Sunday, May 17, 2020

What I’m Watching: Liar (Series Finale)

Liar: Season 2, Episode 6 (B+)

I wasn’t sure how this was going to end in a satisfying and proper way, but I’m very pleased to report that it really did. It was a resounding relief to see Laura and Katy confront Oliver and compel him to call Greg directly to threaten him without any smoke and mirrors, affirming his guilt and finally ending the entire ordeal she’s been going through since she first met Andrew. I’m glad that we got some clarification on Luke’s role in all this, which was that he went straight to Renton with the information he found, which then implicated Oliver in his own depraved act. I appreciated the conversation between Vanessa and Rory where they expressed that they saw eye-to-eye on things even if they had both taken extralegal routes to get there. I thought that Renton came to see Laura to apologize for the way she had treated her, but instead it was just to reaffirm that, despite Oliver being arrested, she still thought that Laura killed Andrew. That final flashback was extremely informative, showing that Andrew once again tried to drug Laura, only to have her realize what he was doing, fight back, and then slice his throat several times in true self-defense. Renton knowing that Laura did it but agreeing that she’d never be able to prove it and Laura would just have to live with the knowledge of what she did was a fair way to end things, since it really will be tough for her to move on, but the big nightmare is over now. Closing with Laura and Ian starting over was affirming, and it’s nice to see a relatively happy ending for our harrowed protagonist.

Season grade: B+
Series grade: B+
Season MVP: Joanne Froggatt as Laura
Series MVP: Joanne Froggatt as Laura

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