Fire Country season 1’s conclusion, “I Know It Feels Impossible,” was a heart-pounding hour of television as a mudslide in Edgewater put Cookie, her baby, and her friend’s life in danger. Not to mention Bode’s freedom was put on the line as his drug test came back dirty ahead of his parole hearing. Manny didn’t believe that he’d been set up by Sleeper but Bode was adamant that he didn’t relapse.
The majority of the episode focused on the mudslide as both firefighting companies worked to help people stuck in the natural disaster. By the end of the season 1 finale, the characters’ worlds were rocked in a manner they weren’t prepared for thanks to Bode’s parole hearing. It set up quite the plot for season 2 to dive into once the series returns in the fall.
Here’s what happened.
Fire Country season 1 finale ending explained
Cookie had arrived a day early to surprise Freddie ahead of the wedding, but a major rainstorm had hit the night prior which had dangerously softened the ground. As she and her friend admired the wedding dress she was wearing, they heard a rumble and looked out the window only to come to the horrific realization that they were about to be hit by a mudslide. They both ran for cover, with Cookie making a dash for her baby.
Does Cookie die in Fire Country?
No. She, her friend, and her baby make it out alive and in one piece, but Cookie almost did succumb to the mudslide. She was buried in mud that was solidifying by the time Freddie and Bode were able to start helping her. As they were in the process of freeing Cookie, another mudslide was triggered. They quickly worked to free her and then wrapped themselves around a pole with safety rope in the hopes that they wouldn’t be swept away. Their plan worked and they each made it out of this event safe and sound.
During the mudslide call Sharon had her own medical emergency that scared Vince and Bode. The trio had been in the middle of a tense conversation about Bode’s drug test coming back dirty. He was telling his parents so they’d be aware that it could affect his parole verdict. Sharon didn’t want to hear Bode’s explanation or his excuses even though he was trying to tell her that he was being set-up. Overcome with emotion, Sharon walked away only to collapse seconds later.
Why did Sharon collapse?
According to her doctor it was a combination of exhaustion, dehydration, and stress. It’s also something that’s going to keep happening until she gets a new kidney. Thankfully, that looks to be on the horizon for her considering she had unexpected news to share with Vince.
What do Sharon and Luke tell Vince?
It turns out that Luke is a kidney match for Sharon. At the time he’d learned of his status, he was on the outs with the two of them and wasn’t sure if his kidney was wanted. However, once he told Sharon, she said it had to come without strings so that’s how he presented it. Vince and Sharon were grateful for this turn of events. They, however, weren’t grateful for the outcome of Bode’s parole hearing.
Does Bode make parole?
Unfortunately, he doesn’t. Bode doesn’t even get the opportunity to present his case the way he planned. Right before his hearing, he was told by Mel, who works for the state’s attorney’s office, that he was being investigated and that he’s the reason Freddie’s case has gotten caught up in the system.
Mel sells a story (that we find fishy) that Bode’s the real kingpin of Three Rock and that he’s been running a drug operation from the camp. And if he wants to ensure his friend goes free then he has to cop to dealing dope through Three Rock. As such, when it’s time for him to stand before the board, Bode lies and says that he relapsed and that he’s responsible for the drugs at camp. This, of course, devastates those he loves. Convinced that strings need to be pulled to get Bode out of this situation, Vince talks to Sharon about it, but they’ve seemingly switched positions when it comes to Bode because she thinks pulling strings is what led Bode down this road.
As for Gabriela…well, she still believes in him.
Do Bode and Gabriela break up?
It’s unclear. While he was being taken away Gabriela was insistent that she was going to standby him and that she didn’t believe that he relapsed. Bode tried pushing her away and telling her that he’s a drug addict and that she should stay away from him and have the life she deserves, but she’s hopelessly in love with him, so it’s hard to believe she’d give up that easily. But Bode being back in jail may not be their sole relationship hurdle to clear next season given what Cara shared with Jake.
Is Bode the father of Cara’s child?
Earlier in the finale, Cara had a not so subtle reaction to learning that Jake had opened his home to Bode as a roommate until he can get on his feet after paroling. Jake thought it might be because she still has feelings for his best friend, but it wasn’t that at all.
11 years ago, when she was 19 she got pregnant. Her mom helped her hide it and then when the baby came, her mom passed the child off as her own. Said child is Genevieve, a preteen who’s under the impression that Cara is her sister when she’s actually her biological mom. Jake asked Cara if Bode is the child’s father, but she doesn’t know which leaves us with a baby daddy plot hanging over season 2.
Was Freddie released from prison?
The episode concludes with a full circle moment as Freddie surprises Cookie at the local bar and restaurant. He’s been released from prison just like Mel said he would be, and he tells Cookie that Bode’s been sent back to the prison facility. He’s no longer at Three Rock. Cookie and Freddie don’t marry in the finale, but we have a feeling they’ll be doing what they can to help Bode just like he spent all season working to help Freddie.
Season 2 of Fire Country will premiere sometime in the fall of this year. It’ll debut on a Friday at 9 p.m. ET after the season 7 premiere of S.W.A.T.