'The Terminal List' Ending Explained: Will Chris Pratt's starrer see a Season 2?
Despite Pratt's James Reece finding closure after getting his revenge, a Season 2 might be in order considering the show's success
'The Terminal List' is all slambang action till the very end. The final episode leaves enough room for the massive twist and hints at a potential Season 2. The Chris Pratt-starrer based on 2018 book of the same name by Jack Carr is actually a series of books, and it remains to be seen if Amazon Prime Video greenlights a second installment. The show follows James Reece, a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who loses his team and his family. The revenge drama sees him pick off the ones responsible after realizing the deaths were part of a greater conspiracy.
The series begins with Reece and his team on a mission in Aleppo, Syria. For a long time, they have been tracking Kahani, an Iranian chemical weapons expert and a wanted target. The mission goes full-tilt south as Reece and his men suffer heavy losses. He manages to escape with Ernest “Boozer” Vickers, but the latter is revealed to have been killed soon after they arrive back to the States. Reece teams up with war correspondent Katie Buranek (Constance Wu) and Ben Edwards (Taylor Kitsch), a former SEAL now with the CIA to figure out the conspiracy and avenge his team and family.
'The Terminal List' Ending Explained
It is revealed that Reece has a brain tumor on the node between the hippocampus and amygdala. The symptoms are what he experiences — memory loss and paranoia. Even as he attempts revenge with the condition, he finds ample support from Edwards and Buranek. Aiding him are Liz Riley (Tyner Rushing) and Mexican businessman Marco Del Toro (Marco Rodriguez). The series introduces mastermind villain Steve Horn (Jai Courtney) and while Buranek plans on exposing him, Reece guns for payback.
Reece picks off his targets one by one and sets his sights on Hartley as the finale approaches after learning that she played a part in the death of his family. Adding to the suspense is also Edwards who makes the wrong decision of providing false infor after learning of the SEALs tumors they had developed and were sent into the misson despite not being battle ready. While there is no explicit scene of Reece killing Edwards, it is implied that he indeed crosses off one of the key names on his list. In the aftermath, he is shown to be heading to Mozambique.
'The Terminal List' got extended stretches of dialogue (there aren't many, to begin with). It's a serious show but does enough for one-time viewing.
'The Terminal List' is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.