A whiny dude is subjected to intimidation, allegedly in this lamentable ep. Fusco has no concept of dispute resolution. Elias the rubbish gangster is meddlesome and does ‘threatening communications’. There is a relentless torrent of dumb. There are no feel good vibes as Shaw returns. This was unexceptional and there is a wall of crazy and an obvious twist. The baddie du jour just prances off but not for long.
“I’m not telling you nothing.”
“He’s not a victim.”
“You can’t be permitted to continue.”
The Day The World Went Away
Root thinks Finch is failing to acknowledge the gravity of the situation. Root makes speeches. Finch’s number comes up. There is a return to a housing projection from season 1. Finch made an error. Something bad is about to befall the gang. Things head toward a cataclysmic end. Baddies are unreasonable. Elias the rubbish gangster dies and Finch is grabbed.
Greer gloats. There is a gunfight and a car chase. The ex con stalks. There is a car stunt that nobody notices until they do. Where did the ex con learn all his skills? Finch is hauled off. Root dies. Finch is in deep trouble and things have been catastrophised. Finch did good for very little thanks. He has disbelieving fury and feels no moral obligation to follow his rules. Why is Finch allowed to rant, walk around and pick up a phone? There are ramifications. This was mmm.
“None of us has the life we want.”
“Fight all day, everyday.”
“You’ve had plenty of practice with John.”
“The world you built.”
“What she will become.”
“Finch isn’t here anymore.”
“What he might do to them.”
Old numbers return. There is no fervour or excitement. Shaw and Reese somehow escape a counter assault team attack. There is unlawful interference and Finch creepy monotones. This is not joyful or heart-warming. There is no overarching analysis. This does not resonate. There is incompetence, negligence and deceit. There are serious wrongs and implicit threats and no mutual respect.
The gang meet another Team Machine made up of previous numbers. This was okay if undramatic with no poignancy. It was not thrillingly effective. Finch plans to vex the evil AI with his haughty gravitas. Finch engages in thuggery in this undemanding ep. Reese has miserabilism. There is no moral wisdom. The spin-off team head off to pastures new.
“Those suits are just a bunch of glorified wallpaper.”
“Innocent people don’t run.”
“Shoot to kill.”
“This is my new cause.”
“That’s endlessly debatable.”
Finch does disquieting things. Nobody has emotional purity. Reese is claustrophobic? There is no chilling sense of prescience from watching this. The evil AI’s followers are suitably ardent. Fusco is in peril. In the AU Greer bores and Reese saved Jessica but she rejected him and he killed himself. Also Root would serve the evil AI, Nathan would be alive and Finch would never have been injured but would never have met Grace. This was mmmm.
“Orwell was too optimistic.”
“Churn and burn.”
“I don’t want any part of a world where you’re the good guy.”
“Cling to the grand illusion of democracy.”
Reese and Finch broke into the NSA, now they break into the Federal Reserve. Nobody notices. Finch menaces and the ex con justifies his crapulence. Grace oddly doesn’t have questions about Finch’s return. Reese thinks Finch is terrifying. There is over-acting. Reese dies and is buried. Shaw shoots the ex-con. There is no forgiveness for him. The Machine reboots. This was not overburdened with quality. Bear is safe. Finch is presumed dead again and Shaw is serving the Machine again. Well that was that. It is over and went out with a whimper.