'Hightown' Finale: Renee pulls a shocker of a twist in the end, fans say 'she's a whole clown'
Spoilers for 'Hightown' Episode 8 '#Blessed'
Hightown's Season 1 just wrapped on a note that most fans dreaded all along but had hoped against all hope that it wouldn't happen. Detective Ray Abruzzo's (James Badger Dale) informant Renee Segna (Riley Voelkel) screwed him over in the end and revealed she was all on baby-daddy and incarcerated druglord Frankie Cuevas's (Amaury Nolasco) side the whole time. Well, technically, things changed in the final moments of the episode for sure and Renee managed to throw her budding feelings for Ray out in the trash and join hands with Frankie, aiding his release from prison. And that's something viewers are calling absolute clownery because they are convinced picking Frankie over Ray is only going to cause her further downfall.
The season finale, Episode 8 titled '#Blessed' ended on a somewhat positive note for our protagonist Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund), but for Ray, it was a steaming pile of sh*t. Renee, who had us convinced that she was falling for Ray, decided to record herself performing oral sex on him and leaked the tape to the police department, thus causing a suspension for him while an internal investigation takes place. She did that after Frankie proposed to her in prison and probably Renee knew there was no running away from her past and being his mother's child would always have her present linked to him.
So in the final moments, we see Renee getting ready, decking up in all white and going to pick up Frankie from prison and he walks out looking dapper in a suit, hinting at the two of them having a wedding right then. This whole sequence has fans somewhat angry with Renee, as one of them took to Twitter to share: "Renee is a whole CLOWN! Frankie is just going to bring you down, sis! This is how she looked getting ready to go pick him up."
Another shared: "I've watched this episode 4Xs since midnight and I love it! Frankie and Renee. I'm pissed she did this to Ray! Osito needs to work with Jamie and Ray take Frankie and Renee down in season 2! Which can't get here fast enough!"
A compassionate fan understood Renee compromising the situation in the case and tweeted: "I get why Renee did what she did, and honestly Ray deserved that, but choosing Frankie? Yikes." Others weren't as okay with the ending and expressed their shock writing: "Yeah, that I did not see coming. Pretty sure Renee has picked the wrong side to align herself with and that's gonna come back to bite her in the behind." Summing it up for the whole fandom, one tweeted: "Renee, you deserve so much better than Frankie."