Personally, I have never believe in “happily ever after” because it’s a phrase filled with fairy tales and those, I have never really believed in either. When a television show gives me the title or the impression that shit is going to end happy, I know that ain’t the truth.
There is no such thing as happily ever after.
Especially in The Endgame.
We’re back to stories, stories that endings shouldn’t be written about yet. But when you’re giving your child a bedtime story, don’t you want them to have happy endings?
THEY KNOW SHE’S OUT
Not everyone knows Elena and they are looking at her as the bad guy. They don’t know how strong willed she is. And they don’t know how big of a liar that the President is. But Val does, so there is no shock to us that she doesn’t believe what he’s saying when he stands up at a press conference and says that Elena is talking and giving up information.
Elena isn’t that stupid.
The President is scared, as he should be. The fact that he’s got all of these organizations after him and can bring down his administration is not a good thing. But what he doesn’t get is that he hasn’t been as slick as he thinks he has been. There is no one that isn’t after him.
The CIA, The FBI, The Belocks – they all have a use for him. They all have a reason to bring him down. But what Val wants to know, what she is thinking about, is how do Elena’s people know that she’s no longer at Fort Totten. The console has stopped blinking. She knows they know she’s not there.
Well lets not for a second lie to ourselves and think that Elena didn’t think of every possible outcome. That broach she’s been wearing has a tracking device.
Do I agree with all of the things that Elena has done? No. But part of me is like why is that we’re thinking that she’s bad because she’s not all bad. But then the thing that I think is that is even the good in her bad because her life is all about revenge? So is even the good, well – wrong?
Elena’s team is able to find her and rescue her in time. But again, happily ever after and finishing this whole thing isn’t something that is going to come easily.
DOAK IS A JOKE
One person on this show that is evil – is Doak. Sorry, not sorry. He’s so self absorbed, calculating, and power hungry. He doesn’t care who he fucks over as long as he gets ahead.
And that hunger for power leaves him with no loyalty. To me, there is nothing more dangerous in life than a person who has no loyalty. When you’re only out for yourself you don’t care who you hurt.
The President has made Doak a lot of promises and fed him a lot of lies. Doak is buying everything that he’s saying, even though it is a lot of lies. So when he tells Doak that Elena has fabricated evidence about him, Doak is willing to do whatever it takes to help him.
But as a testament to what a shitty person he is, Doak wants to use Elena’s child to draw her out. Sorry, not sorry, anyone wanting to use a child is disgusting. It’s a child, a defenseless child.
Of course, Elena has someone taking care of her child that can defend her and keep her safe, and I have nothing but respect for that. Doak isn’t able to get to the child, which sets the President off.
And he tells Doak to destroy the “fabricated” evidence. Doak doesn’t seem to want to question anything – so blinded by his quest for power – that he doesn’t see how this is an issue.
But one person that I’ve always had a lot of respect for is the Director of the FBI. Sure, in the future that may be a bad thing, but right now, I am living in my ignorance. I know that something is up, because he’s willing to let Doak question everything, but also knows that everyone else has something up, so I don’t for a second think that there isn’t a possibility that something will come out about him.
Doak doesn’t destroy the evidence and the Director thinks that he’s going to backmail the President with it. Smartly, the director wants to use that to his own advantage and I can respect him thinking ahead.
Someone has to.
OWEN FUCKED UP
We find out that Owen’s been working undercover for the CIA and that he used Val to make sure that he went to jail.
Val gets clues from Elena to know that she needs to save Owen and she doesn’t bat an eye heading to where she thinks he’ll be to save him. But what Val learns, what she learns is that Owen lied to her for six years. He thought that she’d understand that he did what he did for the job and the country.
I don’t know what kinda crack Owen was on, but there is no woman that is gonna be like ya cool, use me and break my heart and make my life a living hell, so you can do your job. Fuck that.
Owen wanting things to return to normal isn’t something he shouldn’t want, but like it’s just not fair of him to ask.
Well, leaders of criminal families are straight up insane and Lady Belock is insane. She stabs the President in his hand and you know that she’s coming for more. Why? Because Elena has stolen her gold.
Technically the gold isn’t hers, but she doesn’t see that. She just sees herself being wronged.
But as we think that this story is going to wrap up and that Elena and Sergei are going to get away, she comes out of nowhere to show that isn’t going to happen.
The way that they set this up for a possible second season is kinda great. Now, I don’t condone using kids, but Lady Belocks takes Sofia in order to get Elena to give her back the gold. The truck that they were in blows up, leaving us to believe that Sergei may be dead.
We end with Elena calling Val for help.
The Endgame has been a mix of strong and weak episodes, most feeling a little rushed, but overall, this was a good ending to the season. We’ll be interested to see if it comes back for a second season.