Season 4, the final season of “Atlanta,” begins with the usual aimless episode that gives you a weird, episodic, slice-of-life story.
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It’s a slow day in Atlanta, but the eccentricities help pick things up. Darius is dealing with a woman in a wheelchair following him, due to thinking he looted what looked like a Target and her planning to stab him. Al ends up on a scavenger hunt based on a rapper’s record from 6 months ago, and Earn? He and Val end up in some weird limbo where they find a litany of all their exes. Which, of course, they escape.
Things To Note
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- Considering all the people who sprayed the old woman with a fire extinguisher, what made Darius so special to follow? Was it because he was the first one to break her sense of authority and go around her?
- How long was Blueblood, the rapper who made Al’s scavenger hunt, expecting his wife to wait at the end?
- Where exactly did Van and Earn go, and how did his ex get stuck there for 6 years?
- Are Earn and Van back together officially?
What Could Happen Next
- With “Atlanta,” can you ever guess?
On The Fence
A Weak Opener
Like season 3, it is hard to come back to “Atlanta” and wonder why is this what we return to? Granted, “Atlanta” has long made a name for itself by being different. But there is a need to ask, why in this way? Darius being chased by a woman in a wheelchair, a scavenger hunt, and Earn and Val stuck in limbo with their exes? We will always appreciate “Atlanta” wanting to be different, but I must admit, even after all this time, sometimes we struggle to find the meaning – assuming there is one.
|Created or Developed By||Donald Glover|
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