Well Gasmi, this is it, the season finale of Dollhouse, and you will be amazed at just how much they have crammed into this one hour. Thrills, spills, characters not seen since last season, some amazingly brilliant acting, and some amazingly bad acting. Topher goes crazy. Victor dresses like he’s crazy. Oh and just so you know, some of the characters who are there at the start of the show won’t be there at the end, so make the jump and let’s get to the good stuff one more time.
Our episode starts, okay, remember how a couple of times this season I mentioned that if you got the chance you should have checked out the season 1 DVD, because it had an episode that never aired on TV? Well it turns out that not only was it a very cool episode, but tonight’s episode is kind of a direct follow up to it, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re going to be a little out of the loop on this one.
Oh, wait, no you’re not. You’re reading a recap and it’s the recapper’s job to take care of just that sort of stuff for you. Well, that worked out pretty good for for you, man I wouldn’t want to be that recapper guy…hey! Oh man, not cool, not cool at all! Sigh, oh well, I guess that’s why I make the big bucks. Speaking of which, I need to email Flipit, I still haven’t gotten those magic beans he promised me for that American Idol post.
Okay, here’s the deal, I’m not going to completely recap that episode for you, because I saw it back in September and if I had a good long term memory I wouldn’t keep going back to work every day. What I will do is fill you in as we go along as best as I remember, so you’ll know as much as I know. It will be a little sketchy, but look at it this way, it will be your chance to be a middle aged man without having to experience all the ear hair growth. Okay, enough fooling around, let’s really get down to business.
Okay, the episode starts with a peaceful countryside on a bright shiny day. Things immediately start heading for the crapper when we see a bunch of people running in a big pack. We see a guy in a suit who looks kind of out of it, and the big pack of people start howling, and just cream this poor sap, but what they don’t do is stop moving forward. This is our first clue of the night how F-ed up 2020 is going to be; every day is like Black Friday at Walmart.
Dude, just let them have the $29.95 DVD player, it’s just not worth it
We cut to some people by a jeep who look like they may have been camping, a man, a woman, and a little girl. The man sees the mob and screams out “butchers!” Then it’s booties and elbows into the jeep, and it’s a good thing too, because that mob looks like they want to tear these people into itty bitty pieces. The woman gets the jeep started, the man starts shooting at the mob with a machine gun, which sounds a little harsh, but then again, the man turns out to be Scut Farkus from A Christmas Story.
Okay, it’s the guy who played Scut Farkus, Zack Ward, only grown up. He was also on Titus, where he was pretty good, and he’s good in this too. The guy should get more work, and probably would if a-holes didn’t insist on bringing up a role he played almost 30 years ago every time they saw him, you know, jerks like…me.
Then again, he shouldn’t been F-ing with Ralphie all the time
Anyway, the jeep starts pulling away and even with Don’t Call Me Scut shooting at them, one of the butchers is about to pull himself into the jeep. This is when the little girl cracks the butcher over the head with a pipe and the good guys are able to escape at the last second. Aw, isn’t it great when children learn violence from adults and are able to use it in a constructive manner? It’s like pee-wee football, without the cup checks.
Everyone gets settled into the jeep and we get to meet these characters for realsees. Zac Ward is a guy called Zone (which is what we’ll call him for the rest of the post, because I’m still a little sick of Christmas right now. ) The woman is named Meg, and the little girl is Echo. Well, actually the little girl had Echo’s personality downloaded into her in that episode that wasn’t on TV.
You see, all three of these people were part of a group that found the LA dollhouse. A bunch of stuff happened, and among other things, it turned out that the little girl, wasn’t a little girl. Okay, she was, but some fairly evil a-hole had downloaded his personality into her and came this close to taking down the whole group. Too bad for him/her, that Scut…Zone caught on to the a-hole’s scheme, and they ended up listening to Whiskey (Who wasn’t Doctor Saunders, Or Clyde 2.0 With Boobs, just doll state Whiskey), and using the chair and the Echo wedge, because Whiskey said that would save them all.
Okay, now that we’re all caught up, lets get back to the show. Our heroes take advantage of this time to fill us in on a little exposition as to what has been happening to them since they left the LA dollhouse. They’ve been driving around for a couple of weeks looking for a farm, where Kiddie Echo says that real Echo is living at, and that real Echo has a cure that can keep them from getting wiped.
Hmm, wait a minute. Driving around for weeks without really being sure of where they are going? And never stopping at a gas station to ask for directions? When was Echo imprinted with my dad’s personality?
(Oh, more info from that episode, it turns out in 2020, the bad guys don’t even need to zap you with a ray gun dealee to turn you into a zombie. They can zap you if you answer the phone, or even walk by a radio or TV. Progress, there’s no stopping it.)
Zone’s getting a little cranky and being a snarky a-hole he has no problem letting everyone know he’s unhappy. He get’s a little snide with Kiddie Echo over the whole wandering around bit. Luckily Meg is much cooler, but does check with Kiddie Echo to make sure she knows where she’s going. Kiddie Echo says she thinks so, but it’s been a while since she’s been up here and the last time she could see over the dashboard. We’ll get back to that height issue later.
Also the last time I was up here I was wearing 3 inch hooker shoes
We cut to the guys pulling into a barn. Everyone is in a good mood, and why not? They’ve made it to the promised land, what could go wrong? At six minutes into the episode? If you guessed guys pulling black hoods over all their heads, then you get a cookie, but only if you bring a couple for me. Seriously, my blood sugar is in free fall over here.
When we come back from commercial, we see a shot of downtown Tuscon, only now it’s called Nureopolis. Name changes like this are a perfect example of why guys who own comic book stores shouldn’t be allowed in The Chamber of Commerce. The good news for the plot is that whatever it’s called, it’s still 100% evil.
Because apparently the name Evilville was already taken
Our guys get herded into some cell by a bunch of seriously armed goons, who don’t appreciate Zone’s lip. A big goon introduces Zone to the concept of knowing your audience before you crack wise, by a well applied gun butt to the stomach. A really creepy looking guy in a suit shows up and tears the goon a new one for “damaging the merchandise.” The creepy guy in the suit exits stage right with a bunch of naked guys on a chain following him, and our heroes get left alone long enough for Kiddie Echo to let them know they’ve fallen into Rossum’s clutches and for everyone else to poop a brick.
Hair gel will survive the fall of civilization. Competent barbers on the other hand…
We cut up to some pretty fancy office and some big boned guy wolfing down food like it’s last call at The Golden Corral, while a hoochie mama stands behind him. The creepy guy from downstairs comes in and calls the guy Mr. Hanson. Holy crap! It’s Evil Keith Carradine, and it looks like he got a new body; one that can kick ass in pie eating contests. It gets a little strange, when the creepy guy tells Big Boned Evil Keith Carradine that he’s brought some new suits for him to look at, but then again, it’s nice to know that if civilization ever takes a header, at least the Big and Tall stores will survive.
One of the main reasons this is a strange conversation is because they herd all those naked dudes into the room behind him. The situation gets cleared up, when Big Boned Evil Keith Carradine pats his Buddha belly and talks about how “this one got stretched out.” He’s not picking out clothes, he’s picking out a new body.
The creepy guy gives Big Boned Evil Keith Carradine some crap about taking better care of this one, and after pointing out that if they hadn’t have run out of shellfish, creepy guy would be just as fat as BBEKC, Big Boned makes one of the all time half-assed promises to get on the elliptical with this one.
These good times for the bad guys come to a scretching halt when BBEKC walks up on Pucker Face who is just standing there with a completely blank face. Well okay, a blanker then usual face. Big Boned Evil Keith Carradine makes a poop me face and asks the creepy guy where they found Pucker Face. Creepy Guy says they found him wandering around with some girl. Big Boned Evil Keith Carradine calls Creepy Guy a moron and exits stage left as fast as he can waddle. Creepy Guy doesn’t know what the big fuss is about, until Pucker Face smiles at him, and gives him a head butt.
Meanwhile downstairs Echo is making with the kung fu butt kicking, and way too bad for BBEKC he just happens to show up right after Echo polishes off his last goon. Even though Evil Keith Carradine is in a new body, Echo knows who he is right off the bat. They trade a little banter back and forth. Echo calls him porky, (fatist!), and Big Boned Keith Carradine kind of lays the blame on Echo for civilization taking a complete nose dive, what with her killing Boyd and taking out their corporate mainframe. Oh and he tells Echo killing him will be a waste of time because he’s backed up; to bad for him this is right before Echo plugs him. Bye-bye Big Boned Evil Keith Carradine, you will be missed. Not really but if we don’t tell him that he’ll eat five bags of pork rinds to ease the pain and that’s just wrong. You should eat five bags of pork rinds because Oxygen is showing a Bad Girls’ Club marathon.
Then Pucker Face enters stage right, now fully clothed and he and Echo star making with the rescuing. One of the people in the cell is pretty messed up, so Echo starts acting like super nurse, and Kiddie Echo jumps in to help her, and to let Echo know she’s essentially her, only in a much younger body. Isn’t it great to know no matter what hell the world slides into Hollywood will always be exactly the same? Oh wait, we aren’t talking about actresses are we? Right, the TV show. Focus Waffleboy, focus! I mentioned my low blood sugar right?
We cut from that scene to what Echo and Pucker Face must have really been coming for, Topher locked in a workroom. Oh this is some time for another quick catch up from that episode some of you didn’t watch. 2020 Topher isn’t doing very well from a mental standpoint, something about bringing about the end of civilization kind of drove him a little around the bend. The only problem now is that Topher is seriously crazy and doesn’t really recognize Echo and Pucker Face. They find out the cause of this extra insanity is that the bad guys have had Topher working on a project for them, and every day it hasn’t been done, they’ve killed a person in front of him.
Echo and Pucker Face also find out about the project Rossum had Topher working on; they wanted him to come up with a way to wipe everyone in the world. Well you’ve to hand it to the bad guys on this show, they didn’t just start resting on their laurels when Armageddon hit. The thing the bad guys didn’t know, is that Topher was actually working on a way to reverse the doll process on anyone who had been wiped anywhere in the world and put everyone back the way they were.
Naturally this gets Pucker Face’s and Echo’s attention, but Topher heads back to crazy land. Which kind of makes sense for the plot too, because you can’t answer all the questions in the first 10 minutes or you end up with an 14 minute TV show.
We cut from this big news to a very peaceful farm. We see a woman and a kid working in a garden. Holy crap, that’s no woman, it’s DeWitt! Well DeWitt is a woman, but she’s dressed all earth mothery and not in heels, or holding a tumbler of scotch, or threatening to do unspeakable things to somebody, oh and she’s wearing her hair down again. It’s like I don’t know her any more. She calls the kid T, and tells him to go show his mom that their crop of strawberries are ready. T goes in the farm house, and sure enough his mom is Sierra. They share a sweet moment, but we don’t see hide nor hair of Victor.
Who is this woman?
We cut from that to everyone sitting down for dinner. This is when Echo and everyone else makes a big entrance. There’s a lot of talking over each other and plenty of exposition, but the big news is that Topher might be able to save the world. The only thing is they would have to go back to the dollhouse to do it. Mainly so Topher can get whatever he needs to pull this off, but also because Echo, Pucker Face and Sierra need to hide out underground for a year to make sure they don’t get wiped. You see, Sierra doesn’t want to forget her son, Pucker Face doesn’t want to go back to being a Veggie Buddy, and Echo just likes being Echo.
Zone for one isn’t happy to hear this bit about going back to the dollhouse, and you can kind of see his point, as he’s spent his entire time on the show trying to get away from there, and now half way through dinner people are telling him he has to go back. Too bad for him he makes a crack about Topher being a complete head case, which causes DeWitt to tell him that if he can’t keep a civil tongue in his head, they will serve it up in a stew. There’s my DeWitt, missed you girlfriend!
There’s the DeWitt I know and love…and fear
There is some more jaw jacking, but seeing as everyone going back to LA is the most dramatic thing they can do, it’s pretty much settled right from the get go. This is right when a red light starts flashing which means they have intruders. Everyone hauls ass outside, and promptly get taken prisoner by what are either raiders of fallen world, or a glam heavy metal group.
Just then this armored big rig pulls up and Victor pops out, and judging by how he’s dressed, he’s the lead singer. He starts chattering in a foreign language, and when he realizes that even in 2020 you need to speak American is you want to be taken seriously, he takes this gizmo and holds it up to his ear, and presto! he can speak English.
We cut to commercial, and when we come back, it’s just a bunch of people getting ready to take a long car trip. There’s a lot of packing and running around, and Sierra giving Victor crap for abandoning her and their son. Okay that last part, doesn’t usually happen on any road trips I take, but somebody going “is there gas in the car? Are you sure there’s gas in the car? Because we can’t make good time if we have to go to the gas station as soon as we pull out of the driveway.” isn’t a TV moment. Anyway, with a minimal amount of exposition everyone loads up and is ready to go. Oh, and not that really has anything to do with the master plot, but Meg mentions to Zone that she likes girls.
You’re a whatbian?
Once we are out on the road, we can get down to some serious scenes where people hash things out but don’t resolve anything because we are just starting the second act. First we starts with Zone who has a run in with a lady road warrior, who I’m not 100% sure, but I think she was Kilo earlier this season. It’s an interesting scene because we find out a little bit about Victor’s crew. They all are sort of like dolls, and thanks to that ear gizmo they can have any badass skill they want. The only catch is when they put something in they have to take something out. Zone asks Might Have Been Kilo what she took out, and she shows him a chip marked mercy. I have a sneaking suspicion she’s got another chip on there marked irony too, but that’s just a guess
Meanwhile up at the front of the truck, Victor and Sierra start talking as their son sleeps and their little talk that quickly escalates into an argument. We find out that Sierra is pissed at Victor for not giving up the tech. Victor makes some noise about using it in the war, and fighting for Sierra and their son, but Sierra isn’t buying this argument. And seeing as they have both decided that in order to keep their son as far away from the tech as they can, that he can’t know Victor is his father, it seems like deep down Victor kind of agrees with Sierra on just how evil the stuff is. Not that it does him any good, because Sierra is super pissed at him for not caving to what she wants, and is just as mad at him at the end of the scene as she is in the beginning.
It’s good to know that whatever happens to the world, long uncomfortable silences on car trips will always be with us
We get to our third and final car conversation, and it’s our old pals Echo and Pucker Face. Remember a while back when Echo was all boo-hooey about Pucker Face not remembering they were in love any more after got turned into a doll? Well just so know that in the 10 years after that, it’s now Pucker Face who wants to hold hands and watch sunsets together, and Echo just wants to be friends, okay friends who bone when Echo gets horny, but nothing more then that. Pucker Face makes a comment about Echo having 30 personalities inside her, but being the loneliest person he knows. Nothing really gets resolved here, but it doesn’t matter because I’m sure these two will get to sit down later and work this out.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter because they are back in LA and the zombies are swarming out of the woodwork. Okay, it’s about 20 extras, but they fill up the scene pretty good. Anyway, it’s clobbering time. The good guys have to hop out of the truck to get to some tunnels that lead to the dollhouse, which means plenty of extras get shot. The only thing is some of the butchers have guns now too, and they are shooting back. This is why when they are almost to the tunnel entrance, Meg gets shot in the legs.
Okay, I just put this one in because it looked cool
Not to worry because Pucker Face swoops in and tells Meg she is going to be okay, right before he gets shot in the head. Yep, Pucker Face is D-E-A-DEAD. Echo and Zone show up at the same time and Echo gets a 2 second oh poop face, and then tells Zone to pack up Meg so they can beat feet to the tunnel entrance. When they get to the tunnel entrance Victor is waiting for them and Echo tells them they are the last ones coming in, and after she tells him this a second time it sinks in what happened and we cut to the next scene.
We cut over to everyone getting set to go in the dollhouse and worrying about what they will find. The place was full of butchers at the end of that last episode. There’s a little jaw jacking, and after everyone puts their game face on, they head inside and find out the dollhouse is full of dolls. Yep the place is crawling with I try to do my best dolls, oh and Alpha is there.
And double oh, because Alpha isn’t crazy insane anymore. Yeah it turns out when he put Pucker Face’s personality into himself it “healed” him. Sure that’s kind of a BS cheat, but we’re pressed for time so we’ll go with it. Besides the guy still likes a good suit.
Okay, he liked a good suit
We find out Alpha brought a bunch of actives here to take care of them after Zone and Meg cleared out. It advances the plot so I don’t have a problem with that, and neither does anyone else. Everyone splits up to get comfy in their new digs.
Echo and DeWitt take Topher back to his lab to help him find what he needs to save the world. The only problem Topher is still seriously mental. DeWitt and Echo are searching his lab, which why they are surprised when Victor’s road warriors show up.
They are extra surprised when they find out the road warriors are taking Topher prisoner. It turns out the road warriors like this post apocalyptic hell hole just fine, thank you very much and they don’t want the old world to come back. You see, in their present situation, what with just chipping skills in to their noggins they are some pretty serious badasses. However, if everything goes back to the way it was then they go back to waiting on tables, and being script editors, and who the hell would want to do that?
Just then Victor and Alpha show up, and Victor gives his crew a little rah-rah speech about not wanting to cheat when they rebuild the world, but the extras ain’t buying it. It’s really too bad for the extra types that will they are pretty serious badasses, Alpha, Echo, and Victor are like super duper, double black belt, all ninja badasses, and before you can say “extras off the set!” the guys who I didn’t bother to learn their names are disarmed and taken prisioner.
With that situation settled it gives Topher a chance to be seriously crazy in front of Alpha. Alpha asks if he’s always this bad, and DeWitt turns into moma bear and snaps that Topher is tired, and he doesn’t do well when he’s tired. Tired is the magic word for Topher and he sprints out of the scene.
When DeWitt and Alpha catch up with Topher he’s in the sleep chamber room and he’s heads straight to the pod he slept in before they left the dollhouse. Topher was starting to go crazy when he started sleeping there, so it’s surrounded by all sorts of crap, like Buddhas and books, and god knows what else. When DeWitt asks Alpha why he didn’t clean up all this crap when he moved in Alan Tudyk gets off one of the lines of the night when he says, “it spoke to the skitzophrenic in me, both of them actually.” Anyway, Topher settles in to his little nest, but instead of going to sleep, he starts going to work.
We cut over to Echo who wanders in on Sierra as she is smashing all those memory chipees that Victor and his former buddies used to be badasses. Sierra is throwing a pretty major poop fit, and to be honest the actress who players her, Dichen Lachman is a little over the top in this scene, but not to worry because Eliza Dushku is here to save the day. The Dushku-bibble starts smashing things and flipping over tables and doing everything short of baying at the moon, and suddenly Dichen’s overacting is completely forgotten.
Oh my God! Am I overacting?
Oh hell no, now this is overacting!
Okay, Echo also points out that Victor loves Sierra no matter what is in his head. which is true and a good point, but she then proceeds to start yapping about taking people for granted and stringing them along for years, and ends up screaming and crying that “Paul’s dead! Paul’s Dead!” and directing all the attention back to the star of the show. Sierra and Echo thankfully both stop talking and just hug each other.
We cut over to Topher not a moment to soon. He’s in his lab working away. Well Alpha is getting busy with the soldering gun, and Topher is watching an old company training film with Bennett. Bennett makes some comment about the brain that is very important to Topher’s work, because after she says it, Topher tells Alpha to do something with the gizmo they are working on, and they are finished.
DeWitt is there and pretty happy to hear this news. At least until she finds out that the device is a pulse bomb, as in a big boom. Oh and Topher has said the device has to be operated manually, by him. DeWitt does the math in her head and realizes Topher is going to kill himself. She asks him if he’s sure he wants to do this, and I’ve got to tell you, when Topher said he didn’t want to hurt people any more, it got a little misty in my living room. Luckily for my masculinity, Alpha decides this is a good time to ask for a favor.
We go over to Victor who is sitting in front of a little fire, burning up all that bad, bad tech, when Sierra comes walking over with their son, who she introduces to his father for the first time. It’s a little awkward at first, but Victor tells his son his name is Anthony, but his son can call him Tony. Victor’s son tells him that’s his name too, and luckily before I get weepy he asks his dad if he can burn stuff with him. Victor says sure and just like that another father and son relationship is saved through pyromania.
Some day son, we’ll be able to shoot bottle rockets at each other, like civilized people
Topher is getting all packed up to go make the hooie kablooie when DeWitt comes over to say goodbye, and asks him if he’s sure he has to do this. Topher says yes, that’s his job. DeWitt’s is to help everyone after they wake up, and then he whipsers in her ear, “your job is way harder,” and I am right back to dealing with a full blown case of the sniffles
The goodbyes continue, because Zone stops in to say goodbye to Meg, who looked like she was getting ready to put the moves on the Road Warrior girl. It turns out Zone is going to go with Kiddie Echo, and take care of her after she goes back to being a little girl. This could be a touching moment but Zone is one of those stunted people that make jokes in serious situations, nowadays we call them recappers. Anyway before he leaves he asks Meg what she did before everything fell apart, and she said she was in sociology at Berkley, and when she asks him he says he was a landscape architect. Meg grins and says she never would have guessed that and Zone exits stage left.
We get one last set of goodbyes. DeWitt says goodbye to Echo. It turns out she’s going to take all the dolls in the house up to get unwiped by the pulse bomb and then make sure everyone is able to get on with their lives. Oh and she mentions that Alpha split. DeWitt is a little concerned because Alpha’s original personality was a serial killer. Echo makes some noise about how he’ll evolve. Yeah, that’s easy for someone to say who’s going to live in a bunker for a year.
Oh and before DeWitt leaves she tells Echo that Alpha says she should dismantle all the tech in the house and start with the chair. Echo is kind of whatevers about this last part, because she’s morning Pucker Face, but DeWitt gives her a big hug and exits stage right.
We then get kind of a montage. Topher hikes up to DeWitt’s office and starts setting up the Thingamajig of Hope. As he does this DeWitt leads all the dolls out of the house including Zone and Kiddie Echo. Kiddie Echo sees Echo up on the second story and stops to look at her. Zone sees this and asks her if she’s changed her mind. Kiddie Echo says no, she’s lucky; she gets to start over.
Topher gets the Thingamajig set up as the dolls come out into the sunshine. He flips the switch and it starts to hum. He looks around the office and sees a collage of photos on the wall with a sign above that says Remember Me. Topher smiles, and then the bomb goes off. The only reason I can say I didn’t start crying here, was because I was a bawling mess as soon as he came into the room.
There’s a pretty cool CGI explosion, and a big special effects pulse goes firing off across the sky. We cut down to DeWitt and Zone, and all the dolls have collapsed. The big song they are going to play for the rest of the episode kicks in, and Kiddie Echo wakes up, only now she’s just a scared little girl. Zone takes her hand and when she asks what happened he tells her that’s a long story but everything is going to be okay now.
Topher’s Lazy bomb is a rousing success
Zone leads the little girl away, and we go to down in the dollhouse. Echo goes into Topher’s office and on the chair is an envelope marked Echo with a wedge inside. She puts the wedge in the chair and takes on last ride. It’s Pucker Face’s wedge and she now has his personality in her noggin too. They meet in a big white empty space which I guess is supposed to be Echo’s brain. Please feel free to insert what ever cheap joke you want to here, trust me, they all work. Anyway Pucker Face and Echo engage in a little sweet banter and then proceed to make with the happily ever after. You know this is a pretty good scene, because it makes a boyfriend in somebody’s mind seem nice and romantic, as opposed to real life where it’s a perfectly acceptable reason to eat ice cream at 2 AM and cry.
I think this is the only shot I got of this guy smiling this season
We get one last montage of everyone getting ready to live happily ever after. The people up top are moving away to get on with their lives, Victor and Sierra are reading with their son and becoming a family, and Echo walks across the dollhouse to her sleep pod and goes to bed. The End.
This is what happens to families that don’t pay their cable bill
You know, I was telling a friend this was a perfect episode for this show to end on. Not because it was perfect, but because it perfectly summed up this show, warts and all. The warts part was best summed up in that Paul is Dead! Paul is Dead scene, but there were also some points where logic rubbed up against the plot and came in second. All in all, the kind of things that don’t kill an episode.
That just leaves the things the episode got right, and just like the series when it got something right it was very, very special. For me this was best shown in the scenes with DeWitt and Topher, but then I’m biased because they were my favorite actors on the show. Also I really liked that we got a happy ending for all of this, especially because for a long time in the series it looked like we weren’t. Also too because what with Ballard and Topher getting killed it felt like the ending was earned, not just because somebody outran a CGI fireball in the last five minutes. Anyway, like I said, for me it was the perfect episode for this series to go out on.
You know for all the grief I’ve given Tahmoh Penikett, over this season, I really kind of enjoyed him tonight. Ballard didn’t go through the whole episode walking around with a look on his face like a metal rod had just been inserted in his rectum. I liked this Ballard, and wish we would have gotten to see more of him over the course of the series.
okay, seeing as this was the series finale and we won’t get a chance to talk about it again, just how much did Fran Kranz kick ass this season? When was the last time somebody went from comic relief to what you could argue was the most important character on the show (when you get right down to it, Echo didn’t save the world, Topher did), in 13 episodes. He did comedy, dramatic moments, and even a pretty nice romance. I just hope on whatever project he ends up on next the people in charge realize what an amazing actor they have and let him do his thing.
Well, what did you guys think?
Oh and a very special thank you to Flipit for suggesting I recap this show when True Blood finished up, because if he hadn’t I would have missed out on some much great television. Thanks buddy, and thanks again for giving me the chance to write on such a great web site.
And thanks to anyone who’s read these recaps, and put up with the typos, late posts, suspect spelling, shaky grammar, and what I at least sometimes has to be questionable humor. You guys are the best and you make this all worthwhile, thank you.