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[HBO] Barry

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  1. Haymitch

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    Sally never at any point was living happily ever after. She was miserable when with Barry. She was also clearly still a miserable person at the end. Her son said "I love you, mom" and she ignores that and responds with "it was good, right?" asking about the little high school show. She's still, deep down, that sad, narcissistic person she always was - still trying to prove to herself and others that she can do something in the world of acting, and too focused on that to actually have a meaningful life. I don't think her character is capable of being truly happy.

    Also, Hank has a well documented history of hiring terrible hitmen (I mean, that's how this whole show got started), so it's not too big of a stretch that the people he hired actually weren't nearly as good as they had boasted.
     
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    I didn't like the time jump. All momentum stopped at that point. It's like they didn't know how to end the show with the path it was on so they just decided to reset the table with the time jump. But then you needed a couple of episodes to re-establish everything. IMO, the ending wasn't satisfying enough to justify slamming on the brakes in the middle of the season.
     
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    true true. I was so upset Sally was free and having success that i didn't catch that part. Still a narc til the end. I like that.
    Good point about Hank as well, but he was my favorite character and the only character of all of them who had some decency and humanity. I get what they were going for. Maybe it's more that Fuches got the upper hand was able to shoot and kill and escpae the slaughter that killed everyone else, but at the same time sally survived it too. She just ninja'd her way to cover in a blink of an eye-though i like how her natural instinct was to protect herself and not jump on fuches to get him off her son.
     
  4. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    So I thought the whole time jump was a weird twisted flashback to Barry's childhood as seen through his sick lens, with Barry playing his father and Sally his mother. I didn't figure it out until the end of the episode. :p
     
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    They seemed to be going for David Lynch surrealism after the time jump. It took a while to realize we were seeing what was happening and not Barry hallucinating like in previous episodes.
     
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  6. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    It was still weird, with the trailer in the middle of an empty field, and the tractor scene in the middle of an empty field. Makes me wonder if the whole show was a hallucination.
     
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    Is this last season worth ten bucks?
     
  8. clos4life

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    Meeehhhh...not really
     
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    Turned Walter White.
     
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    their way of a soft reboot to have a spinoffs of other characters from their own hallucinations/reality
     
  11. clos4life

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    Seasons 3 and 4 (particularly 4) killed any remaining interest in Barry.
     
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    I really liked it from start to finish. Thought the last season was pretty great and really enjoyed how it ended.
     
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    I decided before watching the last few episodes that as long as they didn't screw it up as bad as Dexter did I'd probably like it. I liked it.
     
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    Some great moments in season 4. Stephen Root and Anthony Carrigan really killed it.



     
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    Those 2, especially the shootout, are one of the very few moments in Barry season 4 that actually shine. For the most part, disappointing season though.
     
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    Entertaining relationship between Crystal Bal and Hank....no dry humping.
     
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