Sweet Tooth Finale Recap: The backstories of Tommy and Bear are revealed – along with some great cliffhangers major
Sometimes the truth hurts even if you’re a half-human, half-animal hybrid living in a dystopian future.
On the way to the season finale of Netflix’s Sweet Tooth, Gus was dejected to learn that his mother and father are not his parents at all. In fact, the boy was created in a test tube by scientists, destroying any hope he had regarding his search for Birdie, the woman he believed was his mother. The big revelation seriously injured the boy and caused him to flee far, far from his new friends Bear and Tommy. But did the group reunite at the end of the season and did Birdie survive their virus-ridden existence? Read on for a summary.
With Gus on the lamb, Tommy and Bear continue to pursue the stag. Bear mentions that Gus’ date of birth is much earlier than the appearance of the other hybrids, which leads them to speculate that Gus may be the very first of its kind in the world.
When Aimee’s children escape through a sewer tunnel, General Abbot and his foot clan move into the zoo. Abbot knows who Aimee is and calls her a “mixed breed collector”. His goal, of course, is to capture “these little rodents” so that the government can experiment with them. (The hybrids could just be a key to human survival.) Nature doesn’t want us back, says Aimee, before lighting a ton of fireworks to push the soldiers back. Abbot orders his men to “take it!” But all they can find is a note from Aimee that reads, “Happy Extinction!” What a celebration this increase to Abbot would have been … if Bobby and Wendy hadn’t been captured by his thugs shortly thereafter.
After seeing Dr. Singh and his wife, Abbot blackmailed the doctor into cutting open some innocent hybrids, telling him that a new wave of “sick” was only a matter of time. “I don’t want just any cure, I want the only cure. And I want everything, ”he says – so that he can control who is alive and who is not. If the cure is his, he will release Rani. At least that’s what he says.
In a flashback we finally learn Tommy’s background story: He and his wife had a baby, but due to the pandemic and increased military presence, he was not allowed to enter the delivery room. When Tommy first met his son, he found that his offspring were half a goat. He considered fleeing, but after seeing Dr. Singh, Tommy mentioned that he wasn’t sure he could handle it. The doctor replied, “You will be surprised what you are capable of when it is for someone you love.”
And that’s not the only backstory we’ve let in on this episode. Bear tells Judy that men came and kidnapped her hybrid little sister when her parents died of the sick. Since he was only six then, there was nothing Bear could do about it. She, in turn, hated adults and eventually found someone who shared a similar experience: tigers. And so their former army came into being. She then says her real name is Becky, but her parents called her “little Becky Bear”. Judy says she shouldn’t give up on her sister. At least not yet. Look how far Gus has come.
Tommy finds Gus sitting in an open field near a crashed plane, but Gus refuses to come back. Tommy gives Dog back and tells the boy to cling to everything he has from his father. Tommy then tells the boy about his baby and that he had no idea how to father a hybrid. “I wasn’t afraid of him. I was scared of myself, “admits Tommy. But when he went back to the maternity ward, his wife and child were gone. And he never saw her again.
“Don’t let me lose you too,” he pleads with Gus. Tommy tells the boy that they can live together in the woods and teach each other things, which sounds like a nice plan … until there is a loud bang and a shot of Tommy collapses. Army men drag poor Gus away while he yells that “Big Man” is waking up.
Gus is locked up and sent to Dr. Singh reluctantly preparing to begin his work. When he gives the child a chocolate bar, Gus says “Thank you”. Singh’s face falls completely. He asks Johnny to bring him another patient. Gus is locked back in his cage in a room that also contains Wendy, Bobby, and so many other hybrids. The children all share a big hug when Gus – who had never met anyone like him before – smiles brightly.
Meanwhile, someone in a red truck picks up Tommy’s body, and when the vehicle drives away, Tommy’s eyes open. He wakes up to find that Aimee saved him. She tells him to rest and heal because “tomorrow we will get our children back”.
In a final turn of events, Bear’s satellite phone finally connects to someone out in the snowy Alaskan wilderness. It turns out that this person is Birdie who is very much alive and looking for Gus.
What do you think of Sweet Tooth’s last lesson? Will Gus, Bear and Tommy ever be reunited with their families? Rate the finale and season below, then click the comments!