Instinct Series Finale Recap: Did a Nerve Agent End Dylan's Career?

TVLine | 8/25/2019 | Matt Webb Mitovich
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Instinct aired its Season 2 and, as it turns out, series finale on Sunday night, a little over a week after CBS cancelled the procedural.

The Case of the Week found Dylan and Lizzie puzzling over a total of four severed heads found in Turtle Pond, all in various states of decay/bloat. Their investigation led them to The Conklin Institute, where Dr. Portman had recently focused research and funnelled and funds into solving for Alzheimer’s, after his wife, Allyson, was diagnosed with the early-onset kind. Julian discovered files on Allyson’s computer that suggested the couple as doing human testing of their research into the “Death Wave” that occurs neurologically when a person’s “life flashes before their eyes” right before expiring. But in the end, it turned out that a beady-eyed Dr. Wells was doing his own illicit research, decapitating terminal cancer patients and the like to study their brain activity at time of death.

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Throughout the series’ final hour, Dylan worried that the nerve agent he had been exposed to had comprised his vision — perhaps chronically, and to a degree that he can no longer properly observe human behavior. Meaning, his career would be over. On top of that, Dylan hallucinated seeing Pasternack, the dead, double-dealing mercenary frenemy that he and Julian recently came to suspect was in fact alive and going by the name Ken Goodman. Pasternack actually resurfaced, in the flesh, during Dylan’s MRI, explaining that he has gotten wind that “something big is hitting New York,” and that the infecting...
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