‘Alcatraz,’ Fox’s cult favorite TV series about government agents who are charged with tracking down disappearing inmates from the infamous San Francisco prison, will be wrapping up its first season on Monday but the cast and executive producers were on hand at Wondercon this past weekend to talk about what fans can expect in the upcoming explosive finale.
According to the show’s co-creator, Steven Lillien, next week’s finale will “pose new questions that are greater than any of the questions that have been asked thus far …” Not only will it answer a lot of questions but it will also introduce some new ones all the while still ending in a cliffhanger!
The title of each episode has been named after the inmate that Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia) go after. The finale’s title is Tommy Madsen, so all those questions about whether or not Rebecca’s grandfather murdered her partner and why Ray is so antagonistic towards his brother may just get answered!
Executive producer Jennifer Johnson stated that if you watched last Monday’s episode, ‘Webb Porter,’ there was a “wink” from the Warden that clued the audience to a very important scene or person in the finale. Audiences would also meet a character they haven’t seen yet who will be working with the Warden and reveal a character behind the Warden’s story.
Also answered in the season finale is the mysterious source of the “63s” (the name given to the escaped inmates) blood. The inmates seem to heal faster and age slower than normal people due to the colloidal silver in their blood. How it got into their system and why it’s even there will be revealed.
Although there is still no word as to whether the series will see a second season, the finale will still end in a big cliffhanger that hopefully will see concluded if Fox decides to pick the show up.
As for what the fans can expect to see if there is a second season? The producers hope to answer the question as to what happened to Rebecca’s parents, Doc’s backstory and if Sam Neill has anything to do with it, he’d like to see “more death… less lines and more shooting.”
The two-hour season finale of ‘Alcatraz’ airs Monday, March 26th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
Source: Comic Book Resources