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In the end, season 3 was the useless machine. That was a nonsensical finale and felt like a first draft on the script level. Like we need the car to break down for the Wango shootout, then the car works fine. Or Emmit will get the drop on Meemo and then he's knocked out. Or Varga taking every man to the drop. While we're at it, let's drop the technology thread, pretty much drop Winnie, never mention the machine and then try to make an ambiguous ending. Speaking of which, I hope Andrew Niccol got a writing credit because they ripped off his speech from Lord of War.
Props for continuing to make Gloria unlikable. Flashing lights and pulling over a bus for an overwrought popsicle scene... I feel like Noah was trolling me. All I can say is adios Gloria and your weird ass kid, who's apparently 19 and still going to the fair with you 5 years later.
I think this is the weakest entry so far and leaves me wondering if they can handle a 4th season, which isn't guaranteed. If I can shout into the void and reach Hawley, let's make the protagonist likeable next time and maybe let's go to the desert, which is well established in the Coen-verse.
Though scientifically dubious and it probably doesn't work the same with trained actors anyways, Nora constantly looking off to the left in the story suggests she's accessing a creative part of her brain, rather than a memory part. The only time she looks right, which suggests accessing a memory, is when she recalls the doctor asking, why would you want to go back?
Probably just more bullshit for theories, but they shot most of the last 5 minutes in extreme close up, so there was probably some consideration for what their eyes should be doing. I happen to believe Nora's story the same way I believe Kevin's assassin adventures, but I thought I'd throw that out there.
I don't think I've ever had such an emotional whiplash in like 3 minutes. The opening credits roll with hushed whispers and I'm thinking, what kind of pretentious nichey song are we getting this week Lindelof? You'll let the mystery be, but you won't let the goddamn opening credits be.
Then a guy launched a missile from a submarine, which altered Matt's journey, which put him on a boat with a pride orgy and led to one of the most satisfying arcs in the history of the show. In Harry and Lloyd fashion... you TOTALLY redeemed yourself Lindeolf!