Wednesday, April 4, 2018

What I’m Watching: Collateral (Series Finale)

Collateral: Season 1, Episode 4 (B)

I had hoped for the same kind of satisfactory conclusion provided by “National Treasure” after just four episodes here, but unfortunately, that didn’t really happen. I understand that this was a genuinely interesting and inarguably layered concept, but I’m not sure I see the point of it all. Sandrine took on a big role in this episode after concerning Major Dyson’s wife and telling her what kind of man she was married to, and then just left to go write a letter explaining what happened before shooting herself despite Kip’s attempts to save her from the other side of the door. She was so attached to this idea that she had taken out a terrorist, a sentiment that ties in with David’s objections to the immigration policy of his country that has been less than welcoming to those seeking refuge and acceptance. Kip was bold to offer British citizenship in order to get what she wanted, and she managed to make it happen through a frank conversation with Sam, who wasn’t at all happy with how things turned out. I don’t understand why David cutting the cord with Karen needed to be featured in the way that it was, though it was great to see Billie Piper in a much different, darker role than I’ve seen from her in the past. Jane lost her relationship because of the choice she made, and no one really won, while everyone lost something. This show was intriguing but ultimately didn’t really go anywhere.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Carey Mulligan as Kip and John Simm as David

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