Gordon aids Joe as the Clark family descends into crisis. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny that may not include everyone.Gordon aids Joe as the Clark family descends into crisis. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny that may not include everyone.Gordon aids Joe as the Clark family descends into crisis. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny that may not include everyone.
It is difficult to review the last episode from two reasons: 1) Hard to talk about what happens without giving away spoilers, and 2) Hard to write about an episode that possibly could not only be the season finale, but the series finale. I don't want to think that these characters I know and love will be gone for good.
So regarding this actual episode, it was one of the strongest if not the strongest of the whole series. You will know more about these characters than ever before; some things resolve as you might expect, other things happen that are entirely unpredictable. The writing is absolutely top notch as is the acting. The director is a Mad Men veteran, and the quality of this episode shines throughout. I felt that the balance was perfect on resolving the story arc of Season 2 and leaving the door open for an excellent Season 3 if that comes to pass.
AMC "bigwigs": As far as predicting whether there will be a Season 3 goes, hopefully you will remember that Breaking Bad's viewer-ship in Season 1 and 2 wasn't great; Season 3 saw a slight bump, Season 4 suddenly doubled, and Season 5 and beyond went ballistic. HACF can and should be a huge critical and commercial success; don't penalize it for being a "summer" show when viewers are down and there are not any powerful lead-in shows to drive viewers. This is a truly valuable and developed property for AMC with huge future potential (and now I realize I have turned into Joe ... well a flabby old uninteresting version ... OK, maybe I'm more of an old version of one of the Mutiny programmers).
Anyway, thanks to the writers, actors, directors, crews, and yes, even the AMC executives for a great show and season finale ... hoping and keeping fingers crossed we'll see Season 3 and beyond!
- Aug 3, 2015