The season may be over, but the discussion is still going strong. Mahlers5th and Valksy collaborated once again to share their thoughts (and they have a lot of them) on the Season 3 finale. Click on “read more” for the entire piece.
“I don’t think it’s a good thing that I’m going to need to see S4 before I decide if I liked S3” – Tweeter @7of12
Any analysis of episode 313 really must take into account the screamingly obvious. This was no “finale” and really should not have been pushed that way, since there are no particularly useful conclusions from the elaborate set up and just a further amplification of peril. Is it disturbing to think that, if not for a season 4 pick-up, this might have been how it ended? Certainly so. We have been sold a concept of things never being what they seem since before 301 – but it is a story with no punch line, a book with no final chapter, and more questions than answers.
I find myself questioning if the choice to do this was a gamble, an ambitious masterstroke, or a chronic error. At this point I am struggling to view the series as an adventure, and am dragged back outside the fantasy world to consider the show as a distinct entity in its own right, as a commercial and creative venture rather than pure story.