Locke and Key Season 3 just dropped on Netflix with 8 episodes. As you may remember, the 2nd season was released in October 2021 so it was a blessing for Season 3 to drop this soon, considering how most Netflix shows usually have more than a year between seasons.
In Season 2, we were introduced to the big villain of the series, Captain Frederick Gideon, who had killed the patriarch of the Locke family in circa 1775. At the end of the season, Eden conjures up a new Echo in Gideon and wants to make a deal with him. In order for Gideon to open the Black Door, Eden says she’ll free him. Gideon seems to accept but betrays her in the 1st instance. He throws Eden down to a well and runs away by using one of the keys.
Now, we were curious about what Locke and Key Season 3 was going to do about the Big Bad of the series, and we finally have our answer. Here is everything you need to know about the 3rd season. Don’t worry. We’ll explain what happened in the final episode as well.
Is season 3 The last season of Locke and Key?
Almost a year before the 2nd season dropped, Netflix renewed the series for a 3rd season. But in April 2022, Netflix announced that Season 3 was going to be the final season of Locke and Key. Fans of the series and the comic books the series is based on should not worry that the show will not get a proper conclusion because, as it turns out, 3 season-plan was just what the creator had wanted in the 1st place.
So, even before the 1st episodes of the show were released, the showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill knew 3 seasons would be ideal for telling the story and wrapping up. This is a relief for fans of the story who feared that Locke and Key would end up like some other Netflix shows canceled without getting a proper send-off for their characters. Raising Dion, Archive 81, and Pretty Smart are just a few examples. Thankfully, this series does not share the same fate, and Locke and Key Season 3 is bringing the series to a nice conclusion.
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Is Locke and Key based on a true story?
Many people may wonder whether Locke and Key is based on a true story since some of the show’s events take place during and after the American Revolution. The show is based on a comic book series of the same name, written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. Although the series incorporates historical eras and events into its storyline, it is still a fantasy show, so it is not based on a true story.
What Happens At the End of Locke and Key?
Let’s recap what happened at the end of Locke and Key Season 3 for those who want a summary. The last episode of the series saw Gideon and the Locke family fight continuously as Gideon wanted the creation key to create something that would allow him to rule the world. After almost losing the fight against Gideon, the family realizes that the only way to beat him is to throw away the keys. But they should also kill Gideon with the alpha key.
They use the creation key to find the alpha key just as Gideon comes to the house and starts another fight. He uses Kinsey as bait at one point and says he’ll kill him if they don’t give him the creation key. But Kinsey has the alpha key and manages to stab that into Gideon’s heart. As they throw him down the portal in the house, the 2 keys go with him, and they realize that the portal gets smaller in size after the keys go down there, which means they have to throw every key they have to shut down the portal.
Before doing that, Bode uses a key to travel back in time to meet with their father Rendell for the last time. Bode asks Rendell if they should give up the keys, and Rendell says yes because the keys made him lose his family. The Locke family returns to the present and throws all the keys. The portal closes, and Bode says he cannot hear the whispers anymore. However, at the end of Locke and Key, once they close the door of the Locke House, Bode starts hearing the whispers again, and that’s how the show ends.
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