CAUTION: If you haven’t seen the show yet, go watch it, then come back and read this. Spoilers ahead!
In the Flesh just wrapped up its second series, and we aren’t surprised to say it was absolutely brilliant. The dynamic between the characters, the relationships, the plot twists … the finale has it all! You can imagine our disappointment that a series 3 has yet to be confirmed. So much happened in the series 2 finale, and there are tons of questions left unanswered:
- Who is the real First Risen?
- Will Amy “rise” for a second time?
- Will there be a Second Rising at all?
- Is Kieren destined to have all his boyfriends die or be in a mastermind plot to kill him?
We’re seriously in love with this show and totally itching for a series 3. Let’s break down why a series 3 is a no-brainer. (Come on, BBC!)
Oh, and not to mention, we’re suckers for British humour. (See what we did there?)
1. We need more Kieren Walker. Kier has been tested throughout series 1 and 2. First, his boyfriend goes overseas to war and dies, and Kier kills himself because it’s all just too much. Then, Kier rises from the dead, is reunited with his love (who also rose from the dead), only to find his love stabbed in the head by his dad. Then, he meets some Undead Prophet cult leader (Simon) and they fall in love. We think all is well, and THEN we find out his new boy toy is being told by an unknown über-leader that he has to kill Kieren. #GetOutOfHere
And Kier’s relationship with Amy? They were the ultimate besties, and she loved him more than anything. Even if all of Kieren’s boyfriends were killed by their parents or a part of some secret plot to kill him, he at least had her … until they killed her off. We’ll never forgive you for that, Dominic Mitchell. #BringBackAmy #SecondRisingPlease
Also, the fact that Kieren was able to overcome the effects of the Blue Oblivion drug makes us think that maybe he, like Amy, is starting to become human again.
2. The big twist: Are they becoming human again? Before Amy’s death, we saw what appeared to be her demise. She was having nosebleeds, random seizures and spells of acting like a human. (Remember when she started making herself a meal in the kitchen?) We then learned that she was really in the process of regaining her senses and starting to become human. She felt raindrops while in a tent with her boyfriend and ate an apple at the Roarton festival, and all was beautiful in the world. Then Maxine had to go and ruin everything and kill her! Speaking of that lying sack of sheep brains …
3. Maxine has got tricks. What is up with this chick? First she comes into town, guns a-blazing, telling everyone that they need to reinforce the HVF (Human Volunteer Force), and put the “rotters” to work by making them do “projects” only people in prison do. No offense, Crazy Eyes.
Throughout series 2, we see scenes of her mocking up photos of the risen in Roarton, crossing off their names one by one. We finally find out her motive when she visits her brother’s grave — she secretly wants a Second Rising! Apparently, she believes that the First Risen must die in order for the Second Rising to happen. She thinks that Amy is the First Risen, which is why she killed her. We’re still a little unclear if Amy or Kier (or neither?!) is the First Risen, which is another reason why we need a series 3!
4. Men in Black. They totally left us hanging with the final scene, which featured the mystery suits digging up Amy’s grave. They knew that she was reverting back to her human self and coming alive again, so what the heck do they want with her? Are they going to bring her back to life (yes, please)? Do they just want to experiment on her body? They obviously know something we don’t, and we want to know, dang it!
5. Jem’s development. We need another season to give Jem another chance. First we hated her, then we didn’t. Then we hated her again, and now we kind of don’t. We get that she’s a teenage girl and she’s going through a lot. To be fair, when we were her age, we were worrying about becoming prom queen and evading household chores, not wondering whether or not we should disown our half-dead brother. We just think Jem deserves a series 3 so she can make us love her again.
6. A show with an impact. We’ve said this before, but we truly feel that In the Flesh is the most important show on TV right now. Sure, it’s a cool twist on the zombie genre, but it’s so much more than that. It’s highly relatable for anyone who feels like an outsider or a minority. In The Flesh is one giant metaphor for antibullying and antidiscrimination movements. They’re basically grabbing a megaphone every episode and telling you to fight for what’s right, let your freak flag fly, and love yourself no matter what people have to say. We dig it.
The writing is brilliant, deep and impactful. The acting is on point. The story lines are perfection. We want more!
Did we convince you? Of course we did. Now hop onto your Twitter and tweet @BBCAmerica and @BBCThree that we need a series 3 of In the Flesh — series creator and writer Dominic Mitchell tells us so!
— Dominic Mitchell (@DomMitchell) June 15, 2014
Until next time … #FangsOut!