Released on November 10, 2022, on the Netflix platform, the second and final season of Warrior Nun closes the battle between the warrior nuns and the fearsome Adriel, conveying all the characters toward the grand finale.
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Even Warrior Nun, like many other Netflix series, sees an end after only two seasons. However, the telefilm of the warrior nuns, led by Ava Silva, played by the young Alba Baptista, does not leave us with unfinished business. In fact, unlike many other TV series that were suddenly cut short, the creators managed to have time to come up with an ending that met the audience’s expectations.
Warrior Nun was a series that perhaps could have had great potential, but in this case, the length of the episodes didn’t help the plot. A greater number of episodes, with a shorter playing time, would have made it possible to expand the inner panorama of the protagonists and better manage some parts of the script. This would probably have allowed the audience to get to know the characters better and create a greater emotional connection.
The second season of Warrior Nun gets to the heart of the clash between the alleged angel Adriel (William Miller) and the group of warrior nuns, guided by the experience of the Mother Superior (Sylvia De Fanti). If the first episodes serve to lay the foundations of the battle, flowing slowly, the last episodes travel at full speed, perhaps removing part of the essential suspense.
Adriel seems bent on dominating the Earth, taking his twisted cult to its zenith. Duretti’s (Joaquim De Almeida) faith and courage are put to test, while Father Vincent (Tristan Ulloa) seems to lose his way definitively. Lilith (Lorena Andrea) begins to mutate and chooses to approach a dangerous ally.
Demonic entities fade into the background, almost completely disappearing. All that remains is to eliminate the looming threat of Adriel and his followers. Yet all of Ava’s beliefs become a big question mark, she wishes she could escape the responsibilities that the Halo has bestowed on her. But in the end, only one choice is possible, which will see her vanish into another realm.
I have to admit, this second season didn’t excite me as much as the first. I think that, since the scriptwriters were forced to close the matter in just eight episodes, everything went downhill at breakneck speed, without giving any depth.
Many characters remain superficial, I was unable to feel them close, and for this reason, their departure has left me with no emotion. The plot, thus compressed, remains sterile, and flat, and has left me with a veil of tepid disappointment.
All the potential of the first season was quickly exhausted. Ava’s character, along with Lilith’s, remains one of the few I’ve been able to connect with. I think this show deserved a better run and more episodes. All in all, it remains a pleasant vision, light and entertaining, if that’s your thing.
All that remains is to say goodbye to Warrior Nun, another TV series that has fallen under the relentless guillotine of Netflix, the streaming platform now spares no one. If you are looking for a show with demons, higher entities, and slightly particular nuns, give Warrior Nun a chance. If you like the supernatural, but in undemanding tones, you just have to follow the story of Ava Silva.