Friday, September 23, 2022

What I’m Watching: What We Do in the Shadows (Season Finale)

What We Do in the Shadows: Season 4, Episode 10 “Sunrise, Sunset” (B+)

This episode brought everything full-circle on Baby Colin, with the news broken to him that he was an energy vampire enough to enable him to return to exactly the person he was before Colin died, with no memory of any of what happened this season. That return was quite the shock to Laszlo, who’s surely going to have a tough time adjusting to having lost the son he so desperately wanted to help and couldn’t and is now burdened again with his enthusiasm-draining housemate. Nandor stepping up to try to get through to him before he switched back to being regular Colin was predictably unhelpful, but it was interesting to see him try to take charge and harken back to his days on the battlefield. The Guide revealing that she could bring souls back to life made for a situation that could have been very profitable and effective for the vampire nightclub, but the talks in multiple different languages with podcast sponsorships turned out to be a real bust. I have enjoyed having Kristen Schaal around as the Guide since she does bring her own specific energy to the role, and I hope we’ll get to see more of her. After taking a backseat to other events in this finale, Guillermo’s decision to take all the money to Derek to make him a vampire is a real game-changer, though something tells me it won’t actually happen right away. This has been a fun season, and I’m happy to come back to watch more of this show next year and beyond.

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