Hobo.PassingThru August 17, 2015 Share August 17, 2015 Surely, this has been mentioned before but it seems like with the way Season 2 ended, the writer has once again punted the true detecting work to journalists. If that is the way he is going to construct mysteries then perhaps a reporter, or more than one, should feature prominently throughout each series. I want to say that "a reporter" at the Times was mentioned earlier than the last scenes of the show. If that guy was the same person then he should have been more important, and, like so many have mentioned, so many other characters did not need to be there. While I still contend that a tried and true "gumshoe" detective who had nothing to lose would have been better than the Three Detectives plus Frank (who did a lot more detecting than most might give him credit for doing), if the game is going to be finished by reporters then one should be used as a proxy to better frame the story. And, the simplest way of doing that would be to just feature that person as a go-to source or as using the detectives as sources. I would not bring this up if the first two series didn't end up with the detectives "solving" the mysteries and then the shows depicting the only way forward to solving the problem is not just the justice system but getting it in the press so that the bigger problem can't be ignored. That said, I am still unclear who all goes down as a result of a big expose. I'd think the politicians and maybe the entire city gov't of Vinci--and maybe all those scenes in that final montage showed developments that become reassessed, like maybe Tony as mayor gets arrested. But, if the writer is going to punt justice happening because reporters become involved instead of showing the work of the detectives leading to people being rounded up and arrested then giving the reporter more prominence may have been one way to simplify the story and and thread a better, clearer narrative arc. Perhaps that would allow the writer to play to his strengths. That's why at the end of it all, whatever the billing was, RM character was really the lead here, she Interesting and I didn't think twice about significance of that festival. After all the Egyptian myth allusions didn't pan out, I didn't give too much thought to any themes or symbolism. 1 Link to comment
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