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La Brea's Season 1 Finale Puts Many of Our Favorite Characters in Limbo

Many problems were solved, only to be replaced by even bigger ones.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe
Jack Martin’s Epic Season 1 Recap | NBC’s La Brea

La Brea Season 2 is officially returning to NBC on September 27 at 9/8c. And with that date just a few weeks away, we can't help but look back at the inaugural season of the show.

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If you're in need of a recap—or watching the series for the first time—each week NBC Insider will break down the major plot points of every episode of the first season. Below, the highlights from La Brea Season 1, Episode 10, titled "Topanga."

The Topanga portal fixed one problem—but created a bigger one.

Eve was finally able to get Isiah from Silas and send him through the Topanga portal to 1988 just in time. This meant that he would grow old as Gavin, therefore Josh and Izzy would remain in existence. But the downside? Josh, Riley, and Lilly were unexpectedly snatched into the portal and away from 10,000 B.C. into an unknown time.

La Brea actors sitting on large rocks

Tragedy hit La Brea.

During a fight to free Josh and Levi from Silas, Marybeth is stabbed. With their relationship now on the mend, Lucas stays behind with her as the others head to the portal. Sadly, Marybeth ends up dying in her son's arms in the finale's most heartbreaking moment.

Aldridge has another secret.

Rebecca Aldridge continues to prove that she knows more than everyone on La Brea when she manages to convince Scott to accompany her to an unknown location. They end up at a curiously modern tower that somehow exists in 10,000 B.C. Aldridge reveals that she built the building herself and that she knows Silas because he's a fellow scientist, leading to even more questions.

La Brea actors crouched on the ground

Gavin and Izzy finally find a way to help their family.

With the help of Silas' sinkhole map that Aldridge gave to Lilly (a.k.a. young Ella) to take through the portal, she, Gavin, and Izzy eventually discover a sinkhole in Seattle that could take them to 10,000 B.C. All three jump through hoping to help their loved ones. But the only problem? If they're in Washington state, they're thousands of miles away from California during a time when technology wasn't even a thought. How would they get to La Brea in 10,000 B.C.?

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