In the season 2 finale of Hulu’s Light as a Feather, the lines between life and death, cursed and uncursed, are blurring. Questions will remain.
Previously on Light as a Feather, Trey (Jordan Rodrigues) and the others faced off against Peri (Adriyan Rae), whose quest for revenge warped her into becoming the chief villain of the series.
For perspective, consider that Violet (Haley Ramm) had previously been the main villain but is now a main hero. In fact, McKenna “Mac” Brady (Liana Liberato) only recently entrusted Violet to mercy kill her, should she endure more pain under the Chrysalis curse.
This episode really takes off when Peri escapes with the urn that’s supposed to end the curse. Meanwhile, Alex (Brianne Tju) frees the others from the barn while Mac is unconscious and barely breathing. Alex offers to give Mac a lidocaine shot, but they agree that stopping the curse is the most important step.
The importance of stopping the curse becomes increasingly important after they see the chrysalis on Mac’s back threaten to hatch. Alex receives a phone call from Peri surprisingly, who offers to save her life, and only hers. Alex decides she’ll try to trade herself for the ashes, but Violet demands to come along for the ride.
A crushing defeat
As Mac weaves in and out of consciousness, she seems to dream about her identical twin sister, Jennie. However, this being Light as a Feather, you know it’s likely really her sister’s spirit. When Jennie disappears in the dream, Mac disappears from the others in the real world.
As this continues, Violet takes the urn from Peri and talks to Alex. It turns out the urn is a fakeout, but they do find the real ashen remains. Then, when Violet distracts Peri again by taunting her about her brother’s death, Alex actually pulls a mechanical lever which releases something to crush Peri (Author’s note: I am not a farmer so, admittedly, I don’t know what this machine was, other than to assume it’s a hay baler or something like that).
We also see that Jennie possesses Mac again, and she almost crushes Trey to death against a tree. However, Henry conveniently saves Trey in the nick of time and is also spared any instant death. However, not all is bright and cheerful.
It appears that Henry now bears the chrysalis, at least momentarily. Frankly, it does not seem easy to make out exactly how that happened. Let’s speculate that the curse very easily and rapidly transfers from person to person, much like a virus (and why does that sound so relevant all of a sudden?).
Curse and Confusion
Things quickly become even more complicated. As the chrysalis gets closer to hatching, Mac orders her sister to leave, and she apparently does. With her disappearance, it appears as though the curse is lifted, and like they didn’t have to bury the ashes after all. However, we see that curse isn’t truly dead because — surprise, surprise — Peri’s eyes actually open up toward the end. How did she survive getting crushed?
Well, Light as a Feather has indicated that, if someone’s death doesn’t match the prediction detailed in the game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, any deceased person won’t stay dead for long.
This is how Violet survived being outright killed by Alex in season 1, for example. That aside, the episode shows us 5 months later, when things are seemingly back to normal. However, Violet is now possessed by Jennie, and it seems like she wants a new round of the game.
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