I love that Kevin was F**K himselfThe series finale is called “Alison’s House”. Ironically, Alison didn’t have a home by the end of the show’s final episode. The Worcester movie she’s been in with her husband for the past decade–filled with unpleasant, frustrating, and horrific memories–has burned down. Like Gertrude French, she seems to have given up the apartment she lived in alone. So, yes, technically, she doesn’t have a roof over her head. However, Alison has found her home in the truest sense of the word by the time the credits last forever KCFH. She finally embraced her town and those who made it worth it to stay there. Kevin is not part of the equation anymore. It’s Alison’s house, Alison rules.
KCFH He doesn’t brag about a “happy ending” per se, like Annie Murphy Other TV series that ended 2 years ago. It can’t be because Allison still has a lifelong trauma to come face to face. But the show concludes with a sign that Allison is at least willing to face her experiences honestly and not commit murder or change her identity, you know. She’s about to embark on a fresh start, this time with a developed mindset, minus the horrible wife who certainly didn’t kill her (although she actively tried to end her marriage in this way). Being away from Kevin allowed Allison to reflect on her past plans. She doesn’t thrive like Gertrude, but for a while she lives her dream of reading quietly in a café (even if it’s not next to a body of water). However, those six months make her realize that running away from her problems is not a solution.
Sure enough, Alison thought that getting out of town was the only way to save Patty from Tammy’s investigation, so all blame falls on her. That’s why I left Wooster in a hurry at the end of last week’s episode. In the end, Tammy visits the now brunette Allison who gives her the freedom to come back. With Nick (Robin Lord Taylor) dead, Tammy is ready to put this case to bed. (Who sighed in relief when she said that?). Alison doesn’t waste much time and rushes to meet Sam. It’s good that they don’t fall into a relationship at the end of it. Both are at peace with their new friendship, and I especially appreciated the bond between Sam and Patti during Alison’s absence. It’s realistic and cute too.
Sam tells Allison everything that happened after her “death”. Kevin held an elaborate funeral in Bowling Alley, which feels like less mourning time and more like he wants to throw a party. It’s where he meets his current girlfriend, Molly, who works there. Choosing Erin Hayes as Kevin’s “alternate” friend is a first-class nudge to her work at Kevin can wait, even if the makers of the CBS sitcom didn’t appreciate it. She’s perfect in her multi-camera look here.
Molly and Kevin have been dating for four months now, and obviously in his mind, she inevitably slipped into Allison’s shoes. No, not the “love of my life” shoes, but the “she’s basically mine” shoes. Molly cheerfully offers him beer, helps him when his arm gets stuck in the fridge, and he’s a generally nice human being. If she stayed with him, those parts of her personality would definitely fall apart. Fortunately, it didn’t last for long once Allison showed up at her workplace after getting to know Molly and Kevin. We can’t see their conversation, and we don’t need to. We saw a version of it in the last 16 episodes. No one steps in to save Alison (Patty sadly missed the opportunity, as seen in Episode III), but she can warn Molly in time. It leads to the confrontation everyone has been waiting for.
Kevin is completely deserted by the time he finally meets Alison. His father Pete (Brian Howe) moved with his girlfriend to Florida. Pete doesn’t even give Kevin his new address before he leaves; That is how eager he is to leave his son after six months of washing the dishes for him. Neil finally defends himself after being caught by Kevin and Diane. His reaction to laughing out loud ruthlessly is very different from Alison and Patty’s more receptive style. For some reason, Kevin demands an apology from Neal. In turn, Kevin called for being an idiot. (Alex Bonifer’s performance has been agonizing throughout this hour, but especially when Neil leaves the McRoberts house on the sitcom setting. His laugh turns from being exaggerated to heartbreakingly straightforward on the single camera. Excellent and accurate work.)
So when Molly dumped Kevin, he was happy to see Alison standing in the living room, right next to the wall with a yellow paper plastered on it that said “Alison in Memorial”. He obviously thought a lot about a shrine to her, and no one ever said anything. He describes Allison’s return as a “miracle”, but the main reason is that he won’t be alone anymore and have someone clean up after him again. Alison does not back down and files for a divorce. All this is still on multiple cameras, so her request was followed by a round of applause from the “live audience.” If it helps, I also applauded when I spoke the truth about it. Once reality hits Kevin, we bid farewell to the sitcom world. That’s it KCFHThe path of canned laughter and flashing lights.
We see Kevin Unfiltered for the first and last time. Without the sitcom’s glare, his physical intrusion into Allison’s space would be much more difficult. His luminous words, which Petersen uttered with a slight menacing rather than excessively sinister, were hit hard. His reaction to Allison offers a glimpse into his toughness, narcissism, and inability to accept criticism. How dare Alison leave for him? “It’s not happening to me, not to my wife,” he exclaimed before trapping her in a wall after calling it a “cancer.” Again, it’s just a small glimpse into why Allison has been afraid of him all these years. When he says he’s going to destroy her, she says, “Are you the worst?” Annie Murphy is gorgeous in this scene, shivering whenever Kevin talks to her but finding the strength in Alison to keep going anyway.
It’s a pivotal flash of insight into Allison’s life. I know many people would have preferred to see more of her; More of Kevin’s terrible behavior has been stripped away from the sitcom. Personally I’m glad we’ve seen Kevin like this for such a short period of time because of a gimmick KCFH Otherwise, but even for me, it was just a little off very short. This is why the series finale feels a little rushed. Perhaps dedicating at least one full episode instead of the last 15 minutes would have provided more closure than what we received. I mean, I didn’t even get Patty and Alison’s part because there’s hardly any part of it in Allison House. It’s the central relationship but they meet in the last moments.
The final scene of Patti and Alison takes place fittingly on the steps of the MacRoberts’ backyard. Only charred is behind them now. In his quest to get revenge on Alison, Kevin accidentally burns down the entire house while trying to set her passport on fire. His clown aptly ends his life. He’s a arsonist, as we know from events prior to this season. (As I said during my first season summary, Allison didn’t need to try so hard to kill him, his stupidity would get him there on his own. And he did.) We don’t see a dead body, but it’s safe to assume that Kevin MacRoberts is the toast.
This means that when Alison and Patti hug him, they are devoid of the men who have taken their lives. I’ve kicked Patty Neal out of the house, and Allison has no one to respond to anymore. Both are just against the world, without any previous lies or crimes haunting them. Yes, Tammy packed her bags and went too. Allison and Patti are free to pick up where they left off. “Let’s die alone together,” they decided, in very Jack Lost– The type of road. And like the Boswell sisters’ Chat, Sister, Shout plays, KCFH Fades to black.
The AMC series took a big swing by trying to debunk sitcom stereotypes from the perspective of the tolerant, often humiliated and burdened wife who decided she wasn’t any of those things anymore. Allows multi-camera vanity for a single camera KCFH To research various novels in innovative ways, I’d be glad they came out on their terms. There are still plenty of blanks to fill in how Allison and Patti’s lives will turn out, but that’s probably the best part. We can use the takeaways from the show individually to decide how we want their journey to go. I? I hope they spend the next few decades doing the normal Worcester things: eat Dunkin’ Donuts, watch loads of movies, explore new places, find happiness together, whether as friends or whatever (Cast Sam there for some hot times. Or it’ll be three of them Friends Forever.). the point is: KCFH It was never about Kevin; It was always about Alison, and her story finally began.
- Let’s start with the obvious. everybody KCFHThe cast took her out of the park in season two. Annie Murphy and Mary Hollis Inboden have had a relationship with Alison and Patti, and I need them to do another project together again. But here’s Eric Petersen, Alex Boniver, and Jimmy Denbow for their amazing performances.
- Check back tomorrow for my interview with Eric Petersen on finally giving us a glimpse of Kevin in the “real world”.
- Neil’s accidental confession to Molly, “Kevin would have died without you? Maybe you should go home sometimes,” followed by that horrific, raucous laugh, showing how torn and alone he is.
- Diane gives Neil an ultimatum if he wants to be with her. Letting go of Chuck should be worth it because we all know what he can do. She tells him to get sober, and it’s not her job to help him. She is right.
- Another cool detail: Diane has been sober for just over six months, probably spurred by the death of Allison. I would have loved to see her reaction when I found out that her niece was, in fact, alive.
- In case anyone was wondering, Patti charges $85 for a haircut. Now is it me, or is it too expensive for Worcester? It explains why no one else seems to work in this salon, at least from what I can remember. No wonder its rate is so high!
- No offense to Tammy’s fans, but I’m relieved that Patti didn’t end up with her. I didn’t want Allison Tammy to be disappointed in the last episode because of general decency, but I also don’t think she’s the right partner for Patti. “I can’t uproot my life just to make you happy” is a lively dialogue.
- How does everyone feel about the cryptic bond between Allison and Patti? Were they ever platonic, or do fans read too much into their relationship? FYI, Patti is reading Elena Ferrante my brilliant friend In the end.
- On a scale of 10, how satisfied were you with the conclusion? I’m solid 8.
- Thanks for following up with my feed Kevin was F**K himself. It wasn’t always easy to write about, but I adore the show for its huge ups and downs, and for the insightful message throughout.
- I’m also happy to say: Kevin was (and did) fuck himself. Asterisks are no longer allowed, which is a relief!