Sunday, August 27, 2017

What I’m Watching: Dark Matter (Season Finale)

Dark Matter: Season 3, Episode 13 “Nowhere to Go” (B+)

It’s always nerve-wracking to watch a season finale without knowing whether the show will be back for another go. I still contend that this is one of the most underrated shows on television, and definitely a perfect fit for Syfy, yet I known just one person – my friend Sean – who actually watches it. The ending of this episode was big, and I do hope that we’ll get to see what this world looks like in season four. Two’s execution of Four got postponed and then became rather irrelevant, with Four ultimately stepping in to stop Two once they realized that she had become infected and was being controlled by the aliens. It seems that in this world it’s still very much a human-dominated space game, and the arrival of these mind-controlling beings is cause for great alarm. The return of Wexler was welcome since he did manage to be handy and it’s nice to see people switching sides a bit, though it’s hard to keep track with Four wanting to kill them and Portia deciding to team up with her captive Three when she realized that they were better off working together to prevent certain annihilation. The emergence of the black ships seems like an irreversible event, and Six may have sacrificed his life in the process. I wish that this season was ending on a more definitive note specifically because we don’t know what’s out there and if there’s a future for this show. It’s been a great season – let’s hope there’s more coming.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Zoie Palmer as the Android