Mike White on Enlightened’s Finale, and His Plan for Season Three

( Warning: This post contains spoilers about Sunday's season-two Enlightened finale. ) This season of Enlightened ended with Amy achieving her goal of exposing her employer, Abaddon, for its illegal and corrupt dealings, and co-creator/writer Mike White never considered denying her that. “I wanted that part to land for her. I always had from the beginning,” he told Vulture during a recent interview about the show. In the episode, Amy succeeds on blowing the whistle on her corrupt corporate overlord on the front page of the LA Times , but at great personal cost. Given the show’s consistently smallish ratings, he wrote Sunday’s simultaneously triumphant and heartbreaking episode as a possible series wrap-up. “I was hedging my bets,” White said of the show’s still uncertain future. “[Otherwise] It would be this unfinished thing and I feel like people would never want to check it out... I wanted it to feel like it could work as its own piece.” Read More...

SEASON FINALE: Enlightened Season 2 Episode 8 “Agent of Change”

ENLIGHTENED  “Agent of Change” Season 2 episode 8 (season finale ) airs on Sunday March 3 2013 at 9:30 PM on HBO. Synopsis:  On the verge of bringing down Abaddonn, Amy (Laura Dern) warns Tyler (Mike White ) to prepare himself for the inevitable fallout. She also tells her mom (Diane Ladd) about the expose, but Helen’s reaction is not what she expected. READ MORE....