That wasn’t you handling me. That was us. Tell me you felt it too. Tell me I’m not crazy.
Well, it’s better than the last episode. But am I the only one just not feeling this whole plotline with Maya and the bomb? It feels cheesy and like a cheat; we all know none of the main characters are going to die. In the bad column, Huck/Quinn/Charlie is about the most annoying love triangle ever. The absolute butchering of these three great characters is maybe the worst sin of this season. By the time Huck and Quinn fail to stop Maya from stabbing Eli because they’re too busy tongue kissing, I was just done with that ****. Seriously, **** that noise. In the good column, the big moment when Mellie reveals her big secret to Olivia by accident was brilliant. Young has always been quite good, but she’s more than proved herself this season by taking Mellie on a progressively darker and more interior journey. This episode is her best work in the series yet. The penultimate episode of the season should be substantially more impactful than this one is, but it doesn’t annoy me and, in this season, that’s a good thing. 2 ½ stars.
tl;dr – penultimate episode of season three is very low-stakes, low energy and sometimes silly; but it lands a few genuinely powerful moments and features some great acting. 2 ½ stars.