'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Episode 15 Review: A shocking scene hints at Kate Mularkey's survival

'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Episode 15 Review: A shocking scene hints at Kate Mularkey's survival
Sarah Chalke as Kate Mularkey and Ben Lawson as Johnny Ryan in 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Episode 15 (Netflix)

Spoilers for 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Episode 15

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Firefly Lane' has been adapted from a book written by Kristin Hannah, who has poured her heart and soul into telling a story about her mother, that Kate Mularkey's character is loosely based on. While the first season of 'Firefly Lane' was heavily based on the source material, Season 2 chose to go a slightly different route. This left everyone wondering, would Kate die at the end of 'Firefly Lane' Season 2?

So far, we have seen glimpses of the wedding taking place in 2016, and we have seen Tully Hart, Johnny Ryan, and Sean Mularkey, but Kate wasn't around. However, 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Episode 15 might be a game changer, steering so far away from Kristin Hannah's book.


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Is Kate Mularkey alive in 2016?

This might just be the biggest question that viewers have in regard to 'Firefly Lane'. If you have read the book, you are most likely convinced that Kate dies at the end of the series, but if you haven't, you might still be hopeful. Shows and movies thrive on happy endings, it's what gets them endless viewership. But is that what's in store for 'Firefly Lane' too? A happy ending?


The reason 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Episode 15 is a game changer is because it showcases Kate in 2016 for the first time. It's only a glimpse, but there's dialogue, and this little scene has left everyone gasping with their eyes wide. After all that the viewers have gone through with Kate's journey, did she really make it to the end? The penultimate episode is heavily riding on this one scene, because other than that, it simply shows all the other characters trying their best to make sure Kate survives. This includes trying to get her into medical trials, cooking healthy food, and even praying to the moon goddess. All hands on deck!

While 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Episode 15 isn’t the strongest episode of the series, it offers a sense of comfort before the cliffhanger. The episode gives the viewers a chance to prepare themselves for the finale and bid goodbye to Kate and ‘Firefly Lane’ as a whole. By the looks of it, Kate is ready to say goodbye too, considering she gave Johnny and Tully her permission to explore romantically after her death…it was shocking for everyone involved.


The cliffhanger comes as a shocker, but it hardly takes away from how beautifully each and every character worked hard to try and help Kate, especially Johnny. We’re aware that Tully is supposed to be Kate’s forever, but in 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Part 2, Johnny emerges as one of the best characters that have been written in television history. His character from the first episode of ‘Firefly Lane’ to the penultimate has seen the most growth, and we cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than Ben Lawson!

The series finale of ‘Firefly Lane’ has one big question to answer, but will it do justice to everything ‘Firefly Lane’ has built so far?

You can stream all episodes of ‘Firefly Lane’ Season 2 on Netflix from April 27, 2023.

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