Firefly Lane ending explained: All the things that happened in the finale episode
I can’t DEAL with all this
After *that* ending to Firefly Lane, it’s safe to say we’ve been left with a lot of questions and are in need of having a few of the cliffhangers explained.
The series is all about the lifelong friendship of Tully Hart and Kate Mularkey. The pair met when they were 14-years-old and neighbours on Firefly Lane, and have been best friends for 30 years since. The friendship has been turbulent to say the least – with babies, marriages, divorces, flings and fallouts all along the way – but somehow, they always seem to have each other’s backs and come out stronger.
However, the ending leaves us with more than a few unanswered questions. So if you’re done inevitably crying like a baby at it all, here is every last bit of the Firefly Lane ending on Netflix explained. You’re welcome.
Who is Bud whose funeral it was and how did he die?
The funeral scene had been hinted at since episode two, with at first it looking as though it could have been for Tully – as Kate and her daughter were seen in the car outside talking about missing her. However, Tully then shows up at the funeral – which is actually for Kate’s father, Bud.
We see flashbacks to Kate’s father having high blood pressure and heart attacks in the past, which hasn’t been confirmed as what happened to cause his death, but is highly likely a factor in it.
What happened to Johnny Ryan? Did he survive?
Also in the last episode, we see editor, producer and Kate’s ex-husband Johnny Ryan leaving to go to Iraq and be a war correspondent, and we’re yet to see if he’s ok.
As a happy Christmas plays out at Kate’s house, we see a landmine go off in Iraq and Johnny is clearly very injured. His body is seen laying close to where the explosion happened. The phone then goes off at Kate’s house, presumably to report the news to her, but she is outside drinking wine with Tully, so doesn’t answer the call. Tully tells Kate that she wants her to be a producer on her new show, after quitting The Girlfriend Hour when it got taken over.
If the book is anything to go by, Johnny will survive as he is alive and well in the second book of the series. But Netflix doesn’t always follow books exactly, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
And what on earth happened between Kate and Tully?
At the funeral, a huge fight happens between Tully and Kate, showing that their friendship is over. Kate says she will never forgive Tully and doesn’t want to see her ever again. It looks as though something pretty big has come between their previously unbreakable friendship.
Whilst in the show we have no clues as to what happened between them to cause this, in the book it is said that the argument happened when Tully invites Kate and her daughter Marah onto her show. The idea of the live show is so that she can help improve the struggles Kate and Marah have been going through in their relationship as mother and daughter. They go on the show to talk things through. However, things go wrong and Kate ends up getting really angry with Tully live on air, destroying their thirty-year friendship in one huge bust up.
The argument was enough to stop Kate and Tully talking for a couple of years leading up to the funeral, which is why Kate was surprised she showed up. If the series gets renewed for a second season, the argument will probably be covered and shown.
Basically we need a second season, like yesterday.
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