Marcus: “I did what was necessary.”
Sam: “Then the history books will judge you kindly. Won’t they? Because that’s what you really want, isn’t it? He was a captain that never comprised. Sure all his men died, but he was a great man.”
Well that’s all there is for the crew of the USS Colorado. Considering the time restraints the writers were under, this is an exceptional finale. There is quite a bit of action, but what really drives it home is the emotion. The writers gave viewers a satisfying conclusion on an emotional level. Sam and Marcus’s conversations are what really deliver this. There are a couple other emotional moments, but nothing compares to theirs. The writers really showcase Sam’s dark side, and Marcus’s mindset and view of what he has done. How do you think the finale did on an emotional level?
There are some issues with the finale. A lot are due to time. There are gaps in what happens, and there are moments where you are just thinking about how cool it would be to learn more about what lead to something or just if the scene was expanded. This is a sad side effect to the conditions surrounding Last Resort’s cancellation. That being said, there are some things that could have been handled differently. It could have been really cool if James was in the mix on what was happening on the Colorado. His scenes with Sam and Grace have always been great to watch, and so seeing him there while everything is happening could have been great. Plus, his scenes with Tani aren’t anywhere near exciting. Would you have liked to see that or did you enjoy James’ scenes in the finale?
Let’s talk about Kylie, shall we? Throughout the season, the scenes in the US have been hit and miss. Some have been great, and the more recent ones have been confusing. In the finale, Kylie is sort of on the run from the people responsible for taking down the coup attempt. The President wants her to kill Robert to prove that she is loyal to him. Yeah, it’s a little strange. The scenes with Robert go on maybe a bit too long but it’s hard to say for sure, but what this all sets up is Kylie being able to take down everyone from the inside. She uses Christine to do this because apparently she knew Christine was getting freed or maybe she arranged for Hopper to free her. Honestly, the Christine part is too confusing to evaluate – just be happy she is free. What did you make of all of this?