In the 2nd season finale, Servant gives you fight scenes, blood, death, and a promise that season 3 could and should be way better than season 2.

Director(s) Ishana Night Shyamalan
Writer(s) Ishana Night Shyamalan
Aired (Apple TV +) 3/19/2021

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We Have Our Customs – Aunt Josephine, Leanne, Dorothy, Sean

With being at the end of her rope, Dorothy has a bit of a breakdown as Aunt Josephine pushes her to face the truth. Which wasn’t what Dorothy originally planned at all. She thought, with Leanne as bait, she’d control the situation. However, after 15 minutes of speaking to Leanne, a caveat Aunt Josephine asked for, it became clear all Aunt Josephine was going to give Dorothy was the truth, and that damn near broke Dorothy.

How? Well, she found herself coming to terms with all the repressed memories she has had, and they were overwhelming her. In fact, Dorothy was planning to kill herself, for she was just so overwhelmed.

Now, where was Shaun? Well, to keep Dorothy or Sean from interfering in Aunt Josephine and Leanne’s customs, he was locked into a room.

The Reunification Ritual – Aunt Josephine, Leanne

So what is this custom? Well, Aunt Josephine decides that if Leanne won’t repent and renounce her connection to Dorothy, she will have to go through the reunification ritual. Now, what is that? Well, the process to have Leanne reunified with God, in death.

This, as you can imagine, Leanne doesn’t want, so she tries to run, but Aunt Josephine blinds her and chases her to the basement, where she begins the murdering process. However, after a certain point, Leanne switches from flight to fight, and she gets this opportunity thanks to Dorothy.

A Life For A Life – Aunt Josephine, Leanne, Dorothy, Sean, Jericho

How? Well, despite being ready to meet her maker, Leanne’s prayer perhaps breaks Aunt Josephine’s spell on the door, and after he talks some sense into Dorothy, she heads to the basement and saves Leanne. This allows Leanne to clear her vision further and eventually kill Aunt Josephine.

Jericho brought back to life
Jericho brought back to life

With this action, Leanne feels comfortable and confident enough to bring Jericho back to life, just as Sean is ready to reveal to Dorothy the truth. But with her son back in her arms, there is no need. Though, with Leanne murdering an aunt and possibly Uncle George, it seems this will be considered a declaration of war. One Leanne feels she is ready for.



With A War On The Horizon, Season 3 Might Be Interesting

Season 2 frankly struggled. Leanne was absent for a quarter of the season, when she was kidnapped, it seemed Dorothy didn’t know what to do with her beyond torture her, and while getting some idea of Leanne’s childhood was interesting, like so many things on the show, it was kind of vague and not developed to the point you could legitimately say, “I get why they are doing this.”

But with a clear direction for season 3, not a cliffhanger, and getting to understand how potentially violent and entertaining season 3 might be, it seems the Church of the Lesser Saints will be marching in and giving Servant the boost it desperately needs.

Leanne v. Aunt Josephine

Fight scenes don’t really happen on Servant, yet with how Aunt Josephine and Leanne fought, it does make you wonder if this is a preview of what’s to come? Clearly, Leanne is considered a rogue, and I doubt they are just going to let her be free to do as she pleases, including resurrecting people – especially for those undeserving. So considering they aren’t above murder, like setting people on fire, and are an international group, this potential preview of what’s to come is exciting.

Sean Finally Coming To The Point Of Forcing Dorothy To Face the Truth

Placating Dorothy about what she did has been Julian and Sean’s sin that had led to them allowing all the madness we have seen. So Sean finally coming to the point of FINALLY revealing the truth to Dorothy felt like a major marker in the show. Not just because Dorothy may no longer be held with kid gloves as she previously has, but it may mean both Sean and Julian finally accept and vocalize their part in Jericho’s death.

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Servant: Season 3/ Episode 10 “Mama” [Finale] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)A familiar face reappears, and Dorothy plans her final stand against Leanne, who does what she has to in order to keep her family.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 9 “Commitment” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Once again, Dorothy tries to rid herself of Leanne and, in the process, almost ends up losing access to Jericho due to her efforts.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 8 “Donut” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Sean struggles to get back in Dorothy's good graces, Leanne may have found an undeniable way.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 7 “Camp” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Dorothy decides it is time for Leanne to prep for her next venture, and it seems no one is on her side about that.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 6 “Fish” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Information about the homeless kids is finally given as Minister Nancy comes over for a dinner she'll likely regret.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 5 “Tiger” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Dorothy hosts a block party and for the first time in a long time, Leanne experiences normalcy. Sad that it is short-lived.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 4 “Ring” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Leanne meets Tobe's girlfriend and is sexualized, Dorothy struggles with her career downturn.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 3 “Hair” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Sean takes a liking to homeless kids who live in a park behind the house, Julian, once more, ventures into the mystery of who Jericho is, despite everyone moving on.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 2 "Hive" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Leanne continues to await members of the Church of Lesser Saints arriving, she starts to drive Dorothy and her family nuts.
Servant: Season 3/ Episode 1 “Donkey” [Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As with past episodes of Apple TV Plus' Servant, we're presented with suspense and tension but may not feel the payoff is there.
Servant: Season 2 – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)While, like most M. Night Shymalan productions, you have to wait till the end for things to get good, Servant season 2 will make you interested in a 3rd season.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 10 "Josephine" [Finale] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)In the 2nd season finale, Servant gives you fight scenes, blood, death, and a promise that season 3 could and should be way better than season 2.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 9 "Goose" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The woman Uncle George warned Leanne about arrives, but will she speak to Dorothy before she does something drastic?
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 8 "Loveshack" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Julian digs into Leanne's past, it seems Uncle George is trying to determine whether Leanne will still have a future.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 7 "Marino" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As the Marino family tragedy unravels, there is more poking and prodding into Dorothy's role into it as the police ask questions.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 6 "Espresso" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Uncle George dances around what he and Leanne are capable of, we're reminded of Sean's part in Jericho's death.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 5 "Cake" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)To appease Leanne, Dorothy allows her some freedom and a visitor. But, unbeknownst to Dorothy, Leanne is going to get more than one person coming to visit.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 4 "2:00" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With Dorothy unhinged and Leanne within her grasp, how far will she go to get answers, and will Sean allow it?
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 3 "Pizza" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With the return of Leanne and Dorothy's madness heading towards new levels, Servant starts to finally get interesting.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 2 "Spaceman" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Signs that Leanne may return finally appear as Dorothy leaves the house to jumpstart her investigation into Leanne and Jericho's whereabouts.
Servant: Season 2/ Episode 1 "Doll" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Dorothy, more awake than ever, is on the case to get back Jericho. But with so few ways to find May, never mind Leanne, what can she do?
Servant: Season 1 Episode 10 “Balloon” [Season Finale] Recap/ ReviewAfter learning the truth about Jericho in the last episode, we learn the truth about Leanne, Uncle George, and the infamous Aunt May.
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Servant: Season 1 Episode 7 “Haggis” | Recap/ ReviewThe person who introduced Dorothy to the transition doll is properly met, and she may just blow everything up.
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With A War On The Horizon, Season 3 Might Be Interesting - 85%
Leanne v. Aunt Josephine - 84%
Sean Finally Coming To The Point Of Forcing Dorothy To Face the Truth - 82%


The season 2 finale of Servant gives you a reason to hope that season 3 will be better than season 2.

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