'Snowfall' Season 3 finale will see Franklin Saint decide whether to stay and fight or leave it all behind
As the title of the finale suggests, 'Other Lives' will see Franklin's parents Cissy and Alton Saint try to convince Franklin of their points of view before he can make a life-affirming decision. Franklin might just be set to leave everything behind because he doesn't ever want to return to prison
The 'Snowfall' Season 3 finale is just days away and the episode titled 'Other Lives' is expected to center on the choice Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) and his family will make on the face of being cornered. In episode 9, we saw Franklin bribe his former neighbor Andre Wright's (Marcus Henderson) partner Herb Nixon (Jesse Luken) into silence.
Franklin was the one who pulled the trigger on Andre, but it was framed as suicide which his daughter Melody (Reign Edwards) refused to believe. However, because she is an addict who is mostly not in her right mind, no one takes her seriously when she says her father did not commit suicide.
Furthermore, they do not hear why she thinks Franklin was the one to commit the crime. A frustrated Melody, on the day Franklin and his family arranged for a service in memory of her father, ends up shooting Franklin. Now, where does that leave the show? He was shot at twice, and at the end of episode 9, he was seen trying to crawl away.
This brings us to the promo shared by the network which for the most part features montages of everything that transpired throughout the season so far. While there is not really a subplot we can pick, it is clear the upcoming episode will concentrate as much on Franklin's family members as it will on him.
As the title of the upcoming episode suggests, 'Other Lives' will also see Franklin's parents Cissy (Michael Hyatt) and Alton Saint (Kevin Carroll) try to convince Franklin of their points of view before he makes a life-affirming decision. For one, it looks like Franklin might just be set to leave everything behind because he doesn't ever want to return to the hellhole that is prison.
His experience inside was unforgettable, not just for Franklin, but the viewers as well. Franklin is not ready to go back to prison. This could also be the reason Franklin is encouraged to not proceed further in the path of self-destruction.
Then we have a voice inside Franklin's head and also one outside, voiced by people who are close to Franklin. It is important to stay and fight is what he is told and this has Franklin conflicted. From sacrificing his best friend in season 2 to murdering his ex-girlfriend's father this season, Franklin has done a lot of unspeakable things to stay on top of his game.
This includes hooking young people in his neighborhood with crack, to which Melody falls prey as well. If Franklin were to leave everything behind, all the sacrifices he has made so far may end up becoming purposeless and all the plans he had mapped out would be nugatory. So, which route will Franklin take at this point? His decision will not only tell us who Franklin really is but also show us the direction the next season -- if there is one -- takes.
The finale airs Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m.