On Sunday April 19, 2009 OLN aired the season finale of departures.. This episode saw Justin Lukach, Scott Wilson, and Andre Dupuis head to the very bottom of the world: Antarctica.
There, they wandered around a variety of scientific research stations, and collected passport stamps from every country that had set up shop there. Each country brought its own culture to this destination that all may claim, but none may own.
There, the trio played ping-pong with the Chinese, drank vodka with the Russians, and experienced the household belonging to the one Chilean family that actually calls the continent home. At this moment the trio were, very much, at the end of their road. A second year of travel had now come to a close.
Will they continue onward for a third season, once more leaving their friends and family behind them – or will this be the final episode of the show? Unlike so many travel shows where the hosts take weekend jaunts to one location or another, Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach, and Andre Dupuis live the departures. lifestyle. Their family, and in some cases girlfriends, are separated from them every day they are on the road. At what point does the weight of all those sacrifices become too much?
Watching from home – detached from the reality of their lives – it’s so easy to just say, “keep going, there are so many places you can still see!” and yet…
So they have a choice, continue on, or return home. But even if they choose to return home, they are not the same three who left two years ago. Where do they go from there?