All season, Casey’s story has handled nervousness and the method of self-discovery. She feels crushed beneath a load of individuals’ expectations as she’s meant to carry out properly each academically and on the observe for the UCLA recruiters. At the identical time, she experiences friction together with her girlfriend, Izzie, over their totally different upbringings and assists constructions.
In the episode’s main as much as the finale, Casey ditches her non-public faculty, Clayton Prep, and returns to the lower-pressure observe staff at her old-fashioned. The episode begins with Casey taking the cost of her personal life by getting again along with Izzie, who’s been her secure harbor all season. It’s a candy conclusion for the pair of them, although the finale would not resolve both of Izzie’s plotlines: Her ongoing quest to dismantle Clayton’s inflexible gendered gown code or her expulsion from her mom’s home.
Instead, it is Casey’s entrance and middle. The final episode noticed Casey start to seek out belonging with the label “bisexual” and departure from Clayton, however, she nonetheless has two issues to resolve: Her school plans and her relationship together with her dad. While she’s at all times wished to go to a school distant, her nervousness is now holding her again. When she says she desires to remain residence, her mother pushes her to speak to a UCLA recruiter anyway, reminding Casey of her ambitions. Ultimately, it is left unclear the place Casey goes to school, however it’s apparent that she’s not going to be operating away from her household or settling out of hysteria wherever she chooses.
Casey’s story is just not about giving up on her desires however relatively about discovering a more healthy method to go after them that takes her psychological well-being into consideration. She learns to simply accept herself for who she is and believe herself over different peoples’ opinions of her life.