the one time he didn’t tell Satchel that if he didn’t come back he’d be dead or in jail
Michelle said:(FWIW, I hate coconut so I can't stand macaroons but looooove macarons since you can find them in all sorts of delicious flavors.)
1000% to this. esp the hating coconut part!
A little context for the four-month time jump that didn't make sense for a lot of the plot. It probably wasn't planned as a four-month time jump. "Happy" was in the middle of filming when everything was shut down. There was probably a real-life four-month time jump. Since they film in Chicago, it would take way too much work to make middle of the summer Chicago look like end of winter Chicago.
I thought it was another fairly frustrating episode because of the writing. I liked most of the plot points, but how they got there didn't make a lot of sense.I enjoyed how the Odis stuff ended, but if you're arresting significant people from a criminal organization, don't you usually wait until you have something that'll stick to them so they don't immediately get out? There's also no way Josto and Gaetano would be anywhere near that hit if they'd just been arrested. I was also hoping Zelmare was going to be involved when I saw the shadow in the apartment, but I guess she's probably gone for good.I liked how the Oreatta stuff played out, but it seemed a little silly how she was able to sneak into the house after they had made a big deal of Lemuel there to keep watch and sleep on the couch, and Dibrell was a light sleeper who slept with a shotgun.I also thought the final Ethelrida and Loy scene was good except for the stupid ring. No one's cared about the ring all season and now it's going to fix everything? The last time they ended an episode with Loy feeling smarter than everyone else turned out to be a disappointment. Hopefully, it turns out better this time. I'm hoping for something crazy like it turns out to be the actual one ring to rule them all, but they're probably just going to have Josto take the fall for ordering the hit on his father, but I don't know why Loy would have any reaction or care at all about the ring.
I gasped out loud when Loy was stabbed. I thought Zelmare had died at the train station, or what did I miss?That's not the ending I thought he would have. At least he got to see his family all together and happy again before he died. And also, that facial expression on Chris Rock as Loy drew his last breath... god. That's haunting.I'm not surprised that Josto and Oraetta were taken out that way. I kind of expected that Josto wouldn't make it out of this thing, but didn't expect she would go with him. Interesting that they both landed in the same exact pose. Birds of a feather.Nice mid-credits scene with Satchel/Mike Milligan. Confirmation.
Honestly felt pretty rushed for the season finale. Not even sure why Ethelreda is even in it, she turns out to be a successful something or other I guess based on that flash-forward (?) but also she was cut out of most of the season. Still not sure what to make of Mr. Snowman/The Roach. I thought the mid credits scene with Mike would be tedious if you told me at the beginning of the season what it would be but honestly it was very haunting seeing him reminisce to his time as Satchel and reload his gun the way Rabbi did. Kid lost both father figures back to back and seeing your actual dad die like that would probably fuck anyone up, and that’s not including all the family history. Overall maybe my least favorite season, the themes are all there and having the white (in modern terms at least) NY mafia just steamroll Canon really tied that particular thread together but there’s just too many disparate pieces and players and the season spent too long on people I frankly never cared about and dropped a lot of the characters I did care about for long stretches of time. Good season of television but just an ok season of Fargo.
Overall maybe my least favorite season, the themes are all there and having the white (in modern terms at least) NY mafia just steamroll Canon really tied that particular thread together but there’s just too many disparate pieces and players and the season spent too long on people I frankly never cared about and dropped a lot of the characters I did care about for long stretches of time. Good season of television but just an ok season of Fargo.