City on a Hill Season 3 Finale Recap and Ending, Explained – Charlie MacLean’s horrific crime-drama series City on a Hill is set in early 1990s Boston. The Showtime series portrays the city in a period plagued with crime and corruption quite well. The plot centers on Kevin Bacon’s corrupt former FBI agent Jackie Rohr and Aldis Hodge’s upright lawyer DeCourcy Ward. The two forge an unlikely collaboration to take on a case that could transform their city’s criminal justice system.
In the Showtime’s action-packed season 3 episode 8 (finale) of “City on a Hill,” titled “Whipping Post,” DeCourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) and Sinclair Dryden (Corbin Bernsen) engage in a heated legal dispute to bring the latter down.
Despite her initial reluctance, Siobhan (Lauren E. Banks) eventually learns to appreciate her newfound celebrity, but it comes at a cost. When Jenny (Jill Hennessy) sees her half-brother, who is in a facility, she makes a big decision about her life. Here is all the information you need to know about the conclusion of the third season of “City on a Hill.”
City on a Hill Season 3 Episode 8 “Whipping Post” Recap
The season 3 finale picks up where the last episode left off, with Ward entering Guy Dan’s (John Doman) office and finding Sinclair inside. Although Sinclair appears to have come to put things right, this is obviously a fear tactic to warn Ward of the might and influence he is about to challenge. Sadly for Sinclair, Ward has never been the one to back down from a challenge. But when Sinclair admits that Jackie had an affair with Letitia, Ward understands that this could cause them a lot of trouble in the future.
The Caysen family’s youngsters want Chris to make amends with their mother in the meanwhile. They had no idea that Chris had moved on. Chris had to look away from Maggie when she appeared in the home they formerly shared. When his daughter learns about this, she is upset with dad.
After defeating Needham Industries, Siobhan has been unrelenting in her criticism of the organization. Siobhan has discovered a way around the NDA, although the business made her sign it to avoid negative publicity. The judge sides with Siobhan despite the company’s attempts to have them dismissed.
Siobhan first experiences tension over the unexpected surge in popularity because it was earned through the suffering of others, but Ward reassures her that it is her responsibility. The Irish mob member who has been tormenting Siobhan reappears toward the episode’s conclusion and attempts to harm her. With his revolver, Ward steps in just in time.
Jenny pays her half-brother Joe Jr. a visit to a Vermont mental health facility after discovering he is her half-brother. He is given medications, which make him lucid. Jenny is shocked to learn that Joe Jr.’s legal guardian is her father, who still sees him once a month. Letitia contacts Jenny at the end of the season to tell her about the actions she and Jackie took to exact revenge on the person who brought her husband to justice.
City on a Hill Season 3 Finale Ending Explained
Ward, Jackie, and Chris collaborate to bring down Sinclair in the third season finale. When the jury finds out that Jackie and Letitia have a sexual relationship, Ward understands that Jackie’s evidence will not be enough. Bette Williams, one of Sinclair’s victims, is eventually persuaded to testify against him by Jackie. He also contacts Victoria Sinclair, who went back to Boston to bring her father’s demise.
Letitia departs Sinclair as the prosecutor’s evidence against him becomes more compelling. Sinclair, who is facing total ruin, attempts suicide using Quaalude, the same substance he used on his victims. He enters a coma instead of passing away. The cast against him is therefore delayed.
Jackie and Ward both pay a visit to Sinclair at the hospital because they cannot accept such a hasty conclusion to their pursuit of justice against such a despicable man. Jackie even promises to return every day until he can haul Sinclair to jail or the morgue, knowing full well that the other man can hear him despite being in a coma.
Does Ward Become the Interim District Attorney or Not?
Guy Dan recruited Chicagoan Blair Chavez at the beginning of the season, competing against Ward for the job of Interim District Attorney. Blair even makes a good proposal regarding the jury in the season finale, just as Ward is ready to go on trial for the Sinclair Bryden case. In the end, it appears that Guy Dan wins his own race for attorney general and nominates Ward to serve as interim district attorney.
Ironically, Ward’s career as a public prosecutor has suffered due to his inflexible approach to seeking justice. Because of this, successful moments like this one are uncommon. It seems like Ward is willing to take a chance on everything. He tells the other man that he will launch an investigation into the potential leak that was providing information to Sinclair after learning of Guy Dan’s choice, hinting that he believes it to be Guy Dan.