Warning: This submit incorporates spoilers from Kung Fu‘s Season 1 finale. Learn at your personal threat.
Whether or not it’s dropping out one semester shy of graduating from college or coaching for 3 years at a monastery, Kung Fu‘s Nicky Shen is eager on carving her personal path in life.
Wednesday’s season finale noticed Nicky once more take management of her future when she determined to launch Biange again to the earth, relatively than destroy it or wield the traditional Sword of Liang Daiyu. Her determination seemingly breaks the tumultuous cycle her household has endured for generations as Daiyu’s direct descendants.
“It actually feels full-circle that this generational factor that has been pulling her household, Nicky can lastly be the one to say, ‘No, we’re going to do one thing totally different with it,’” Olivia Liang, who performs Nicky, tells TVLine. “It doesn’t imply that it’s not there. It doesn’t imply that it’s not part of us, however we don’t must react to it, or succumb to it in the way in which that generations have earlier than. That’s why she chooses to launch it again into the earth. She doesn’t need to eliminate it. She doesn’t need to deny that it’s a part of her, however she doesn’t need to let it management them.”
Releasing Biange is a recreation changer, which Nicky alluded to when she advised her brother Ryan that she felt totally different. Whether or not she meant that bodily (new powers???) or simply emotionally stays to be seen — Kung Fu has already been renewed for Season 2 — however Liang has her personal interpretation of what Nicky meant by that.
“After every little thing that we’ve seen her undergo in Season 1, and the way headstrong she’s been about discovering Zhilan, discovering the weapon, stopping Biange, it was actually refreshing to see Nikki on the finish be like, ‘I don’t know what’s subsequent, however I do know that I need to get boba with my boyfriend,’” Liang explains. “An enormous weight has been lifted off her. So far as she’s involved, issues are going to go up from right here, and the risk isn’t imminent. I feel she simply feels lighter.”
Nicky may be relaxed for now, however it appears to be like like the difficulty is simply starting. Throughout the finale’s last moments, Evan revealed that Russell Tan has purchased off politicians and the DEA and snatched up prime actual property. Plus, he’s hiding a secret weapon the Shens most likely don’t know exists: Nicky’s long-lost cousin, who occurs to be the daughter of each a guardian warrior and, in accordance with Tan, is the “key to every little thing.” In a single final twist, we noticed a Biange blossom peek via the sidewalk.
“I do know that Biange vitality has positively adopted [Nicky] to San Francisco,” Liange teases. “As a result of she’s a part of the bloodline of warriors, and the Shen siblings and Mama are additionally part of this, I feel they could get somewhat bit extra concerned with the magic and the mythology of all of it.”
Liang doesn’t but know what’s going to occur in Season 2, however hopes the introduction of Nicky’s unknown cousin units up an advanced household battle by which “somebody who’s a part of Nicky’s household now must be her enemy.” As for different needs for subsequent season, she can be trying ahead to exploring extra of Nicky and Henry’s blossoming romance outdoors of the library.
“I don’t need to see them researching historical weapons anymore,” she shares. “I need to see them go on an actual date that includes an exercise and a few meals and so they discuss among the stuff that Henry teases in Episode 4 about his household and background. I’m excited for them to have a traditional relationship that doesn’t revolve round magic, weapons and murderers, and future.”
In the case of Zhilan, who was arrested on the finish of the hour, Liang hopes to revisit the murderous guardian with a brand new mission. “I feel it might be so cool to see Nicky go up towards this unhealthy individual, and the one individual that may assistance is Zhilan,” Liang muses. “We go to her in her jail cell, and he or she’s nonetheless as fabulous as ever, and he or she most likely has among the wards below her spell. I feel that may be actually enjoyable.”
Liang’s further Season 2 hopes embrace seeing decision for Althea after breaking her NDA, seeing what occurs with Concord Dumplings, exploring Ryan discovering love or flourishing in his profession, and seeing Nicky discover a job and transfer out of her household dwelling.
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