'Pennyworth' season finale finally brings Alfred, Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane together, leaving fans eager for Season 2
This article contains spoilers for 'Pennyworth' episode 10 'Marianne Faithful'
By now, we're pretty sure you've caught up with the season finale of 'Pennyworth'. If you haven't, then it's about time you did. The 10-episode series that traces the origins and early days of Batman's butler, Alfred Pennyworth, is an explosive prequel.
Back in the day, Alfred, played by the suave and talented Jack Bannon, was a former SAS man and knew more than just a thing or two about life on the field. He's had his share of bloody action, romance, and turmoil before finally becoming Bruce Wayne's trusted aide.
'Pennyworth' grabbed the spotlight when it said the relationship between Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane, Batman's parents, would be explored and explained. True to its word, Martha (Emma Paetz) made an appearance in episode three 'Martha Kane' while Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) was part of the series since the pilot episode.
Over the course of the series, it was revealed that the duo works together while Wayne worked for the CIA. However, the series took its time before bringing Alfred, Wayne and Kane together as a team.
However, audiences had their share of OMG moments with every unpredictable twist and turn the series threw at us.
One of them was the killing of Esme Winkus (Emma Corrin), Alfie's fiancé in episode four. Not many expected a foe from Alfred's past to come back and exact revenge.
His Captain, Curzon (Charlie Woodward) kills Esme bringing out a new ruthless shade of Alfred. Episode six, 'Cilla Black' is all about witches, Satanists, hallucinations, and sprinkles of normalcy. Nonetheless, it is still another compelling watch.
Ahead of the season finale, Bannon, in an exclusive with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) was asked if bringing in the element of unpredictability was one of the show's main intention.
"I don't think it was the main intention, it was something that actually came out when we were doing. Bruno (Heller) wrote it as we went along, so every week we got a new script and we really had a lot of fun with it," he said.
He continued, "We had a lot of different directors and that meant adapting to working with different people and that's great as an actor."
"I don't think it was the main intention," he reiterated adding, "but I think it was certainly something that was conscious, and something I think is one of the strongest elements of the series."
Bannon also hinted at a team-up with Wayne and Kane. "I mean they team up a little bit in episode 10 but I think further on, yes that’s got to happen," he explained.
"Alfred’s dealing with a lot anyway, we said at the beginning if you’re expecting a kind of buddy-buddy relationship, Starsky & Hutch style thing between Alfred and Thomas, then you’re going to be disappointed," he pointed out.
"It’s much more complicated than that and I think at some point, we've got to team up. Whether it’s a personal or a professional relationship. Or a friendship that’s got to happen at some point. I am excited to see how that starts," he shared.
'Marianne Faithfull' finally gives us that connection with some additional support after Dave Boy and Bazza manage to rescue the queen from the Sykes sisters. Lord Harwood and his criminal outfit are imprisoned.
However, the Raven Society leader has the last laugh. In the process Mr. P dies, so does the Prime Minister and a majority of the guests, except Alfred, who makes it out with an unconscious queen in his arms.
There are still a few unexplained threads. What happens to Wayne and Kane? The former is shot in the final minutes of the story by some gunman from the Ravens and barely pulls through.
Will the couple head back to the US? Will Alfred join them considering he had plans to go there when he was running away from the law? Only a potential season two can answer these questions.