'In the Dark' Season 2 Finale: Murphy ends things with Max, upset fans insist they are 'endgame'
Spoilers for 'In the Dark' Season 2 Episode 13 'My Pride and Joy'
After everything that Murphy Mason (Perry Mattfeld) and Max Parish (Casey Deidrick) have been through during the two seasons of 'In the Dark' that have aired, it would be easy to see why viewers want the on-and-off couple to be endgame. However, events of the recent episode have left fans heartbroken, hoping the third season would give them what they want.
The whirlwind second season saw Murphy working for Chicago crime boss, Nia Bailey (Nicki Micheaux) who was also a target of Dean Riley's (Rich Sommer) investigation. We saw Murphy first laundering money for Nia, then storing and distributing drugs for her -- also roping in her colleagues and friends, Felix Bell (Morgan Krantz), and Jess Damon (Brooke Markham) in the process. Much of what Murphy did was to protect Max. We also saw many soft, intimate moments between them, especially as Max was in prison. And who can forget the 'White Lines' inspired having-sex-after-burying-a-body-in-the-woods scene?
So it came as a surprise when Murphy tells Max that they are over as she tells him that she genuinely has feelings for Josh Wallace (Theodore Bhat). Too bad the IRS officer later deduces Murphy's relationship Nia and tells her he will pursue the case. Anyhow, while it might be hard to find Murphy convincing, Max truly seems to be done this time, telling Murphy he will never come back.
Fans were disappointed over what seemed to be the final breakup between Max and Murphy. One fan tweeted, "Murphy ending things with Max like that doesn’t make any sense with where she’s been this whole damn season. I’m so disappointed with where this season ended with them. #InTheDark." Another wrote, "I am done with CW shows. None of them know how to write a good ship and keep them together. Maxphy are perfect together @CWInTheDark. #IntheDark played me and now I'm winning by backing out of the game." Another wrote, "After everything Murphy did this season to help Max, her turning around and breaking his heart is THE WORST and makes NO SENSE. this better be made right in Season 3!!!"
However, others understood Murphy's perspective. One fan tweeted, "Murphy is right she and Max do bring the worse in each other out. They also bring the best out of each other. #InTheDark." Another wrote, "Murphy isn't necessarily wrong. They're kinda stuck with each other, but they've been through too much dark stuff. On the other hand, WHEN EXACTLY did Murphy fall in love with Josh? They went from platonic friends to hardcore feelings in a blink of an eye. #InTheDark." One fan shared, "Murphy not wrong because she ran into Max while she was trying to get justice for her friend, and the shit they been through was dark, no time to really enjoy their relationship & Now the fire has burned out #InTheDark."
However, because of what happened with Josh, Murphy, Jess, Felix and Max will probably go on the run again. Who knows what will happen when they end up spending the uncomfortable time evading law enforcement? Max and Murphy may very well find their way back to each other in Season 3 which could hit our screens sometime in 2021.