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The haunting conclusion to a brilliant first season...
Red_Identity from United States
17 October 2010
Rubicon has been on a roll in the last four or five episodes. It has
proved that it started slow and subtle but the ride has definitely been
worth it. The season finale (or series finale based on the future) was
a haunting and brilliant conclusion to an amazing first season.
In the episode before we learned what Kateb did, and the fate was
shattering. People are now on a tense journey, not really knowing what
will happen next and if the catastrophe at the bay is the beginning of
a series of terrorist attacks. Will has already figured the conspiracy
out, and he knows what most don't. He feels like someone else should
know, maybe because he is worried about his future fate. Katherine
Rhumor also finds some information on a secret possession, and decides
to enclose it with Will.
There was a scene that left me speechless midway through the episode,
and many will probably know which I am talking about. A scene in the
park, which is directed, written, and shot so amazingly well that it's
suspense is unbearable, and it has a tone of dread all the way through,
until when the inevitable happens I was left completely stunned. It is
such rich storytelling that I cannot give any more information. The
fate of two other characters in the API team is sure to change things,
and I will certainly miss the two cast members that will probably not
be back for the next season (if we actually have another season).
The final scene of the season was so well written, yet not action
packed in any way, which made me love it even more. It was subtle, it
was smooth, and it had complex details, and it haunted me. It made me
realize, and made Will realize, just how tight a spot he is in, and if
it really matters everything he encountered, which makes the situation
even more frustrating. It was a great way to end a brilliant first
season, and it would even make for a great series finale because of the
way it was handled. I will miss the series in the next couple of
months, and props to everyone involved, and especially the rich
performances from the cast.
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