On June 8, just over a year since its cancellation and then the sudden revival, the Sense8 special finale is coming to Netflix. After two jaw-dropping seasons of unraveling mystery, will a two-hour special be enough to wrap up the loose ends and bring closure to all eight sensates?
It’s hard to say. The ambitious Wachowski project was canceled early into its run, and it was amazing that it got the special at all. Also, there are (unsubstantiated) rumors going around that there is still hope for a third season.
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All that being said, here are some predictions for what the two-hour Sense8 special on June 8th will hold.
More Cluster v. Cluster Combat
Sense8 Season 2 gave us an incredible cluster versus cluster battle with the great introduction of Lila and her cluster of sensates. It’d be a shame if the Sense8 special finale didn’t follow up on some more of that. It’s nice to see the sensates evenly matched against somebody and having to draw on all of their skills.
With the number of clusters apparently working for the evil corporation BPO, it’s hard to imagine there won’t be at least one showdown. Bring it on!
Who is the Chairman?
The trailer features a reference to The Chairman, who appears in voice only saying the distinctly spooky line, “For millennia, my kind have subjugated yours.” The line is distorted beyond recognition, and the Chairman himself doesn’t appear in the trailer or in any casting information.
So, who has been cast as the Chairman for the Sense8 special? Some fans think it’s Hugo Weaving, the long-time Wachowski actor. Others are betting on Christopher Walken.
However, there’s another potential reason to keep the Chairman’s secret: they’ve already appeared in the show. Jonas has already made some incredibly shady decisions. Has he been pulling the strings all along? Or, even worse, is Angelica dead at all?
We’ll find out when the special airs!
Nomi Will Birth The Next Cluster
It would be appropriate for the Sense8 special to end as the show began; with the birth of a new cluster. Nomi and Amanita celebrated their engagement last season (aww), and it would be a fantastic shout-out to inclusiveness to have Nomi, somebody assailed on all sides by accusations of not being a ‘real’ woman, have the opportunity to give birth to children of her own.
There’s more to it than that. Nomi’s tech skills connect everybody around the world, much like their sensate powers do. And while all of the sensates have a connection to their mother Angelica, Nomi and Riley have the closest relationship to her. Riley has followed up on this connection with both the Season 1 finale and her subplot as Will’s caretaker – now it’s Nomi’s turn.
What do you think will happen in Sense8‘s last outing – or whether it will be the last outing at all? Comment below!