You told me you’d midwife me through this campaign. Do you remember that?
So guess what. I’m ten centimeters dilated. I’m fully effaced. I mean, this presidency is crowning.
This season finale lands pretty gracefully. In a season with this many brilliant episodes (The Choice, Fishing, Detroit, Special Relationship, Crate), it was kind of a given that the finale wouldn’t quite live up to the season as a whole. And it doesn’t. But it’s a solid enough episode. It wraps up some dangling plot threads (I particularly loved the marriage plotline with Matt Walsh’s Mike in the second half of the season and that just has a super-bleak ending in this episode). And it definitely makes you want to instantly start devouring season four to see what happens next. The episode isn’t a masterpiece, but it’s good enough to be a satisfying ending. 3 stars.
tl;dr – third season finale doesn’t live up to brilliant season, but it lands gracefully enough and stirs interest in season four; even if it never achieves genius level, that’s fine. 3 stars.