What happened to Tom Fuller in 'Ginny & Georgia' season 2?

His storyline is one of the more upsetting this season

Cynthia and Tom Fuller Ginny & Georgia characters at Tom's bedside
(Image credit: Netflix © 2022)

Fans are curious what happened to Tom Fuller. Ginny & Georgia has no shortage of emotional content, but Tom's story is arguably one of the more heartbreaking plot points of the Netflix dramedy. 

Things grow increasingly dark for the entire Ginny & Georgia cast in the new season, and the Fullers must learn to live with their patriarch's comatose state. But what happened to him?

What happened to Tom Fuller in 'Ginny & Georgia'?

Tom (played by Vincent Legault) suffered from a serious illness (which is not explicitly revealed on the show), and doctors reveal that recovery is not in the cards. 

In an unexpected enemies-to-friends situation, Cynthia (Sabrina Grdevich) finds herself opening up to Georgia (Brianne Howey) about the struggle she and her son are experiencing because of Tom's situation. 

"I just want it to be over," she confessed to Georgia, who decided to take matters into her own hands. 

*WARNING: TRIGGER WARNING & SPOILERS AHEAD*

Tom eventually passes away in Ginny & Georgia season 2 at the hands of Georgia Miller, who decided to take on the role of God. After a particularly emotional visit to Tom's bedside, she feels as though she wants to help Cynthia and her son escape from their never-ending grief, so she suffocates Tom with a pillow. 

The shocking Ginny & Georgia season 2 ending only gets more intense from there. Although Georgia believes she's alone when she suffocates Tom, her son Austin is watching from behind closed doors. 

"That was not something I knew about in advance," Howey told TODAY (opens in new tab) about the emotional scene. "There was a different plan in mind, and then I had a meeting with the creator and showrunner, Sarah and Deb. We sat down and they told us Georgia’s character arc and my mind was just blown. I did not know how or if I would be able to justify this or pull it off." 

Ultimately, Georgia didn't. When she's on Cloud 9 at her wedding to Paul (you remember the blue Ginny & Georgia wedding dress, right?) authorities came in and shut the party down by taking Georgia away in handcuffs for the murder of Tom  Fuller. 

While Austin is supposedly the only witness, he confessed after Georgia was arrested that he didn't tell anyone about his mother's crime. But if he didn't, who did? How was Georgia's act uncovered?

Yes, the list of people Georgia killed spiked in the second season, but this act was not done in order to protect her kids; it was the first murder she committed to help another family. But unsurprisingly, outsiders might not be thrilled with Georgia determining life and death. 

Before we learn how it will all unfold, and if there will be justice for Tom, we'll have to wait for Ginny & Georgia season 3 to get the green light. Fingers crossed! 

Ginny & Georgia season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.

Danielle Valente

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


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