So that happened. What do we do now? To quote the Police, "there's a hole in my life." (Did they ever use Every Breath You Take in this show? Cant remember! Might have worked well.)
Watchable, I guess. Muted. No deaths. I need to watch it again to more thoroughly decide what I think. lol
Did they ever again match the pilot episode? For my money they didn't. But that's just, like, my opinion, man.
Poor Stan has only one thing that's pure left to hold onto: Henry. Being his surrogate father. It's the one thing left he can do and get right, IF he gets to do it at all. (And the poor oaf will probably mess that up too.)
Speaking of ... Noah Emmerich's note left behind in the writers' room, after his last day on set: "Next time, make me smarter. Or maybe, you know what? Just don't call me at all. Thanks for nothing. Sincerely, N."
Not sure I agree with those up yonder in the thread who said Philip "mind f***ed" Stan in the garage. I'm buying what we were meant to think: that Philip WAS largely truthful. He WAS out, done, sick of it, a failed travel agent; Stan WAS the closest thing to a friend he'd ever had, etc. I didn't hear him telling Stan about Renee as an FU but as a last gesture, possibly a decent one in his mind.
I wanted conventional justice to be served -- for all the murders, especially poor mail robot warehouse woman. But we were probably never going to get that from this show.
How did Claudia not drink that vodka herself, before she split town?
Paige jumping the train caught me off guard, gotta confess. But right when they DIDN'T show the border guard checking HER passport it was, "Hmmm, ruh-rohhh...."
Paige will be fine. No jail. She'll end up on the Phil Donahue show plugging her blockbuster memoir: "Kid KGB: My Life as a Teenage Spy"
Would have liked a closer-up view of Henry's reaction to finding out; but that would have been a long scene with too much ground to cover, and most shows seem to cheat such scenes with just a long shot and some deeply ominous body language, instead of writing any dialogue. (And maybe that's not a cheat at all -- who knows?)
And Renee..? Oh f'er ... What-ev-errrrr. Imo that was just "wtf?" from the start. What was the point? So their plan for her was really just unresolved Ambiguity? Okie dokee.
OLEG!! Well that sucked. You poor SOB. If this were The Shield, I guess he'd be Ronnie. My dream ending of Philip and Oleg opening a bar in South America shall not come to pass.