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S01.E06: Episode 6

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With the pieces of the puzzle coming together, will the truth about The Man’s identity finally be revealed?

 

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I had no plans on watching this but a few days ago I was like what the hell I'll check it out. I had no idea what to expect and I was so pleasantly surprised by it. It had a great balance of humor and drama and heart. So many great characters and some really good chemistry among them.

I probably liked Luci/Victoria/etc. the least. She became very annoying. I wasn't that sad they killed her lol.

I was pissed they killed Lammon though. He was so cute!

Elliott and Helen's relationship was really awesome. 

I almost wish there'd be another season just to see those characters again but I don't know what they'd do.

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WTF with that ending? So did he die or what? did he text her and tell her to call 911? I absolutely hate when a series is left up in the air. I’m looking at you Sopranos. So pissed right now. 

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Yea, that annoyed me, too. But it also allows me to just imagine he lives and strikes up a relationship with Helen. If we had confirmation he died I'd probably be really pissed lol.

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I loved the first 4 episodes of this series, sort of like a Coen brothers movie in the Outback. My opinion started to change in episode 5, where I thought the LSD trip went on a bit too long, and I hated, hated, hated the final episode starting from when the Russian woman entered the picture. It seemed like such a wrong way for the series to end. About the only justification I can think of is setting up a Season 2, where what we saw will be shown to be a misdirect, like so much else in the show.

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On 3/11/2022 at 10:04 AM, peachmangosteen said:

I had no plans on watching this but a few days ago I was like what the hell I'll check it out. I had no idea what to expect and I was so pleasantly surprised by it. It had a great balance of humor and drama and heart. So many great characters and some really good chemistry among them.

Most of my streaming subscriptions are through Amazon Prime and for some reason they were all wonky yesterday.  That left me with Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max and I remember hearing good things about The Tourist so I thought "what the hell?"

The first couple of episodes were kind of slow for me but I slowly started getting into it and I think it really hit its stride for me once "The Man" and Helen reconnected. And then it kept up the pace as we learned everything. I didn't even mind the LSD trip and normally I would.

I enjoyed a lot of it but if I enjoyed nothing else about it, those diner scenes would have been worth it with Elliot threatening to shoot everyone as Helen is assuring them that they absolutely would not. Always simultaneously. 

On 3/13/2022 at 5:04 PM, peachmangosteen said:

But it also allows me to just imagine he lives and strikes up a relationship with Helen. If we had confirmation he died I'd probably be really pissed lol.

That's what worries me about a season 2.  At least now it can be believed that seeing the burrito, which is his happy place, got him to fight. I do have to think that the whole Russian stuff had to be a set up for Season 2.  Or at least I hope so. I'd hate for them to do a second season with no plan in place.

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On 3/18/2022 at 3:36 PM, Rickster said:

I loved the first 4 episodes of this series, sort of like a Coen brothers movie in the Outback. My opinion started to change in episode 5, where I thought the LSD trip went on a bit too long, and I hated, hated, hated the final episode starting from when the Russian woman entered the picture. It seemed like such a wrong way for the series to end. About the only justification I can think of is setting up a Season 2, where what we saw will be shown to be a misdirect, like so much else in the show.

Yep, I thought the LSD trip was too long and too weird.  And I didn't care for the Russian woman showing up either.  There was no resolution as to how or why what she told him came to be.  I thought we had learned he was Kosta's accountant.  Kosta himself was an international crime lord.  We learned that Elliott stole a million dollars from Kosta, which is why Kosta sent the cowboy after him.

Now somehow, Elliott wasn't just the accountant, but he was directly involved in Kosta's drug trade.  And are we supposed to believe he's Russian now?  Even though he sounds Irish?  I don't get the point of this whole last episode.

Overall, I really enjoyed this series.  It was a bit quirky, but fun and intriguing.  Great performances by Jamie Dornan and Danielle McDonald.  I hope this show gets some recognition at the Golden Globes or Emmys next year for Best Limited Series.

I read that they always intended this to be a one-and-done.  If so, I guess we are supposed to draw our own conclusions as to whether Elliott died from an overdose of whatever pills he took, or whether he survived.  Given the oddness of the show, my interpretation would have been that Elliott saw the message, but it was too late.  He dies with his last thought being that at least he had one person in the world who cared about him.

With the announcement of Season 2, however, it seems that he is saved.  I wonder what the premise of Season 2 is going to be.  They can't really do the "he goes into a coma from the pills and when he wakes up he doesn't remember who he is" angle, that wouldn't work twice.  Who besides Elliott and Helen would even come back?  Most are dead (Luci/Victoria, Kosta, Cowboy, Lammon) or locked up (Rogers).  I would think the Russian woman would be involved, maybe Elliott will try and make things right.  Somebody probably took over the crime syndicate, maybe he will try and take them down. 

I agree with the above comment that I hope they have some kind of plan for Season 2 in place.  I wonder if it will even stay in Australia, or if they are going to go someplace else.

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