I found it tedious to stick with the story line during this season. I'm still trying to believe Lily is gone! I kept hoping she had a twin sister or a distant cousin...I truly missed her. The story has been stop and go the entire time and I am hoping the next season will bring a more cohesive story line. Don't give up!
I wasn't too wild about it, but this is just the way Hell on Wheels is. It's a sometimes excellent, sometimes lazy, intriguing yet exasperating show. It's better than most things on TV, yet it never really seems to have found a solid rhythmn that maximizes its strengths. It just kind of turns in circles like a very nice-looking ship with a broken rudder.
As a finale if the show gets cancelled, it's clearly lacking. The resolution with the Swede is lame and leaves begging the question of what happens when the Swede is inevitably exposed. The people in the fort know more about the Book of Mormon than he does, Ezra is nearby, and in a smaller, tight-knit community like the Mormons of that era, there simply has to be someone who knew the actual Bishop sooner or later. The ping-pong with Durant now in charge again is clearly forced as well because of the weakness of the "marry a Mormon" lunge.
It's still a pretty decent show. But it will never be great, even if it is renewed.
This show has the unique distinction of being the worst written on television. Yes there are other shows that are bad by virtue of being trashy or whatever else. But typically those shows at least succeed at being what they are. This show is written by people who don't understand the first, solitary thing about storytelling or character development, and the finale for season three is just the latest example of this. It is an absolute disaster. The writing fails on every single level, and I feel sorry for the cast, director of photography and art director who are all doing good work. Every one of them should just quit on the spot after tonights finale.
#1 This is one of the best shows on TV.
I'm okay with the finale because it is setting you up for Season 4 (if there is one). Cullen has always had unfinished business with the Swede and Durant. Now there are potential storylines for both of those "villains" for the upcoming season.
If that truly is the end of Elam, I'm disappointed in the way he went out and the fact that he's dead at all. He's too important to the show to cut loose. I hope that when Season 4 starts, he's still alive. But Eva saying she felt his spirit pass make this possibility not too likely. I just can't see how they would write him out of the show in such a sudden and anticlimactic death. I get that the Bear symbolized the connection with the Native Americans and the fact that he just killed 3 of them on the way to save Bohannan...Karma and all that. But we'll see....
Overall it was a great season and I hope we'll see more...
The writers suck!!! A grade of "F" for creativity & depth.
Oh pleeeaaasssee..... you critics are meaningless...you can't break or launch anything. Those days are long gone. This finale was perfect.
yep it's what they did to finish off farscape bring in a bad guy (scorpious) and never get rid of him. Completely pathetic.
This went from a truly great series to truly pathetic in short order.
By far the worst season finale to any show ever. It made 0 sense and was totally unsatisfying. This is a stain on Hell On Wheels. They had better renew it and keep it going to make up for this sorry ass episode.
Agreed. This episode was a total let down its so infuriating when writers completely screw up an amazing show.
This show needed to end the season with a bang. Instead we git a whimper. Elam going to rescueBohsnnon alone? Didn't the men say they wanted to help? Cullen married and on a farm? Bad guys ahead at every turn? Nothing exciting. It's likethe interns wrote the finale.
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