Thursday, June 30, 2022

What I’m Watching: Barry (Season Finale)

Barry: Season 3, Episode 8 “starting now” (A-)

What a finale this was! I didn’t think it was possible to top “710N,” but this was an incredible ending that makes the prospect of season four a true question mark, especially since it was announced a month ago. I was right that Sally would come to Barry for help getting revenge on Barry, but that ended in a different way than I thought when she ended up barely surviving an attack that first felled Barry and then led to her going to town on her assailant with a baseball bat. Leaving town when she told Barry she would come meet him seemed to be more about exploring her own past in Joplin than running away from him, though both are probably smart moves for her. Albert finding Barry while he was burying that body turned out to be a therapeutic moment, one that showed his understanding for who Barry was and his desire for him to change his behavior. Unfortunately, Jim did a masterful job of interrogating Cousineau and then set up the perfect sting operation, one that I honestly didn’t see coming even though it might have been obvious after the fact given what he did with Fuches, who owned up quickly to being the Raven once he was in jail. Hank had the miserable experience of hearing all his men fall victim to that terrifying animal, but he made quite the escape and managed to be reunited with Cristobal. The tortue that his wife was employing to cure him of his attraction to men was very specific, and I like that the two of them may have a happy ending. But again, I have no idea what happens next and I’m absolutely ready for it.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Bill Hader as Barry

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