**SPOILER ALERT FOR THE BLOODLINE SERIES FINALE**
Bloodline ended its third and final season with a massive cliffhanger, leaving fans in the dark as to whether or not John told Nolan the truth about killing his father. But why, when the show’s cancellation gave the creators plenty of time to plot the ending?
Speaking to THR, co-creator Todd A. Kessler defended the very intentional decision to leave viewers hanging, explaining that it’s basically now up to the fans to imagine their own Season 4:
“The intention of that ending is to really have the audience pick up where that leaves off. It’s not meant to be coy. But we’re not answering it. The audience should be able to put themselves “in the shoes of the characters” and decide for themselves what happens.
Expanding, he says:
It’s meant to leave the audience with answering it for themselves: What is the right thing to do? Is the right thing to do to confess to Nolan about what happened, and that helps clear John’s conscience and may in essence lead to changing the family and changing the family dynamic? But it also puts a huge burden onto Nolan because what is he going to do with that truth? So much of this third season is about putting the audience in the shoes of these characters, trying to align the audience with the characters’ predicament. It’s not meant to write out that whole scene and have it portrayed because in essence we’re watching it play out.
Did the ending of Bloodline leave you satisfied or raging? Would you watch an unlikely Bloodline revival or spinoff in years to come?