The first season finale of Apple TV+’s High Desert provided a conclusion that took a strange and unexpected turn. “High Desert,” the focus is on Peggy, a woman who has been struggling with addiction and the loss of her mother. However, as the story unfolded, we witnessed a vulnerable woman consumed by addiction and the devastating toll it had taken on her life. As the story progress, Peggy (Patricia Arquette) willingly stepped into a cannon to signify her journey. The episode demonstrates a lack of emotional connection with the audience throughout the first season and makes assumptions about Peggy’s survival in the canon Catch up on all the excitement with our (www.tvacute.com) breakdown of the finale episode.
High Desert Episode 8 Recap
In this episode titled “I Need a Hero” Peggy is in danger of losing her home, which her siblings had been financially supporting while she was caring for their mother. Peggy accepts a job working for a detective named Bruce Harvey (Brad Garrett) in an effort to impress her siblings. But when she finds a premium fake painting in Guru Bob’s possession, she also starts dating the ex-boyfriend of a coworker.
Guru Bob’s missing wife, Dona, may have been murdered, according to Peggy, who intends to collect proof in order to collect the reward money provided by Dona’s family. In order to get a confession from Guru Bob (Rupert Friend), she appears as a broker looking to purchase one of Bob’s false paintings and enlists the aid of her ex-husband, Denny (Matt Dillon). However, their strategy gets derailed, and they are unable to obtain the proof they were hoping for. But Denny’s dog discovers a finger close to Bob’s home, and Peggy believes it to be Dona’s and evidence of her demise.
Peggy makes the decision to speak with Dona’s family, the Gattchis, but she only makes things more difficult for herself. She starts to feel something for Guru Bob and decides to use the Gattchis’ money to settle her siblings’ debts while also assisting Bob in escaping the thugs who are following him. Her preparations, however, are derailed when Heather, one of the gangsters, decides to exact revenge on Peggy and Denny.
When Peggy and Bob are led by the Gattchis to unearth Dona’s corpse, the situation worsens. In this tense moment, Bob admits that he inadvertently killed Dona during a disagreement and buried her to hide the fact. Using her offer to locate a buyer for Dona’s false paintings, Peggy is able to diffuse the situation. One of the Gattchis, Nick (Carmine Giovinazzo), concurs, but Leo wants to murder Peggy and Bob. Nick and Leo get into a brawl that ends in their deaths.
High Desert Episode 8 Ending! Is Peggy Dead or Alive?
After escaping the Gattchis, Peggy and Bob travel to Peggy’s bartending position. But Denny and his friend drive Bob away since he still needs money to pay off his debts. Peggy is forced to deal with the fallout of her actions when her boss gets upset with her for breaking a risky commitment. Peggy chooses to carry out the before-described being blasted out of a cannon because she is so overcome with sadness and guilt over the death of her mother. The sound of the shot signals the end of the episode.
As the cannon shot rings out, Peggy’s fate hangs in the balance. Will she survive? Only time will tell. But if there’s a Season 2, fans can rest assured that Peggy will be back in action. The audience is left with unanswered questions and the emotional connection seems to be missing in this episode. While the series shows promise for future seasons, it may not currently be recommended to others.
The excursion across the High Desert has been enjoyable overall for a number of reasons. With a cast of distinctive characters, the drama offered a clear and interesting plot. High Desert also stands out thanks to its unusual finish, which adds to Apple TV+’s reputation for creating unique content that sets it apart from other platforms.