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

His storyline is one of the more upsetting this season—so if you want to know what happened to Tom Fuller in the second series of the Netflix hit, we've got the details

Cynthia and Tom Fuller Ginny & Georgia characters at Tom's bedside
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What happened to Tom Fuller in Ginny & Georgia season 2? If you're all caught up with the second series of the Netflix dramedy, you'll be aware of the heartbreaking storyline—but if you've not yet binged the series, or don't quite know what's happening, we're here to shed light on the plot.

Ginny & Georgia has no shortage of emotional content—from Marcus' struggle with mental health this season, to Ginny and Georgia's fracturing relationship, as they deal with Georgia's past torments. But Tom Fuller's story is arguably one of the more heart-wrenching plot points of this series.

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

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

Tom Fuller from Ginny & Georgia (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. 


Ginny & Georgia. (L to R) Sabrina Grdevich as Cynthia, Brianne Howey as Georgia in episode 209 of Ginny & Georgia.

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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 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 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." 

Austin in Ginny & Georgia season 2

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Later, when she's on Cloud 9 at her wedding to Paul (you remember the stunning 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, after Georgia is arrested, he reveals that he didn't tell anyone about his mother's crime. But if he didn't, who did? How was Georgia's act uncovered?

The list of people Georgia killed spiked in the second season—but this time around, the act was a little different, in that it wasn't done in order to protect her kids. It was the first murder she committed to help another family. But unsurprisingly, outsiders might (understandably) not be thrilled with Georgia determining life and death herself, especially when it comes to Tom from Ginny & Georgia's case.

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
Digital News Writer

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