The Great Season 1 Ending, Everything you should know?
The Great is a 2020 comedy-drama television series, described by its commissioner Hulu as ‘historic anti-historic’, based on the rise to power of Catherine the Great, Empress of All Russia.
All 10 episodes of the first season were released on Hulu on May 15, 2020. The series stars Elle Fanning as Queen Catherine II and Nicholas Hoult as Emperor Peter III.
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The Great Season 1 Ending Explained: What Happens with Catherine?
Catherine’s once loyal maid Marie (Phoebe Fox) has kicked Catherine out of Peter III, and Aunt Elizabeth (Belinda Bromilow) is besieged by her uncle Archie (Adam Godley).
Peter saves Catherine’s life as she is pregnant with their child, but forces her to choose between killing him and losing her lover. However, the season ends on a note that reveals that Catherine is willing to sacrifice her Leo in order to win.
Almost every episode of The Great ends with a close-up of Elle Fanning’s face. It is a testament to her performance that how much her expression changes over the course of the series from a bubbly,
Young lady full of optimism as the series opens to a cold-hearted usurper who prepares to shed blood in the service of her “great” love. Even bigger reason. When she lets her military adviser Valementov go ahead, her cheeks are no longer pink and her eyes are steel.
The episode shows Catherine waking up on her birthday with her boyfriend Leo (Sebastian de Souza). After declaring that her happy birthday is finally ruling Russia, she learns that Peter needs to be killed the same day.
Catherine quickly organizes a coup with her team of conspirators. Valementov (Douglas Hodge) is ordered to prepare an army, Orlo (Sachcha Dhawan), to take over Catherine’s nemesis Archie (Adam Godley) and Mariol (Phoebe Fox) to be with Catherine.
Catherine will kill Peter herself. Elizabeth wants to do fertility tests with Katherine and gives her plenty of fluids so she can urinate. Katherine defies saying that no urine will come and tries to turn the conversation around;
She asks Elizabeth how she felt when she killed Ivan. Katherine then can’t hold her urine inside and leaves it lying she is lying – Elizabeth calls her beaver’s nose and that means she is going to kill Peter.
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Katherine shows that she is pregnant and asks for her support – Elizabeth kisses her cheek and tells her not to kill him. I liked this scene because Marielle saw it all – she has no choice but to go ahead with the coup.
Meanwhile, Peter takes Leo off the hunt and asks two of his men to shoot him but they only injure him which complicates things. His plan is to hide Leo until Catherine commits to him and her only.
The Great Season 1 Review
In Great Season 1, Nothing is too great and can be easily missed. If you are a fan of Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, you can still try this. However, this is not binge-worthy content.
It doesn’t grab your attention after a few episodes. The only good thing about it is its ridiculous elements which include highly charged character, treatment of women and state of affairs in Russia.