Alright. It’s finale time once again in Wilfred World. That was a pretty good WTF cliffhanger too. It wasn’t as “HOLY SHIT” as last season’s finale. It was more of a “Ah, this is getting interesting!” kind of cliffhanger. I’m intrigued to see how they’re going to move forward in this vein without giving away too much. As much as I enjoy this show, I’m getting a little scared it can’t last much longer without getting frustrating. But I think maybe the writers realize that, and that’s why we get the total mindfuck episodes like the season premiere, and the one with Ryan’s Indian spirit guide. Those episodes told us very little, but were entertaining as shit, you know?
But we’ll have all next season to discuss that. Right now, the season finale – which was actually full of information. Not necessarily about Ryan and Wilfred (though that’s where the cliffhanger comes in), but it also neatly tied up the plot about Kevin (Rob Riggle) selling the company secrets. Turns out he was framed! But, we’ll get to that.
So, it’s the day of Jenna and Sheboygan Lager’s Drew’s wedding. Ironically, they’re hardly in the episode. LOLS. All the weirdness of the episode starts when Wilfred is acting really strangely, and he accuses Ryan of holding back a secret from him. Ryan finally admits to him that he and Amanda (a.k.a. Crazy Bitch) are back together, but that’s not what Wilfred was talking about. Ya see, Wilfred found a picture that Ryan had drawn as a child that featured his family, his old dog Sneakers… and another dog who’s hanging out behind a floating tree. And it looks an awful lot like Wilfred. Um, WTF?!
Ryan doesn’t remember drawing that part, and decides that Wilfred must have drawn the picture. Wilfred, as per usual, is just making Ryan feel crazier and crazier. Meanwhile, Ryan’s friend James comes over and tells him that Kevin was framed – someone sold the secrets and put the money (to the tune of $10.2 million) into an offshore account… in RYAN’S name! Now, who the hell could have done that? Ryan immediately suspects Wilfred, who insists he doesn’t know how to do that, despite the fact that he can use Ryan’s credit card to purchase his Meat of the Month club membership through Amazon. Wilfred, instead, suggests that Ryan’s dad is behind the vileness. Or perhaps even Ryan himself! He is quite the self-saboteur, as we know.
BUT NO! It actually turned out to be Amanda – and GOD, I love it when I’m right. Didn’t I tell y’all from the very beginning that she can’t be trusted? Yes, so I was swayed a bit by Ryan’s happiness in the last episode, but how long did it take me before I could even call her by name and not just “Crazy Bitch.” Yeah. And the best part? It’s so much worse than I could ever imagined. Ryan confesses to her that he talks to Wilfred like a human, and she says that she does too! So OMG insane kindred spirits, right? Wrong. Because whoever she’s talking to, it’s not Wilfred. She’s just a CRAZY BITCH. She sold the secrets and put the money in an account so she and Ryan could run away and have a wonderful life together. Ryan, who dodged a bullet there, turns her in and she confesses everything.
Later, he’s talking to Wilfred about how stranded he feels. He thought Wilfred had all the answers, but if Wilfred didn’t draw the picture, then he’s “in a plane with no pilot.” Wilfred confesses that he did draw the picture; he was just messing with him, like usual. He apologizes and leaves. BUT Ryan goes inside, and looks at the picture on the fridge of him drawing with his mom when he was little. Upon closer examination with magnifying glass – there’s the floating tree with the Wilfred-like dog just chillin’ behind it! WHAT. Awesome.
Okay, so that was pretty cool, but the ending made me think of something. Wilfred lied to Ryan about the picture so that he would feel better. I keep hoping that Ryan is going to learn something, that he’s going to develop as a character, and it’s happening a little. But you know what I didn’t even realize before? WILFRED has changed so drastically from the beginning. Wilfred is developing far faster than Ryan. Yes, Wilfred is still very, very fucked up. But he’s also grown a conscience. He feels remorse now. He’s gone from getting Ryan to take a shit in a neighbors boot, to taking the blame for something just so Ryan would feel more comforted. I like that.
Random Notes/Favorite Quotes
- Anyone else notice that Wilfred says Ryan’s name A LOT? Like, seriously, look at how many times “Ryan” appears in the quotes below.
- “OW!” “I’m not even holding the clippers.”
- “This isn’t a game. I need answers, Ryan. WHO AM I?! Or what?” Was this existential crisis real? Does Wilfred really not know? Hmm….
- “Cylons? BATTLESTAR GALACTICA?! FRAK YOU, RYAN!”
- “If one hair touches a blade of that grass, I will cut your dick off. You think I don’t have a pair of dick shears? I do.”
- “If I wanted to ruin your life, Ryan, I wouldn’t do it with crayons!”
- “That was Amazon.com, Ryan. One-click shopping. They make it very easy.”
- I love that they called back to Wilfred’s thing for having to have his paw on top of people’s hands. I LOL’d.
- So Amanda says that when Ryan broke up with her he said it was because of his job. “Well now you never have to work again.” Um…
- “Some people can’t handle Vegas. You can.”
So, comments, people. I need them. What did you think of the episode? Of the season as a whole? Did you love it? Hate it? Did you like it more or less than Season one? Will you stick around for Season three? Let’s chat!