The End is about a family of three generations trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count.
About The End
Frances O’Connor plays Dr Kate Brennan, an Australian-based specialist in palliative care. Euthanasia is a hot-button topic in Kate’s field of work, and she is passionate in her opposition. On the other side of the world, Kate’s mother Edie Henley (Dame Harriet Walter) feels just as strongly about her right to die. After she attempts to take her own life, Kate has little choice but to ship her out from England and deposit her in a nearby retirement village in the Gold Coast - Edie’s worst nightmare.
While Kate struggles with her own problems, her children are trying to work out who they are, and who they want to be. What follows is a story about parents and children, ethics and emotion, and mostly how it’s never too late to start again.
The Times - ★★★★★
TV & Satellite Week - "Poignant and fantastically funny"
TV Choice - ★★★★★
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Episode 1 - Do Not Resuscitate
Harriet Walter stars in a Sky original about how it's never too late to start over. A suicide attempt reunites a mother and daughter.
Episode 2 - Toxic Shock Syndrome
Edie babysits Persephone as Kate fights to rescue her reputation. Meanwhile, when Oberon lands himself in danger, it falls to Edie to rescue him.
Episode 3 - **** Christmas
Edie heads out of her comfort zone when she agrees to sing in the village's annual Christmas show. Meanwhile, a diagnosis determines Art's future.
Episode 4 - Polar Bear
Oberon hits an unexpected obstacle as he seeks testosterone therapy. A confession changes Edie and Pamela's relationship during a trip to stock up on weed.
Episode 5 - To Be / Not To Be
A difficult decision unexpectedly gives Edie a new lease of life. A trip to Art's new hospice leads Edie to ask Kate for help.
Episode 6 - Art vs Life
Kate is horrified by Edie's proposition, but Art and Edie aren't willing to let it drop. Plus, Edie agrees to a secret rendez-vous with Henry.
Episode 7 - Blood Sandwich
Kate and Edie get a nice surprise when they team up on a work project. A heartbroken Oberon turns to Edie when a romantic encounter sends him into a panic.
Episode 8 - Metastasized
A drunken anniversary party at the retirement village leads to Oberon making a confession, Edie making an unexpected move and the arrival of an ambulance.
Episode 9 - With Sparkles
An anxious Kate struggles to keep it together during a work conference and turns to drink for the first time in years.
Episode 10 - Picking Scabs
A tragedy forces Edie and Kate to make amends. Kate gets her diagnosis and something happens that leads Edie to feel there really are moments worth living for.