell if u just did a minni closing series to wrap things up even. i hate it when shows just up and close for no good reason. no wounder i love my books at least they always have an ending. the writers of this show should publish their story; and put me down for a first copy.