Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:46 PM
Well, the show ended on a pretty typical note -- moderately entertaining, not very deep, and with totally incoherent temporal logic. It makes no sense to spend two years showing history get drastically changed from where the show started, then turn around and claim it's a consistent time loop. The Lucy that would've existed in the original timeline and given the book to Flynn can't possibly be the same person as the Lucy we saw at the end of this movie -- especially when the 2023 Lucy we saw at the end isn't even the same one we saw at the beginning of this movie.
None of the chase-through-time stuff really engaged me that much, because the stakes were extremely low. I was wondering at the end of season 2 how Emma could ever be made into an effective archvillain when she didn't seem to have any real agenda or master plan, and apparently the answer was that she couldn't. She was just out for money and trying to get the team out of the way, no larger scope to the conflict, no fate-of-the-world stakes. Really, the threat of Rittenhouse was resolved at the end of last season, with Emma and Julia being the only survivors, who had no investment in R.'s agenda and were just nebulously evil. So the Rittenhouse element here was little more than a token. For a series climax, it was a surprisingly small story. It was mostly about wrapping up the character arcs, and hardly seemed interested in its villain. Not that I can fault a show for putting its characters first, but usually you want to have something interesting and important to pit them against as the catalyst for their personal journeys. This whole "epic" finale was really about nothing more than tying off loose plot threads. It was basically an afterthought. Hardly seems worth it.
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