Abby: “My heart says no, but my gut tells me to listen to the evidence.”
Against the Wall ended its first season tonight with two all new episodes. If you haven’t seen it, then read this article at your own risk! To refresh your memory on what happened last week, click here. Against the Wall airs Sunday nights on Lifetime, channel 40 for Houstonians. The fate of Against the Wall is still unknown, so there might be a season two or there might not be.
Let’s take this episode by episode, shall we? The first episode deals with academy hazing. A concerned parent brings the case to IA. Case wise, this was well thought out, and the writers did a better job at showing Abby and Lina’s theories evolving. There was not a rapid jump to one new suspect without the episode showing some theorizing.
Personal wise, the storyline with Sheila opening up her bakery was cute. It’s interesting that she participated in the second chances organization. Sheila agrees to hire a former gang member to work at her bakery. This whole process showed how even though she is the wife of a cop and the mother of cops, she is still pretty naïve on some aspects of the law and criminals. There was the moment of fear where it almost seemed like Gus, who intimated Sheila in the bake shop, was going to appear and open fire during the bakery opening. Thankfully that did not happen. It would have been annoying if the writers decided to go that route. Maybe I am the only one who feared that was going to happen.
The second episode really highlighted the family vs. job dilemma that Abby has been facing sense the beginning of the series. She has to investigate the shooting of a close family friend where the husband, a respected cop, is the main suspect. While the show has gone on about how this is the main pull of the series, it was nice to see the writers actually showcase it with a case. The wife wakes up about halfway through the episode, and there was this fear that she was going to remember everything and save her husband without Abby and Lina actually solving the case on their own. The writers, thankfully, did not do that. The whole burying evidence aspect with Don and the suspect (the cop) was a little rushed through. It would have been better to explain it a little more. The fact that it came down to Don rallying the Kowalski boys and Brody to go after the bad guy while Abby and Lina were still gathering proof was awesome. The Kowalski take down was great.
Let’s chat relationships, shall we? The second episode had this undercurrent of Lina not coming back to be Abby’s partner. This better not happen. Lina’s water breaks and Abby unknowingly enters an elevator with Lina on the way to the hospital, and wouldn’t you know it, the elevator gets stuck. poor claustrophobic Abby. The scene outside of the elevator with Danny, Richie, Brody and Carlos may have been better than Abby’s freak out and delivery of Lina’s baby. Lina said she is coming back, but something about the way she said it made it still seem unsure. Do you think Lina will be back and do you want her to be?
Danny or Brody that is the question. The last two episodes continued to have Abby struggling with the question. Having her family members tell Abby to hurry up and pick was amusing. In the end, Abby decides and opens the door to have the viewers see the end credits, typical. Although as far as cliffhangers go that one wasn’t too bad.
Ok, what did everyone think of the finale? Who do you think Abby picked? Sadly, I think she picked Danny. I’m still a Team Brody girl though. Share your thoughts and pleas for a second season in a comment below!
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