( Warning: This post includes spoilers through the Season 1 ending of Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls.”)
The last couple of minutes of the 10 th and final episode of Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls” Season 1 take audiences through a real roller rollercoaster of closure and unpredictability, as buddies Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding) and Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) finally make up. Nathan, whose brain is essentially broken after learning he’s not a Rutherford, however a D’Angelo, asks forgiveness to Reagan for only considering himself and his desires to promote his legacy over hers to promote her Native community’s. And she tells him she is far from totally “getting it” as he believes she does, which nobody is ever totally in the right over somebody else.
Though Nathan isn’t coming home to Rutherford Falls immediately– he has a lot to sort out still– the call ends with the 2 reconciled, and Reagan starts the challenging job of opening the cultural center she has just combated so difficult to make the position of running.
And then, Nathan switches on the radio in his cars and truck and hears the start of reporter Josh Carter’s (Dustin Milligan) podcast about Rutherford Falls– which Reagan had actually asked Josh not to go through with, after she informed Josh many individual aspects of Nathan’s household history throughout their brief romance.
So where does this leave Reagan, Nathan and Josh heading into a prospective Season 2 of “Rutherford Falls,” which was co-created by Helms, Mike Schur and Sierra Teller Ornelas?
” Well, we don’t have actually season 2 mapped out yet, clearly, since we don’t know if we’re going to get one. We do not know, like, is Nathan going to double down yet once again?
” I believe, you know, in regards to Reagan’s experience, she’s leveled up in her profession. However like more cash, more issues,” she continued. “That’s not a simple thing to deal with. S– t’s going to hit the fan a lot when she’s running a whole museum. And in terms of Josh, he got his, too. So he has like a lot of stake in this town now. He has actually done like a strange thing to Rutherford Falls, which is he put it on the map and not necessarily in an excellent way for everyone. Everybody has, like, blown up their lives in a weird way. And we do not understand yet what that’s going to look like. However I trust that the authors and reveal creators of our program, I rely on that we will have a fun time figuring it out.”
Reserving those last moment twists, Jana informed TheWrap about Reagan’s earlier difficulty in the finale, where she went live on social networks in an attempt to encourage her fellow Minishonka Country tribe members that she is the ideal individual to run the culture center casino owner Terry Thomas (Michael Greyeyes) is opening– even if they think she’s stuck up and too separated from their neighborhood to represent them.
” This was sort of our crabs-in-a-bucket episode,” Schmieding stated. Certainly I believe it’s important to sort of comprehend, like, you know, when a young person comes into a neighborhood and individuals are already suspect and I believe it’s fair to state, like Reagan sets up store and she’s like, ‘Here I am!
She continued: “I believe what we’re attempting to do is not necessarily state like, yeah, Native people like we dislike each other or we don’t let each other grow. Like, the way that we operate culturally is to say, like, you understand, it’s difficult and even when we have good intents, I think a lot of times in modern society, we want to do things quick. We want to like get it done. We wish to remain in the spotlight and like, you know, and without going through a great deal of the traditional procedure, which is like a lot of consultation and a great deal of asking, do you agree with this? And Reagan, she resembles, ‘I have done the work, I’m attempting I’m trying to do it right. And and now it’s just getting petty, you understand, now you’re simply going to dig your heels in.’ And I believe it’s also type of chooses the theme of the show, which is when someone’s beliefs about an individual or a situation or history is challenged, how, normally, individuals aren’t just like, ‘Huh, good point, I’m going to change my mind about that.’ Rather, the mental analysis and data shows that a lot of people double down and just defend their beliefs and they’ll do anything.”
Schmieding discussed that this scene shows “everybody is experiencing that, not just Nathan Rutherford, and that no amount of management in a tribal neighborhood does not come without a bit of pushback.”
” So we are likewise seeing Reagan’s ability to hold her own. She’s type of entered her own and she has answers. They’re going to question her and she has answers lastly. So I think that it is necessary to see both of those things.”
” Rutherford Falls” Season 1 is streaming now on Peacock.