Who was responsible for the church bombing and why in The Irrational?

Alec and co. got answers about the church bombing in The Irrational Season 1 finale. Who did it, and why?

THE IRRATIONAL -- "Reciprocity" Episode 111 -- Pictured: Jesse L. Martin as Alec Mercer -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)
THE IRRATIONAL -- "Reciprocity" Episode 111 -- Pictured: Jesse L. Martin as Alec Mercer -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC) /
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There were a few answers given in The Irrational Season 1 finale? The big one was all about who caused the church bombing, and why.

Caution: This post contains major spoilers from The Irrational Season 1 finale.

We knew we would get answers about the church bombing in The Irrational Season 1 finale. We certainly did, but would it bring closure to the characters?

We did have to start with answers about the ending of the previous episode. Sadly, Jace didn’t survive. But it was that event that led to Marisa eventually learning that her place was bugged and it was Bob in the FBI who caused problems.

Who was responsible for the church bombing in The Irrational?

Jace’s death made it clear that he was onto something. Sure enough, his theory that it was linked to the senator who had a campaign that night at the church was behind it all. It wasn’t what you would think, though.

Senator Sanford was Mattias, but not because he thought he would end up winning the sympathy vote. It was linked to an event two nights earlier.

A woman who was promoting his campaign had wound up dead after taking drugs. Sanford tried to claim that she had chosen to dabble in drugs and it went wrong, but Alec learned she had an opioid allergy. There was no way that she was going to dabble. Sanford drugged her that night, and it ended with her death.

The bombing at the church was a way to cover up her death. That was why the church wasn’t supposed to have people in it. The aim wasn’t to kill others, but it led to a major event that helped Sanford gain the votes in his campaign.

While justice was served, Alec admitted that it didn’t change anything for him. He still lived with everything that happened to him. Marisa also agreed that while it helped to get justice for Jace, it didn’t change the fact that he was gone. You search for so long for something, but it doesn’t help in the way that you think it will.

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The Irrational is available to stream on Peacock.