The subject brings the finale to THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF

By Jéri Jacquin | November 7, 2022


Jeri Jacquin

Currently on writer/director Arian Moayed’s Topic streaming service are the final four episodes of the astonishing series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF.

Katie (Kelli O’Hara) is still looking for the woman named Tala. The woman who called for help sent Katie into a whirlwind of family drama, with people chasing her and ending up in dark places. Her husband Brad (Mike Doyle) makes his personal life difficult and now he’s told everyone that Katie has been kidnapped.

Katie’s mother, Nancy (Judith Ivey), protects her granddaughter Mary as she anxiously awaits the whereabouts of her own daughter. What they don’t all know is that Katie is with T (Marsha Blake) and they’re getting help from the most unlikely person. They are still running and exhausted but they are so close to the answers.

The story unfolds and begins to piece together how Katie got involved, what is T’s role in all of this, who helps her find answers, and most importantly, will Tala ever be found?

O’Hara as Katie is on the run with T but with every step she takes the answers slowly start to come. This character’s change from season one to season three is a woman who no longer allows people to dictate to her, including her husband and stepfather. These two men want to use the situation to their political advantage instead of believing that Katie has pure motives to now help T and still find Tala. I loved watching O’Hara take her character and give her all the strength and power she has.

Blake as T might not have been able to speak, but his emotions are very clear. From a bit of fear to standing up for Katie, there was no doubting her own strength in wanting to bring to the world’s attention what happened to not only her, but other women as well.

Ivey as Nancy is another female character who starts off with a lot of insecurities and anger, but when Katie is lied to and used, Mama Bear fights back. I love when she goes up against Brad and his dad because that’s exactly what I would do.

Doyle as husband Brad is about to find out that the wife he once had is gone. Trying to control the situation, he soon finds he has no control. Doyle gives his character a narcissism that is brought on by the way he was raised because, like father, like son.

Other actors include Bisserate Tseggai, Michael Chernus, Hend Ayoub, Aasif Mandvi, Zainab Jah, Joe Mantello, Frank Wood, Paul Sparks, Judith Light, James Naughton and Sahr Ngaujah.

Season 3 includes the episodes Found, Hand in Hand, Future of Angels, and The Last Gate.

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Executive Producer Damon Owlia says of the series, “In all of its versions, THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF has been rendered with empathy, gratitude, and the belief that there is a way to continue to deepen this story. Season 3 continues in this tradition thanks to the generosity and resilience of a special community of artists. At the heart of it all is Arian’s uncanny ability as a storyteller to make human beings feel seen, heard and understood.

THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF’s conclusion is so good on so many levels. Not only does it tell the story we didn’t know from the start, but it lets us see Katie finally prove to everyone that there was a call for help and more than Talla needed that help. . Many reached out along the way because they thought she could help.

Katie is a character who starts off very insecure and believes she wasn’t good enough for her own husband let alone to be a good mother. Brad continually pushed these beliefs on Katie, she could never have imagined that one phone call would change her life in such a drastic way.

Best of all, this story is wrapped up in a way full of twists and turns that I loved. THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF is definitely a series worth checking out now that they’re all available on Topic. Follow Katie and T on the journey to answers and especially the question of who is Talla?

In the end – she’s the accidental wolf!



Jessica C. Bell