Ugh, it’s over.
Alright, I’m going to come right out and say it: I kind of fucking loved this episode, despite some of the inherent weirdness. Maybe “fucking loved” is a bit strong, but, you know what? I don’t get what all the haters are talking about. I thought it was a very strong episode. It felt more like a movie, with the intensity that the rest of the season should have had. But because it didn’t, I see how the last episode falls short of expectation. But doesn’t it always?
I’m not going to hash out the plot much here since we’re now at the end of the season. Now we get to look at it the way Gestalt tells us to. Spoilers abound ahead; you have been warned.
What I Liked
Call me a girl, but I really liked that Jordan and Ani made it out alive, and that Ani (of course) had Ray’s baby. Take this as a sex education lesson, kids. All it takes is one time. As long as you follow these steps: Step 1: cut a hole in the box have sex. Step 2: have fucked up pillow talk about y’all’s fucked up childhoods that involve getting into a van with a stranger because he told you you were pretty, and misguided deeds that involve murder. That’s it. Voila!
Actually, let’s pause and talk for a second about Ani’s story. Jesus, was that depressing. And for perhaps the first time this season I had some Actual Feels™ during this story because Mother of God do I relate to the “but he told me I was pretty” thing. Not that anything like being kidnapped and held in a cave for four days ever happened to me, but God, I understand that mentality. Bottom line here is: I really like Ani, and I’m really glad that she got the hell out of Vinci, and now she has a baby that she clearly loves and despite having lived through weird stuff, she seems happy(er).
Speaking of Ani getting out: I also really liked that she told the whole story to a journalist, who wants her to go back to the States to testify. That’s it. That’s all there was to that 3 minutes of television. It’s meh, but I enjoyed it. Read the rest of this entry »