Last night was the season finale of NBC’s Deception, which did indeed deliver on the promise to reveal Vivian Bower’s killer. After shows like The Killing, who promised to reveal the long-awaited killer, only to pull the rug out from under their audience, it’s easy to become jaded when a Network promises to reveal all. Kudos to NBC for doing just that. Not only did we find out who the killer was (Robert Bowers), but the show did a nice job of setting up for a second season without being heavy-handed about it.
After 11 episodes of wondering ‘Who Killed Vivian Bowers,’ the killer was finally unmasked. In a not-so-surprising reveal, Vivian’s father Robert was revealed to be her killer. I say unsurprising, because he’s been the frontrunner for the past 5 episodes or so. What was surprising was his motive has yet to be revealed. I guess we’ll just have to wait to see if the show gets granted a highly unlikely second season. Something else we’ll also have to wait for: If Robert does really know about Joanna. (More…)