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 dont think that i can live without it. i am going t cry if this doesnt come back up. just please put it back on. if you dont, this is the dumbest mistake you have ever made. i could write a whole paper on how i dont want this show off.

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Please put this shoe back on air! It's the best show ever! It's the only reason I watch abc! So sorry to say but abc if this show docent come back on you lost another view! Just like all the thousands of people that loved thi shSow!

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i love this show so much and the last episode just leaves me feeling sad so pleas put the show back on I LOVE THIS SHOW PUT IT BACK ON!!!!

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Nooooooooooooooooo. I reallly love this show. Don't cancel this show, pleaaaaaaaaaaseeeeee :((

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PLEASE dont cancel the show, i would die if you did. The last episode was a total cliff hanger and you can't just leave it there!!!!!!

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hmmm i just thought what if when a mia kisses a human they turn Mia n go into shock(what brain is probbly doing) because earlier in the show at her FIRST kiss the ppl KILLED him it wassent because of the kiss and they make the Mia THINK that they kill ppl by kissing them so MABY IF there is a next season that Brian turns Mia and turns out to NOT be dead, althought i still want Chloe and Alek to be togeter
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DONT CANCLE THIS SHOW!

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the nine lives of Chloe King is the best tv show i have ever watched and without it i just mite die because i wont to see what haappens between alek and chloe . What happens does alek kill his brother or side with him . I need to know this or I will die so please put the nine lives of chloe king back on abc family for at least one more season

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I am so in LOVE with this show. The acting is amazing, the plot and music are perfect. It's non stop action and romance is so engaging. I literally just watched 5 episodes in a row. This show makes me SO happy, especially the main character and just.. yeah. Everything. Please oh please ABC bring it back, don't you see all these people sad that ABC has cancelled it? Bring it back :( Greatest show ever.

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the show must go on there has to be a season 2 of he non lives of Chloe king. if there isn't I will be so MAD AND SAD I love that show I'm all depressed cause it won't keep going it's the only show I ever watch. pls abc family keep playing the nine lives of Chloe king I mean you have to Alek (Benjamin Stone) is so HOT it's all o ever watch now play it ppppppppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllssssssssssssssssssss