Monday, November 23, 2020

What I’m Watching: Roadkill (Series Finale)

Roadkill: Season 1, Episode 4 (B+)

This finale was strong because it followed a relatively expected trail of events but did so in a fitting and involving manner. Peter never acted as if he assumed he was going to end up as prime minister, but everyone seemed to want that since they knew what kind of man he was and how he would work to serve the interests of those who helped get him there. This episode painted him as far nobler than we knew him to be, and that I think was the main reason that the final scene showed Helen handing him the unsigned papers so that he would realize he hadn’t just gotten away with everything. Bella seemed most pleased with him out of the three women in his life, and Madeleine sent him packing quickly and emphatically. He and Rose did forge a good bond, one that appears to have bolstered him rather than held him back even though it shouldn’t have been a positive thing that he had a daughter in prison and another who had been photographed taking drugs. We didn’t get to hear the end of his conversation with Sydney, but the way that he dismissed Duncan was indication enough of how he treats those who are disloyal to him, interestingly not so removed from the way that Dawn would have dealt with him had she retained her position. I do wish this show was continuing, and it’s great that there was such a rich ensemble I hope will be honored come awards season. If you’re craving more of this, I highly recommend two past series, “Babylon” and “The State Within.”

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Hugh Laurie and the rest of the cast

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