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Let's discuss the season finale!

(If you're reading this post months later and feel like jumping in, please do.)

Date: 2017-01-23 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-01-26 03:43 am (UTC)
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Okay, the minute we saw Eve bargaining with the DOSA woman, I assumed it was part of a plan. No suspense there. And the show knows there's no suspense there, because it doesn't try to drag it out, just goes right to the next scene with Eve explaining her double-cross to the team. Smart! And then we start into the plot of Eve triple-crossing the team, so we know they're not acting for DOSA's benefit, and we genuinely don't know what Eve is doing...that's a solid setup. Now I'm in suspense again.

Jenkins' "so done with this" look as he's being zapped with the Medusa head was priceless.

Ooookay, Eve's plan is to get enough layers of double-crossing deep that DOSA trusts her, and therefore will let her at Apep's coffin. Not sure why the Librarians can't be in on this, other than to give the audience suspense. Does Eve have that little confidence in their acting skills?

"Let's be dumb, smartly." That's cute. (Although, honestly, DOSA -- put everything behind random codes!)

"We had to be dumb." "Oh, I'm sure that was very difficult."

Mirror Charlene! Continuing to be great.

A'ight, Flynn was in on the plan for the Apep-trap. Jenkins was kept in the dark because he would know what the Eye of Ra does, and try to stop it. And the LiTs were kept in the dark because...they might tell Jenkins? Thin, but I'll allow it.

The LiTs having accidentally collected the ingredients to make a human -- heart, mind, and soul! -- was really cool.

On the other hand, Flynn: "You guys could've thought of that a lot sooner. Saved me a lot of trouble." Gee, maybe if you had TOLD THEM AHEAD OF TIME, instead of leaving them to improvise at the last minute...?

Mixed feelings about the Flynn-Eve conclusion. I like the recognition that Flynn has Issues that run too deep to be wrapped up in a single Very Special Episode about Working Together. A lot of narratives don't do that. But we need more than Eve learning not to be mad about it -- we need to see Eve strategizing to account for it. (Like, if you have a friend who's chronically late, you'd start pre-emptively building extra time into your schedule.) And I'm not sure how to get there.

The team getting all fired-up about the visions on social media, and Jenkins going "I'll make the tea," was a sweet ending. And, hey, now they all have "powers" they've promised each other not to use! No prizes for guessing where that's going.

Date: 2017-01-29 06:53 pm (UTC)
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I was underwhelmed too. Leverage played tricks on the audience, but not within the team and I didn't like the Eve/Flynn vs the LiTs; there was not enough plot reason for the lie. I was concerned about the boxing up of artefacts because these have to handled carefully, stored correctly, etc and supposedly DOSA built a facility and knew everything about all the artefacts? DOSA who've been fumbling around all season, trustworthy to handle them? Did not compute.

Poor Ezekiel. His special power was a leftover vial of love potion.
On the other hand at least we got some teamwork, which I'm always keen on.
Flynn wrenched the amulet (?) off his head once he realised his team had a better plan - for the love of everything holy can this entire team start trusting each other more?! - but Apep stood there and got vaporised?

Jenkins continues to shine.

Eve and Flynn get their happy ever after. The two LiTs with actual powers promise not to access them for no good reason. Hey everyone, throw away your calculators, maths is only exciting and right if done by hand! Or something.

Eve was supposed to do something great with the Library if she lived? Is that something held back for any future seasons?

It felt like a wrap up, a series finale. And I'm not sure where they want to go from here anyway.


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