Sunday, July 16, 2017

What I’m Watching: Sense8 (Season Finale)

Sense8: Season 2, Episode 10 “You Want a War?” (B+)

So, I was a bit confused here. Somehow when I was watching the episodes I thought that there was still one more to go, but I think that’s because the Christmas special technically counted as episode one and the two-hour special that’s yet to come is technically episode eleven, and so somewhere in the course of things I skipped an episode. I don’t know what that says about this show – that I could miss an entire hour and not even notice since things aren’t always so coherent or linear anyway. I’m very glad that I waited until now to watch this episode since it had such a terrific ending that I would have been devastated to learn that it was all we were ever going to get. Seeing all the sensates together was something I wasn’t sure was ever going to happen, and therefore it was immensely satisfying, particularly because it happened all at once without much warning, with Will being in the same room as Whispers rather than in his head as the first indicator that they had come up with a master plan. Opening with them all running behind Sun as she was chasing her brother and then using their specific skills to hunt him down was cool, and rallying together to grab Whispers and Jonas after Wolfgang got captured was an amazing and exciting show of solidarity. I do really like this unique and bizarre show, and I’m honestly surprised it lasted this long, so I’ll take the two-hour finale reprieve and say thank you, eagerly awaiting what’s sure to be a strange and possibly satisfying blowout end to this incomparable saga.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Jamie Clayton as Nomi

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