With just two weeks left in its 13-episode run (read our review of the latest episode), the show is expected to pay off several long-running plot threads. Based on the latest details, it looks like that very well may be the case.
Courtesy of Spoiler TV, we now have a bunch of newly released promo images for the season (series?) finale of Constantine, an episode titled "Waiting for The Man." See the photos below:
While there's certainly nothing too spoiler-y about these glimpses into the season's final episode, it does at least reveal the long-awaited return of Michael James Shaw as Papa Midnite, a character who's been conspicuously absent since episode 5. Here's the episode synopsis, according to Comic Book Movie:
A YOUNG GIRL'S ABDUCTION REUNITES JOHN AND JIM CORRIGAN - EMMETT SCANLAN AND MICHAEL JAMES SHAW RETURN - John (Matt Ryan) and Zed (Angélica Celaya) return to New Orleans when Detective Jim Corrigan (guest star Emmett Scanlan) asks for their help in the case of a missing girl. Papa Midnite (guest star Michael James Shaw) takes steps toward exacting his revenge on John. Meanwhile, the truth behind the Rising Darkness comes to light. Harold Perrineau also stars.
Jim Corrigan, by the way, is the alter ego of The Spectre - aka the physical embodiment of God's vengeance - of the DC Comics Universe.
With any luck, the plotline involving Papa Midnite can offer some sense of resolution, considering the uncertainty of a second season, and truly help the show gain some momentum. It's very likely that NBC is waiting to see how well the last couple of episodes perform before making a call regarding a possible season 2.
Recent rumors have placed Constantine in the lineup of Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark film (a.k.a. Dark Universe), and star Matt Ryan has voiced his openness to bring the character to the big screen. So, even if the NBC incarnation of his story comes to an unsatisfying close, Constantine may not be gone for long.
Are you excited for the season finale of Constantine, and how should the show wrap up this run of episodes? Let us know in the comments section below.
Constantine returns with "Angels and Ministers of Grace" on Friday, February 6 at 8pm on NBC.
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