Post by pippin on Sept 19, 2016 16:48:12 GMT -5
It wouldn't be a balanced post if I didn't also say what was wrong with the episode/storyline. Plot-hole number 1 is how did Braxton convince Vincent that Garrus and Eklund had been killed by an invisible beast? Vincent sensed Gabe killing Ray Sheckman a year later but couldn't see Braxton killing Eklund and Garrus minutes before? Also it was never really explained how Vincent knew when and where his own funeral would be when he told the guy from the Biotech company to meet JT there and renew his job offer. Unless, planning their own funerals was one of the loose ends they tied up in their downtime. But these are small and insignificant gripes in the grand scheme of things.
One last comment is although Paris is great, I would have loved them to have settled in my own home town, London. As well as the obvious advantage of being the only country in Europe that speaks the same language, that way, I could fantasize that the next time I am feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square, I might just look up to see a familiar couple sitting on the bench across from me, making out, or just looking at each other in that special way they do. Lovingly and protectively. I really must now try to get a life but whatever I do, I don't think Cat and Vincent will be far from my thoughts and that's a pretty strong impression that this show has left on me. That's it's legacy. Roll on Season 4 DVD release day and what about a complete series blu-ray box set in the future? Come on people. Make it happen. It goes without saying that a season 5 would be pretty welcome too.
Regarding the beast that wasn't -- I doubt this is what they were planning, but what if they were originally thinking of having Vincent be the beast doing the killings like the Hidden Remote or At Stake review had mentioned. Hill's overdosing him with the adrenalin and then Braxton's tests led to him developing a split with the beast. That's why there were times when V was showing more aggression than usual and why a good part of the season he came across as more angry and why he couldn't see the 'other beast" that killed Ecklund and Garrus. Can you imagine if they originally told Jay that that was what was going on with V but then they get their cancellation notice and they go,"never mind, we don't got time for that. There will be no season 5 to put V back together. Braxton did it all." And Jay would be "but i would have played V very differently."
I can see why they wanted them to end up in Paris to tie in with the original and their honeymoon but given the language issue, like you said, you would think they would have picked one of the English speaking countries like England or Australia or Canada as had been the destination in the past. They could have let them settle in Toronto and let the city actually play itself in the final episode.