Sunday, December 17, 2017

What I’m Watching: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2, Episode 9 “Trouble Is Bad” (B+)

I had forgotten how violent this show can get, and I guess I had expected that the likes of Panto and Silas would live happily ever after. I don’t think that any of Wendimoor will survive past this, and it’s going to be an explosive conclusion that manages to outdo the literal explosion that finally broke the Mage’s spell and hopefully took him out and the killing of pretty much everyone on both sides in Wendimoor. We saw Panto exhibit more violence than ever before as he let Bart relax while he killed all of Priest’s men, and it’s great to see the relationship he’s developed with Bart. It was wonderful to see a joyous reunion between Bart and Ken via tablet, and Bart’s excitement not to be killing people anymore was palpable, though Ken’s unsuccessful attempt to get her to come in means that they won’t be reunited in person anytime soon. When Panto was killed, Bart’s inner killer was unleashed, and we didn’t need to see more than the bullets bouncing off her to know what was coming next. Hugo nearly shooting Ken when Mona transformed into his gun was intense, and I liked the introduction of this holistic actress, a perfect addition to the weird bunch on this show. Things don’t look good for Tina and Farah, both of whom I really hope survive. The ending of this episode was fantastic, just like this time last year, with Dirk getting ready to jump back to the real world to save the day after Todd and Amanda teamed up to transport him with their powers. I can’t wait for the finale, and I really hope we get a season three.