Today is an emotional day for Sense8 fans.
- Everything you need to know about the Sense8 series finale
- Feema Agyeman hopes final Sense8 special will provide closure for fans
But while many viewers are grateful for the new episode, there is also a sadness at knowing that this will – probably – be the last ever episode of Sense8.
A huge fan backlash to the original decision to cancel forced Netflix to offer this reprieve, giving the cast and crew one last opportunity to ‘gather the cluster’.
— Kate ???? (@StonesPonie) June 8, 2018
Netflix exec Cindy Holland had earlier this year promised a “fantastic, fitting conclusion” to the series – so what do early viewers think of the episode?
Due to the global nature of the show, many fan groups and users have urged those who have seen it not to spoil the show for people in other time zones – and we’ll obviously remain spoiler-free too below.
We'll be emotional but please June 8:
1) No spoilers for at least several hrs. Everyone is in different time zones.
2) Sort through your feelings and get yourself thinking rationally.
3) Make #Sense8 TREND
We love you. Deep breaths. All will be okay. ????????????- IAWC pic.twitter.com/mFYoodoyaD
— I Am We Campaign (@IAmWeCampaign) June 7, 2018
But the first reactions for final episode ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ (Love Conquers All) have been filtering through – and, unsurprisingly, they’re full of love.
One fan called it “thrillingly beautiful (and one of the best action movies I’ve ever seen”.
The #Sense8 series finale was thrillingly beautiful (and one of the best action movies I've ever seen)…This show is truly unparalleled; a showcase of the ingenuity that comes from combining a multitude of styles, themes, backgrounds, cultures, all of it…amazing pic.twitter.com/WrnEiPJQAT
— ????francesca???? (@francescaaahhhh) June 8, 2018
“That’s how you do a series finale,” another said. “Yes my heart is broken but in the best possible way.”
— DaddysMom (@alienladykisses) June 8, 2018
— Fernando Villa (@sugarbalm18) June 8, 2018
While the day was tinged with heartbreak, in the main viewers were simply thankful to the cast and crew for making it happen one last time.
Trying to bring myself to watch the #Sense8 finale but I keep crying because this show deserves so much more, they didn’t promote it enough like other originals. I hate Netflix for this. I love this show with my whole heart.
— babi c: (@crunchypickels) June 8, 2018
— 紫織???????????????? (@LadyJenevia) June 8, 2018
— hunter schafer supremacist (@prawlaw) June 8, 2018
One user put it sweetly when they wrote simply, “My two hours of happiness.”
The season finale was special.???????? Thank you for this amazing show. It's sad that it is ending but I'm happy what it was.
My two hours of happiness. @netflix @NetflixIndia @sense8 #finale #Sense8 #cluster #Sense8Finale pic.twitter.com/pVbWFsemRK
— Prachi Patiyal (@Pracha21) June 8, 2018
But is this really the end of the story?
Well that was a lovely episode of #Sense8. So now the fight continues for Season 3.
— Christopher Holt (@Chrish_wt) June 8, 2018
“I don’t care how but there NEEDS to be another season of this show,” a fan said. Season three is unlikely given that Sense8 has already had one reprieve, but perhaps the story could live on in another form?
— Charlie Wright (@charrliewright) June 8, 2018
There will really never be another show like this. Farewell #Sense8 you really changed my life and Netflix is real real dumb for letting this go. ????
— sydnee ???? (@SydneeWhitacre) June 8, 2018
Although perhaps now the cast and creators Lilly and Lana Wachowski have been able to provide closure, Sense8’s “journey” should end here.
— sg/ph (@jjvvsh9) June 8, 2018
One thing’s for sure – when a final episode contains this message, you know the connection is special.
— Jules (@bIairchastain) June 8, 2018
The whole of Sense8 is available to watch on Netflix now