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THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Eva De Dominici and Naveen Andrews in the “Trust” episode of THE CLEANING LADY airing Monday, Dec. 5 (9:02-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

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The Cleaning Lady excels at delivering high-stakes scenarios. Season 1 was an introduction to all the spine-tingling twists and turns that season 2 was going to deliver. 

No other episode has been as intense as when Arman was forced to shoot and kill Maya, but The Cleaning Lady Season 2 Episode 10 came close bringing the same levels of uneasiness, tension, and stress. It mostly stems from the fact that Kamdar is a wild card—he’s a dangerous man, so there’s no telling what he’ll do or how he’ll react. It’s like trying not to step on a land mine—one wrong step and it can all blow up. 

And then you throw in three additional loose cannons into the mix with Arman, Nadia, and Thony, who seems determined to stoke the fire, and the anxiety doubles. 

The episode was basically Thony versus Arman and Nadia. They all have different end goals, which means that the way they approach their situation with Kamdar varies drastically. 

Thony wants to save her boy at all costs, so at this point in time, she benefits from keeping Kamdar alive as he’s the only one with the resources to secure the life-saving meds. 

Arman is fighting the clock, and his plan to kill before he’s killed is pure survival of the fittest. He has no choice but to kill Kamdar if he wants to live. Meanwhile, Nadia is stuck in the middle, though she’s more committed to helping Arman kill Kamdar. She of all people knows what her ex is capable of and knows that Arman will never make it out alive if Kamdar is still breathing as he’s made it very clear to her that Arman is a liability. While she understands Thony’s predicament, she asks her to prioritize Arman for once after all that he’s done for her, and that’s not for nothing. It’s not an entirely fair ask, but it isn’t unfair either. Arman has gone above and beyond for Thony, so I don’t understand why she can’t accept a reality where she gets the meds and her Kamdar problem is eliminated. 

She went to bat to keep Kamdar alive, even recklessly roping Garrett into this whole mess, when the truth is, her life would be so much simpler without Kamdar. 

All she needed to do was trust Arman and stop meddling. Arman has always, always, always protected and helped her, even when it proved to be an inconvenience, including in the present scenario, as he made sure to use up one of his last remaining connections to get his hands on the shipment of drugs for Luca before he gave Nadia the green light go through with the “kill Kamdar” plan. 

Even when his life is on the line, Arman will go the extra mile for Thony because that’s how much he cares about her and Luca. It was one of the most romantic gestures ever. 

I just wish Arman informed her of his plan ahead of time so she would have just stepped back and let it all play itself out instead of meddling and desperately trying to take charge. By saving Kamdar after he went into cardiac arrest, she pretty much signed Arman’s death certificate.

In one moment, Thony undid all of Nadia’s progress. The girl put her life on the line trying to slip those drugs to Kamdar without anyone noticing, and thanks to Thony, all of her efforts were in vain.

Thony may have taken an oath to protect, but if it wasn’t for Luca and the meds, I think she likely would’ve turned a blind eye to killing Kamdar since it was for the greater good and provided a good solution for her. Kamdar’s death would finally give her freedom—so the fact that she’s fighting so hard to keep him alive makes me think that she’s thriving on the thrill of this lifestyle.

When she went to Garrett and informed him of Arman’s plan to kill Kamdar, she didn’t consider Arman’s safety or what would be best for him. All that was top of mind was Luca, which is understandable, but it proves that she’s not putting out the same love and care for Arman as he is for her. And as someone rooting for Armony to happen in some way, shape, or form, that’s upsetting.

Thony’s decision was also a huge miscalculation; Garrett may have proved to be a confidant in the past, but he’s very much a man of the law and one who has wanted nothing more than to get his revenge on Arman. Thony didn’t realize that Garrett knew the truth about Maya after picking up Arman’s partial print, so she fed him right to the lion. I normally would side with Thony but not this time.

Garrett wanted the truth and he got it, but it wasn’t exactly the version of it he was expecting. Once he finally had the full picture, he had no one to direct and channel his anger at anymore, which meant that he had to face the grief. Garrett tried to make Arman feel bad about what happened, but the hurt on Arman’s face when he recounted the events of that evening proved that the unspeakable horror would stay with him forever.

Garrett made up a story in his head about what went down so that he could make Arman the villain, assuming he did it because Maya was a loose end that could out him to Kamdar, but he was completely off base. When all was said and done, he understood why Arman did what he did, even if he didn’t like it. He added that he would’ve never pulled the trigger, but that’s easy to say when you’re not in the situation with an unhinged man who is threatening the very woman you love. No one can say how they would handle an absolutely impossible situation. And in the end, it’s Kamdar that should pay the ultimate price, not Arman or Thony.

While it seemed as though Garrett was finally warming up to Arman, he made sure to remind him that once he was no longer of any use to him, he would bury him, which drives home the point that Garrett isn’t a friend at all—he’s just self-serving. Though I would take his threat with a grain of salt because I think, in the end, Garrett actually wants to help Thony, he’s just too upset right now. 

Robert may have been paranoid before following the Sin Cara shooting, but now he’s going to be even more intense now that he’s aware that someone is trying to kill him. His paranoia is going to make it harder for anyone to get close to him, including the FBI, who wants to take him down. Thony’s decision just made it that much harder for them all to free themselves from Kamdar’s grasp, but she probably bought herself some brownie points after saving his life. There’s definitely a perk to having Robert Kamdar indebted to you.

However, Kamdar is smart, and while Nadia tends to be his weak spot, I don’t think it should be hard for him to see the light and put two and two together, especially after he saw her snooping around his pills earlier that day. He’ll soon be alerted that Arman diverted his shipment, and any goodwill he has toward Thony will likely be erased. 

For now, Thony has been an asset to him, much like Nadia, so he has granted her a security guard for her protection… or so he says. We all know that having someone tail these women around all day works mostly in Kamdar’s favor as it allows him to keep tabs on everything they do and who they meet with. 

Thony found a way around the security detail, meeting up with Garrett while going through the drive-thru, though, personally, I wish she didn’t.

However, the security detail also threw her family life into jeopardy when the man came after JD, who arrived at Thony’s house to bring Fi some dinner as she watched Luca. The whole situation alerted JD to the fact that Fi’s relationship with Thony is a real threat to everyone in her life, including his daughter, Jaz. I can’t blame JD in the slightest—he wants to be supportive of Fi’s relationship with Thony, especially since Thony is dealing with a sick child, but there’s no way he can stand by idly and watch Fi get dragged deeper into Thony’s mess. And he’s right; she’s nowhere near getting out.

Of course, this puts Fi into a rather tight spot as JD doubled down on his initial warning and left her with an ultimatum: Thony or her children. Fi is understandably upset, but she’s also aware that JD was right—she has no idea the extent of the danger that Thony is putting them in. 

There’s no world in which Fi would choose Thony over her daughter, and Thony is a rational person, so I think she’ll understand JD’s take on it and will encourage Fi to prioritize her children, including Luca. If Thony is going to continue being involved, even for a short time, she can’t bring anyone else down with her. Fi, Jaz, Luca, JD, and Chris don’t deserve any of this, and while Luca benefits from her medical expertise, he’s safer away from Thony for the time being. She’s made so many sacrifices for that little boy, so I have no doubt she’d make this one in a heartbeat, even if it is the most painful thing she has to do. She fought so hard to keep Luca alive, so keeping him away until it’s safe to return is the best course of action. 

And it’s clear JD really cares about the kids. I didn’t trust him at first, but he seems like a good person to have in their lives, and it’s finally some support and stability for Fiona. She deserves a shred of happiness after the hard life she’s lived and navigated. 

For now, Thony has to focus on getting out from under Kamdar and protecting Arman—as Nadia explained, she owes him that much. Thony still cares about him, even though they have a slight disagreement about how to proceed with their plan. They didn’t see eye-to-eye, and, quite frankly, fought like a married couple, but they’re in this together… all three of them. Though, I am a little concerned by Arman’s reaction when he finds out that Thony ruined his brilliant and nearly-successful plan to eliminate Kamdar, thus putting them all in the line of fire, including Nadia, who now has to get closer to him than ever to convince him that she’s actually in love with him.

Amidst all the action, the series still found a way to get back to the basics of what’s at the heart— the love between a mother and her son. Thony’s storyline with Luca grounds the series while continuously pulling at our heartstrings. It reminds us why we’re always rooting for the protagonist, even if we don’t necessarily agree with all of her decisions as of late.

Thony poured all of her energy into baking Luca a cake and making his 6th birthday extra special, even if his cousins weren’t around to celebrate. And it was heartbreaking to watch Luca struggle to blow out his candles. The poor sweet boy has been through so much in his little life, and he has no idea the extent of his mother’s love for him.

Thony put on a brave face for her kid because she has to—she’s the mom—but when she was finally in her safe space, with Arman by her side, she felt comfortable enough to break down and just cry. And despite everything that’s happening around them—and their disagreement on how to deal with Kamdar—Arman was there for her, reassuring her that she’s been through this before and will get through it again. 

Other Stray Thoughts

  • Fi and JD kissing—get it, girl! 
  • Russo always brings Garrett back down to planet Earth. Without her, he’d jump the gun countless times, and he sort of did when he ambushed Arman, but in the end, he realized that keeping him alive was more important to the overall case that was much larger in scope than just getting revenge for Maya’s untimely death. If they take down Kamdar the right way—with Arman and Thony’s help—they can dismantle the biggest drug and human trafficking rings in Vegas. 
  • The way Joseph and Nadia exchanged glances at the hospital when Kamdar woke up makes me think that they’re in cahoots together. 
  • Nadia and Thony’s chat left me super conflicted. On one hand, Nadia is right, they have helped Thony’s son countless times, but on the other hand, she’s so cold and indifferent about the little boy’s current health setback. 

What did you think of the episode? Will Thony feel guilty about sabotaging the plan, or will she come up with a better one? How will Fi resolve her issue? And where do we go from here? Cravers, the two-hour season finale of The Cleaning Lady is next week, so come back to CraveYouTV.com to read all about it!

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    ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Actor Adan Canto Tragically Dies at Age 42—Fans React

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    The Cleaning Lady has lost one of its own. Ahead of the upcoming third season season on FOX, leading star Adan Canto has passed away at the age of 42.

    Deadline reports that the Mexican actor died on January 8, 2024, after a private battle with appendiceal cancer. 

    His health reportedly did not allow him to resume filming when production started on the third season in December, however, he was supposed to rejoin the cast later on in the season for the role of gangster Arman Morales, who has a very complicated and steamy relationship with the show’s lead Élodie Yung (Thony De La Rosa). 

    The actor’s reps at UTA, Entertainment360 and Viewpoint confirmed the news with a gutwrenching statement, writing, “Adan had a depth of spirit that few truly knew. Those who glimpsed it were changed forever. He will be greatly missed by so many.”

    Canto, who also had a significant role in Designated Survivor, is survived by his wife Stephanie Ann Canto and their two very young children, 3.5-year-old Roman Alder and 1.5-year-old Eve Josephine.

    The Cleaning Lady is set to return on March 5 and sadly, without Canto to bring all of the emotions. 

    Fans immediately took to social media to mourn the beloved actor, as one wrote, “My heart goes out to everyone on The Cleaning Lady crew and his family & friends. Really loved watching him on that show and he will be missed. RIP Adan Canto.”

    Another one shared, “I’m f***ing heartbroken. Adan Canto was one of my favourite actors. Fell in love with him the moment he walked on the screen as Arman Morales. Literal irreplaceable talent,” as a third summed up, “I f***ing hate cancer.”

    Rest in peace, Canto, and thank you for gracing us with your amazing talent. 

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    Did ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Get Renewed for Season 3? You Betcha!

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    The Cleaning Lady has quickly become one of the most talked about shows on social media for a variety of reasons. 

    There’s a compelling storyline, it’s action-packed and quick-paced, the casting is superb starting with the lead star Elodie Yung as Thony De La Rosa all the way down to the Naveen Andrews’ villainous Robert Kamdar, and most importantly, the palpable chemistry between Yung’s Thony and Adan Canto’s Arman Morales. 

    And that’s exactly why FOX has given the series a green light for a third season! 

    You heard that right—the network has renewed the drama for season 3, which means we’ll see Thony and Arman get deeper involved with the criminal underworld of Las Vegas. 

    In addition to season 3, The Cleaning Lady is getting a new co-showrunner with Jeannine Renshaw joining creator Miranda Kwok, per The Hollywood Reporter. Renshaw’s background includes In the Dark and Good Girls, so hopefully, this means we’ll finally get those #Armony moments we’ve been waiting for. 

    “After two heart-pounding seasons, we’re thrilled with how audiences have latched on to this incredible story,” Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said in a statement. “The cast, led by the incomparable Élodie Yung, along with our brilliant creative team and our partners at Warner Bros. Television have expertly crafted a highly compelling, emotionally-driven show that gives a perspective you don’t often see on television.”

    The Cleaning Lady is a gripping and masterful tale of a mother who will do anything for her child. I am thrilled that we get to continue to explore Thony’s world in a third season. A big thank you to our partners at Fox for providing a platform for this show to thrive, to Miranda Kwok for developing such a powerful story, and to Melissa Carter for her leadership during the first two seasons. We are excited about Jeannine Renshaw joining the creative team, and I can’t wait for audiences to see what Miranda and Jeannine have in store for season three,” added Warner Bros. Television Group chairman and CEO Channing Dungey.

    The two-hour season 2 finale brought a satisfactory conclusion to Kamdar’s reign and realigned Thony and Arman’s efforts once again, leaving the former as the boss lady in charge. I can’t wait for them to explore this dynamic even further! 

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    The Cleaning Lady Season 2 Finale Review – [SPOILER] Dies

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    Forget an action-packed TV show—The Cleaning Lady Season 2 finale (episodes 11 and 12 titled “Sanctuary” and “At Long Last”) was an action-packed, large-scale film. Clocking in at under two hours, the back-to-back dose of episodes was a flurry of emotions as Thony and Fi teamed up to save Luca’s life by any means necessary. 

    And unfortunately, lives were destroyed in the process. 

    Though Thony remained a loving mother who would do anything for her son throughout the course of the two seasons, she was much more dangerous this season, and I think it’s fitting to give her the nickname Tornado Thony. She brought so much chaos through her reckless decision-making, and even though she was able to/will undo almost all of the damage, the sad reality is that Garrett, who helped Thony since day one, was a casualty of the war. 

    That one hurt the most because Garrett, though flawed, was a truly great man who didn’t deserve what happened to him. All he wanted to do was redeem himself and his career and save Maya, but his fate was sealed the moment he had that heart-to-heart with Russo, right before they hooked up, where he reflected on his life and how he gets too close to his CIs. The poor guy never stood a chance after continuously getting roped in with Thony and toeing the line between what’s right and what’s necessary. 

    A lot of the plot points this season, though entertaining and dramatic, were far-fetched, so for any of this to be believable, there had to be a believable outcome—not everyone could survive the ordeal. It was already kind of surprising that Kamdar let Thony and Arman live for as long as he did.

    The series didn’t have many options for victims, however.  Thony needed to make it out alive since she’s the protagonist, and since Arman’s connection to Thony and their will-they-or-won’t-they dance is a crucial draw for viewers, the writers couldn’t kill him off either. To keep the possibility of Armony in-tact, they also couldn’t let Nadia die—though they did give us a scare—because Arman would never forgive Thony for saving Kamdar. Nadia’s death would’ve fractured Arman and Thony’s relationship and pushed it to an irreparable point. 

    The Cleaning Lady Season 2 Finale Recap

    THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Oliver Hudson and Élodie Yung in the first hour “Sanctuary” episode of THE CLEANING LADY 2-hour season finale event airing Monday, Dec. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

    But, in a way, Garrett was the heart of the series, so his death was a gut punch that drove home the dangers of this world and the work he was trying to accomplish. It’s a huge loss, don’t get me wrong, because I love Oliver Hudson, but it was also necessary as the series needed to distance itself from the FBI and the fact that he was always coming to Thony’s rescue; it was becoming too predictable and a bit of crutch that would have become a disservice to the characters. Not having the FBI connection to lean on forced Thony to think outside of the box. 

    His death needed to matter, however, which is why I’m so glad that Arman and Nadia went through on their promise to kill Kamdar. After everything he did, including trying to drown Nadia (key word trying because he couldn’t go through with it—she was his weakness), he deserved the outcome. And the fact that Nadia pulled the trigger after he physically and emotionally manipulated her for years was the cherry on top. The series needed to put an end to Kamdar’s wrath as dragging it out wouldn’t have added to the believability. He was a very well-connected man, but the moment he let his guard down, Arman swooped in.

    Arman has never let down the women in his life, always making good on his promises. He told Nadia that upon Kamdar’s death, she would inherit his entire empire, and she did. She deserves to be the boss babe after everything she’s been through, not to mention, she damn well made sure to remind Arman that she was no longer answering to a man. They may have pulled off Operation Kill Kamdar together, but she’s an independent woman now—in life and in business. Arman is still around, but what’s hers is not his, and she made that very clear. 

    I think that’s partially why Arman agreed to help Thony when she came to him in the final moments asking him to reverse the damage from his decision to kill Kamdar. Obviously, this is the writers’ way to keep Arman and Thony in each other’s orbit, but it also makes sense plotwise. Without the FBI’s guarantee, Thony had to take matters into her own hands, and next to Nadia, Arman is the most connected person that she knows in Vegas. 

    We’ve seen how well they work together, even if they aren’t always seeing eye to eye. There were so many great moments in the finale, but every time Thony and Arman hopped on his bike after one of their escapades, it was electric. I can see why she’s so addicted to this lifestyle—and him! 

    The Cleaning Lady Season 2 Finale Recap

    THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Adan Canto and Élodie Yung in the first hour “Sanctuary” episode of THE CLEANING LADY 2-hour season finale event airing Monday, Dec. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

    While it seemed as though Arman and Nadia were back together and on the same page after Kamdar’s death, the truth is, I think she’s done being the woman that’s dependent on a man. And she’s definitely done fighting for Arman’s love and being second best in this love triangle. She helped Arman because she cares about him (and because she’s partially responsible for getting him into this mess with Robert), but too much has been broken between them for far too long. And the reality is that Thony will always be an obstacle in their relationship because Arman simply cannot say no to her; she has a pull over him in the same way she did with Garrett. Let’s just hope it doesn’t cost Arman in the same way it did the FBI agent. 

    I love that before Arman agreed to help Thony, he needed to clear the air about her lack of trust.  The truth is, a lot of this could’ve been avoided if she just believed that he would be able to help her get the meds and kill Kamdar. Arman has always been good for it, and the moment she found out he rerouted the shipment for her and put himself in the line of danger with Kamdar, she realized the error of her ways. She was foolish to think Kamdar was her way out of this when we’ve seen Arman literally throw himself in the line of fire for her time and time again. He has such a big heart, especially when it comes to matters concerning Thony.

    Thony assured him that the trust has always been there (girl, it better be), and they didn’t waste any time before jumping onto their next Bonne & Clyde adventure—Thony taking Kamdar’s place in the drug smuggling world, in full boss babe attire, might I add. Honestly, this was an even bigger boss move than Nadia pulling the trigger on Kamdar and walking into La Habana as a survivor. 

    The Cleaning Lady Season 2 Finale Recap

    THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Eva De Dominici and Naveen Andrews in the first hour “Sanctuary” episode of THE CLEANING LADY 2-hour season finale event airing Monday, Dec. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

    Thony is now on top and calling the shots, and her first request to the immigration/customs officer was to look the other way when she brings someone back home to U.S. 

    At its core, The Cleaning Lady has always been about how far you’re willing to go for family, and while the focus was mostly on Luca, it’s now shifting to the other members close to Thony’s heart. 

    Fiona went through the wringer this season, but the one thing she’s always remained is loyal to Thony because it was the right thing to do. She helped her sister-in-law save Luca not because she had to, but because she wanted to. And she stood by that choice even while wearing an orange jumpsuit. It’s why Fiona has always been one of the best characters in the series. 

    And thankfully, her loyalty will all be worth it because if there’s one thing that Thony is good at, it’s finding a way and never giving up. When one door closed with the FBI, she carved her own path. She’s always done what needs to be done, even when people doubted her. And there’s nothing that these two women wouldn’t do for each other, no matter the danger or the consequences. 

    Realistically, Thony should’ve told Fi to go home after she got to the hospital. She has always crossed the line because being an informant in an ongoing investigation offered her a level of protection, but that protection, as we saw the first time Fiona was nearly deported, did not extend to her sister-in-law. Thony could afford to take risks, but others weren’t as lucky, which is why it wasn’t fair of her to ask Fiona to help her break the law, steal a ventilator, and give Luca unauthorized meds. Unfortunately, it’s hard to hold it against her as she wasn’t thinking straight. Everything she did was to save Luca. There was nothing else that mattered—and when the hospital was blatantly ignoring them and writing off Luca as someone the wasn’t worth saving, she did what she had to do no matter the consequences. If it weren’t for Thony and her efforts—misguided as they may have been in the eyes of the law—her little boy would’ve died. 

    As I’ve mentioned, there’s a lot about this series that’s far-fetched, including how Thony seems to avoid any real consequences, so I was actually glad that the doctor reported Thony and Fi. If he looked the other way, it wouldn’t have made sense. It was a necessary obstacle to ground the storyline and keep it as realistic as possible. No doctor would let Thony get away with it, despite her pleas, as they would’ve deemed it unethical. Thony assumed she could just convince him because she operates in a world where bending the rules is the norm, not the exception, but that’s not the reality. If he kept quiet, he would’ve been complicit, and the blame would’ve been placed on him and not Thony if the drugs didn’t work.

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    THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Valentino/Sebastien LaSalle and Martha Millan in the first hour “Sanctuary” episode of THE CLEANING LADY 2-hour season finale event airing Monday, Dec. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

    We may not have gotten the romantic moment between Thony and Arman this season, but if you think about it, everything they’ve done has come from a place of love and affection for each other—it’s just manifesting in different ways. 

    Arman risked his life for Thony every single time she needed it. Even when he was mad at her, if she called and needed help, he dropped everything. And though she may have put him in some danger, Thony stuck around because of Arman and her desire to help free him, even when it would’ve made sense to go back to the Phillippines and give Luca a good life. They did all of this for each other, and that’s more romantic than anything else. And while I would’ve loved a steamy kiss, I’m kind of enjoying the slow burn because when they do finally admit it to each other, it’ll be that much more rewarding.  

    As the first half of the hour found Thony scrambling to save Luca, the second half of the hour focused on the fallout of crossing Kamdar and Thony’s need to make everything right. She didn’t listen to the FBI when they told her to lay low because she was burned, and though she managed to do exactly what Garrett wanted—deliver Kamdar on a golden platter—it came with some real consequences. 

    However, there was definitely some kind of happy ending, including Thony and Arman riding off into the sunset together after finally arriving on the other side of everything, and if Fox chooses not to renew the series (which would be a very big mistake), this would suffice as a series finale. I’m almost certain that’s why they chose the two-episode finale so that they could wrap up all the lingering storylines while leaving the door slightly ajar in the event that Fox decides to give them the green light. 

    And listen, while Kamdar’s reign came to an end, there’s plenty more to explore in the criminal underbelly of Las Vegas, not to mention within the new hierarchy and in the personal dynamics.

    The Cleaning Lady Season 2 Finale Recap

    THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Valentino/Sebastien LaSalle and Élodie Yung in the first hour “Sanctuary” episode of THE CLEANING LADY 2-hour season finale event airing Monday, Dec. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

    I want to see Thony’s boss era. She’s been calling the shots and doing it all this whole time, but now, there’s nothing hanging over her head—no one she’s running from or cleaning up for. And

    On The Cleaning Lady Season 1 finale, Arman and Thony thought that they finally achieved success, but things took a nasty turn rather quickly, but this time around, there’s not much stopping them. They’re at the very top, with Nadia as an ally, not a foe.

    We could see a new side of Thony, we could see Thony and Arman continue to explore their personal and professional relationship and run a business together, we could see Thony finally open up her clinic to help people, we could see Fi’s return, and how she and Thony move on from what happened, and we can hopefully finally see Fi getting her slice of happiness and prioritizing her own family. 

    The focus has so far been mostly Thony as a loving mother who will do anything for her child, but I’m glad that we got to see Fiona finally realize that she has kids to think about as well. They might not be in the same predicament as Luca, but they need their mom, and she needs to start putting them first. And JD helped remind her of that. She saw just how easily she lost everything that mattered, and I think that will have a profound impact on her relationship with Thony, even if she did do everything to bring her back. 

    Fiona’s chat with Chris was so heartbreaking but also so authentic and reflective of the plight of immigrants and the undocumented, highlighting all the sacrifices that they make day in and day out so that their kids can have a better life. They are truly the unsung heroes in this story.

    Thony may have lost herself a bit in a scramble to save her son and free herself from Kamdar’s grasp, and though she burned bridges left and right, at the end of the day, she tried to make it all better, which is why we were rooting for her in the first place.

    Again, I’m really hoping Fox gives us a third season so we can see just how far things can go. 

    The writers and creators of the series have proven that they know how to tell a story, and they know how to tell it well. There’s an endless amount of possibilities, and I’m sure there are even more bad guys to create conflict.

    The Cleaning Lady Season 2 Finale Recap

    THE CLEANING LADY: L-R: Élodie Yung and Adan Canto in the first hour “Sanctuary” episode of THE CLEANING LADY 2-hour season finale event airing Monday, Dec. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jeff Neumann/FOX

    Other Stray Musings

    •  Thony stayed in this lifestyle to save Fi, but after her sis-in-law is back in the states, how will she justify her decision to continue working alongside Arman?  JD will definitely have an opinion about it, and if Fi wants him in her life, she’ll still be required to make an impossible choice.
    • One thing I couldn’t shake was how easy it was for Thony to do anything when Kamdar’s men were supposed to be watching her. How did she keep evading them?
    • Nadia may have hated Thony this whole time, but she gave her the hint about the Caymans, so on some level, she had to trust and respect her.
    • I love how much time they dedicated to Garrett’s funeral. He didn’t deserve to die, but he definitely deserved a proper sendoff. 

    What did you think of the season 2 finale? Are you happy everything was buttoned up? Do you think we’ll get a season three renewal?

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