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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Cancel switched at Birth it sucks and bring back Nine lives of Chloe King! That's the best show with so many unanswered questions!! I have to find out what happens!

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I loves that show! Please tell me what happens!!! I begg you!!! Best show ever!!

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE A SECOND SEASON OF THIS SHOW IT WAS AN AMAZING SHOW AND I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! You cant cancel it! For one thing there was way to many QUESTIONS UNANSWERED!! just to name a few.... Is Brian dead? And what about Jasmine and her mom? also Jasmines "boyfriend" is Aleks brother!! what about chloes dad? These are just a few questions that have been unanswered!!!!! Chloe HAS NOT used all 9 lives she still has some left!! The show should keep going untill she has used all but one life! and when that happens the people after her should die! so that she will still have one life to live and to live it the way she wants to just saying!!! She has to use the rest of her lives!!!!!
Love: Heather:)

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Okay, so like you really cant just like put on one really good season and then end it like you did. Seriously? you people are nuts if you think fans are going to let go of the show, It was my favorite and now its gone. I want to know what happens. I will NEVER watch ABC family again and i mean it. Im telling all my friends not too either. You took away one of the BEST shows on TV EVER!
Plaese put it back on for us teens.

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I am in love with Nine Lives Of Chloe King!
To be honest, I love it more than Pretty Little Liars and Jane by Design!
This show is inspiring and addicting and I am dying to know whats going to happen next! I AM BEGGING YOU ABC FAMILY. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK. It would be much appreciated.

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I cant believe that they cancelled it im only in fifth grade and I EVEN LOVEDIT please abc uncancel it plz.

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I just watched all the episodes and I cannot believe they actually canceled that program! That is 1 of the best shows ever! Please please please please please make a season 2! You can't leave it hanging like this! If ABC wants the ratings to go up they need to make a season 2. UGGGGHH!

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please make another season .............there are a lot of queastions..and oh my god there are a lot of people which want a continuation

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OH AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYLER SAMUELS (CHLOE) WE LOVE YOU, HOPE ABC LET'S US SEE MORE OF YOU

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I SWEAR IF ABC FAMILY DOESN'T BRING BACK THIS SHOW I WILL SEW THEM, IDK HOW BUT I WILL. ABC HAS NO TASTE WHAT SO EVER SINCE, THEY REMOVED THIS SHOW. WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENDS NEXT, AND DON'T MAKE AMOVIE (I MEAN A MOVIES BETTER THAN NOTHING) BUT THINK ABOUT IT A MOVIES ONLY 1:30-2 HOURS AND 1:30 TO 2 HOURS OF THIS AWSOMNESS ISINT ENOUGH, AND EVEN IF THEY MAKE A MOVIE SHE'S GONNA DIE WAY TO OFTEN AND THE MOVIE WON'T BE GOOD CUZ EXAMPLE THEY CAN'T JUST END THE MOVIE (SERIES) WHEN SHE RANDOMLY HAS 5 LIVES LEFT. ANYWAYS ALL THIS TO SAY COMMON GUYS MAKE A NEW SEASON, AND IF YOU GUYS AREN'T MAKING ANOTHER SEASON OR MOVIE LET US KNOW, WHERE TIRED OF ALWAYS WAITING DAY AFTER DAY FOR THIS SHOW TO COME BACK ON NOT KNOWING IF IT WILL. FROM YOUR NUMBER 1 FAN