None of the Tilda-Widow animus from the previous week made a lot of sense from a writing standpoint, but I’m wondering why they initially moved the Widow towards being a tragic but enlightened character mid-season only to return her to a cold-hearted, well, you know, for the last 2 shows. It’s almost like the writers sensed that some fans were starting to wonder who the central character of the show really was (and that it wasn’t turning out to be Sunny), so they needed to make some changes fast to shore up his hero status.
Sunny, as a character, just wasn’t so interesting when his only goal was to save his family, but now that has been accomplished (sort of, he obviously saved who he wanted to), perhaps he’ll have something more interesting to do next season. The real problem is that I don’t think Daniel Wu is that dynamic of an actor (not fighter), but perhaps it’s just the writing. The real problem is that the character who they wanted to be central to everything, M.K., is just terrible. Daniel Wu is Olivier next to Aramis Knight.
The ending begs some great geography questions. We have seen snippets of plantation lands representative of the U.S. deep South (Louisiana in reality), the wall at the border of the badlands that had a sign “Mexsol” on it, suggesting a possible (ancient) U.S./Mexico border crossing point, the hotel/gift shop that M.K., and Ava found that was in an area that hinted of the U.S. pacific northwest, and now Bajie comes to a high promontory coastal area that looks like something out a James Bond film. Except, exactly where would this be since it’s been established that this is ancient North America and mostly in the United States, and it doesn’t fit anything that would be close to the other areas already established? It was a beautiful closing teaser shot, but why tie in to real America (Wired magazine, anyone?) if you are just making up everything else?
Last questions: They should probably let Bajie die off, but they probably will have the “Asrans” “rescue” him. It probably won’t be the good type of rescue. I’m guessing Lydia doesn’t come back as a regular, but she might get an episode or two to finish off her story line. Where’s Jade? Did Quinn kill her off? She shouldn’t return either. It looks like Odessa may become more important, but they may sacrifice her quickly to preserve a possible Tilda/M.K. pairing.