If you haven’t been watching MTV’s most recent scripted series, Eye Candy, I suggest you start binge watching before the finale tonight.
The show, which premiered on January 12, is based on a book of the same name by R.L. Stine and revolves around tech genius Lindy Sampson (Victoria Justice), a 21-year-old woman living in Brooklyn who was persuaded by her roommate Sophia (Kiersey Clemons) to join the online dating site, Flirtual. After going on a few dates, she suspects that one of her suitors is linked to several cyber-stalking murders in New York City. She teams up with her friends, a handful of hackers, and the NYPD’s Cyber Crimes Unit to help her track down the man responsible for these killings, and possibly her sister Sara’s kidnapping three years earlier.
In last week’s episode, we found out that the killer and Lindy’s stalker is Jake, the too-good-to-be-true Australian hunk that Lindy meets through Flirtual. He’s caring, thoughtful, oh-so-sexy and Lindy’s unofficial boyfriend for a while. Jake finds perfection in Lindy. In a world where people can be anyone they want to be online, he learned that people were lying about their appearances, so he killed them for it. For example, a woman lied about her imperfect teeth so he pulled them out, and a man’s eyes were gouged out for wearing colored contacts.
So if we know who the killer is, what does this mean for the last episode?
Last week ended by Jake taking Lindy on a boat to an island where New York’s unclaimed dead are buried. He offered to help Lindy potentially find her sister there after more clues about Sara’s disappearance were revealed.
In a preview for the finale, we hear Jake say to Lindy as he’s lowering her into a grave, “We all have to die to be reborn.” Does this mean Jake is going to kill the main character? I doubt it, mostly because I’m hopeful there will be a second season, but also because it would make all fans really angry, and MTV wouldn’t do that to us. I predict that Tommy (Casey Jon Deidrick), an NYPD detective and Lindy’s secret admirer, will put his detective skills to the test, find out where she is, and rescue her. Or, being the smart independent woman that she is, Lindy will find a way to save herself. Regardless, she will live.
There are only ten episodes of the network’s cyber thriller, which is short compared to other series, but it’s nothing new for MTV. In fact, only 12 episodes were picked up for Finding Carter and eight and 10 episodes of Faking It for seasons one and two, respectively.
This allows for a ton of suspense to be packed into fewer episodes, and I’m definitely a fan. I’ve only watched every episode of few shows, so now I can add this one to my list. (I know, I know, I’m told I should be watching a ton more, but who has time for that)? I have no idea what would happen if season two were to actually become a thing (like it’s rumored to be in October 2015), because it seems like everything has played out already. But I’m still praying to the Eye Candy Gods that it’ll happen.
Here’s a preview of tonight’s season finale which airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.
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