Saturday, December 30, 2017

What I’m Watching: Good Behavior (Season Finale)

Good Behavior: Season 2, Episode 10 “Letty Raines, in the Mansion, with the Gun” (B-)

I don’t like the idea of going into a season finale not knowing if a show has been renewed, and given that it’s been almost two weeks since it aired, it’s especially distressing not to know if more is coming. In theory, this could serve as a fitting resolution given the way that its final scene played out, but I wouldn’t be happy at all given the content of the rest of this episode. I’m not a fan of hallucinations in general, and I don’t think that seeing Brian Baumgartner’s deceased security tech in conversation with Letty as a manifestation of her guilt was necessary or effective. I’ve always admired this show for the way that it just goes wherever its plot takes it, and this episode felt disappointingly formulaic. Letty was freaking out and trying to get away from Javier so that she could punish just herself for killing two people, and, in spite of a car crash where she just handed money to the other guy, they got away without any real issue. Rhonda quit the FBI and is now happily married to Christian, and she didn’t even care if they had just finished disposing of bodies when she came to pick them up. I don’t feel that this finale did justice to everything that’s transpired this season, since it focused on Letty spiraling and then snapping back into a good emotional state and didn’t revisit all of the great supporting characters in a substantial way. I really hope we get a third season of this show because I loved a whole lot of this season, and I think it has enormous potential to continue to be great.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Ann Dowd as Special Agent Rhonda Lashever

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