Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Catch (Series Finale)

The Catch: Season 2, Episode 10 “The Mockingbird” (B+)

It’s not all that fair to expect a show that filmed its season finale and only found out hours before it aired that it was its last-ever episode to provide true closure. I think this show did the best it could, sending its characters on one final adventure and leaving the future somewhat unknown. It could have gone on, sure, but this was a pretty fitting way to close it out. This installment was full of twists, sort of like “The Departed” without all the head shots, and it’s almost dizzying to keep track. Tessa being in league with Felicity was a genuine surprise, but the charm of her family members managed to win her over. I also didn’t see – and don’t buy quite as much – that Rhys has been a bad guy all this time, working with Tommy of all people to take over the Kensington firm and build a new empire for himself. Somehow, in all of this, Ben got branded a violator of his deal, and therefore having him leave on Ethan’s private jet – a nice way to involve the man who won’t win Alice back – with Margot and Tessa seemed fitting. I can’t comprehend how Margot and Danny worked out, and it’s a good thing that Danny didn’t decide to go with them since I don’t think he would do well in England. I would have been more than happy to see this show continue on for a while – I think that it’s more than sufficient fun, and seemed to be providing more casual entertainment than most other shows on the air even if it did go a little overboard sometimes.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Philippa Coulthard as Tessa

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