Does Kate ever forgive Tully in 'Firefly Lane' season 2?

Here's hoping the two best friends find their way back to one another...

Kate and Tully hugging in firefly lane season 2 scene
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Does Kate ever forgive Tully? We're shrouded in curiosity and agony at the mere thought of their rift. 

However, if we're judging from Firefly Lane season 2 part 1, we're definitely on edge about their fate. We finally learned what Tully (Katherine Heigl) did to Kate (Sarah Chalke) to damage their decades-long bond, and now fans are curious if this is truly the point of no return...or if the besties will somehow make their way back to one another.

Does Kate ever forgive Tully in 'Firefly Lane?

We're not sure how things will wrap up for Kate and Tully, considering Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 premieres in 2023. But before we jump to conclusions, there's a lot to dissect, so let's get to it. 

In the Kristin Hannah bestselling novel, we learn that the inseparable pair part ways after Tully, a famous talkshow hosts, humiliates Kate and her daughter, Marah, in a segment about overprotective parenting. Netflix, however, took things up a notch in its retelling of the story. 

Rather than let a show come in the way of their bond, the streamer changes the course of events and makes things a lot more dire for Tully and Kate, so much so that fans asked, "Does Marah die in Firefly Lane?" Truthfully, she could have. 

The teen, who is grounded and not to leave the house under any circumstance, is sent off to Tully's for the weekend while Kate looks after Johnny, who just returned wounded from Iraq. Despite Kate's wishes, Tully lets Marah meet up with a friend with the promise that she'll need to be home by 10pm. 

Things get very complicated and heartbreaking when Marah calls Tully needing to be picked up from a frat party that goes horribly wrong. Though Tully's had a bit to drink, she still gets behind the wheel to grab Marah, and that's when the two are involved in an accident. 

"For Kate, it’s too much but at the end of the day, it’s her soulmate. It’s her best friend. It’s the most important person in her life," Chalke revealed to Deadline (opens in new tab) about the friends' feud. 

Will Kate crack? We cannot say for certain which way things will go, but we do know difficult times are ahead (Chalke says so). If Netflix does follow the novel's plot, or even adds a twist of its own, we know we'll need to bring some Kleenex to our marathon. (Those who are familiar with the books are asking, Does Kate die in Firefly Lane?)

If the story is about to get even more emotional than it already is, we're hoping that the two can reconcile and make peace. They—and the viewers rooting for them—deserve it.

"It’s gonna be really moving. Also so much humor and pain; it’s going to make you laugh, it’s going to make you cry. You are going to get answers to all of your questions that you’re left with. And I hope that you are going to love it," Chalke revealed to Deadline about part 2. 

Are you ready for what's to come? In the meantime, check out shows like Firefly Lane to keep you occupied until KPOC's besties make their return. Firefly Lane season 1 and season 2 part 1 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)