What We Do in the Shadows 4×10 provides a satisfying finale to a season that was full of direction. We needed to know why Colin Robinson was not the same energy vampire he was before. Was Nadja’s club going to survive without him? Now that Guillermo doesn’t trust Nandor anymore, what’s next for him? Fortunately, all of our questions were answered in the season 4 finale. Fans are already clamoring for season 5 to air, and it’s already in production. For everyone in the vampire household, there are major changes and new paths forged for each member. It’s a finale that will truly be remembered.
END OF NADJA’S
Nadja’s club can’t survive without Colin Robinson as the main attraction — that’s the bottom line. Even with The Guide’s new skill of raising the dead for 24 hours, there is still no way that Nadja is going to attract enough attention to get people in her club again. So she gives up, sets it on fire, and walks away. Luckily, the blood sprinklers have her back and save the club, but not the stash of money she was hiding in her office. So, the true amount of profit the club made has yet to be answered.
What We Do in the Shadows 4×10 was strong because of the bond that The Guide and Nadja formed. Natasia Demetriou and Kristen Schaal play off of each other very well. Since Nadja and The Guide initially hated each other at the beginning of the season, they’ve learned how to be partners and make joint decisions for the club. Although, there are still plenty of moments where Nadja wants to scream. However, it’s nice to see that another strong bond between two powerful (and flawed) female characters exists. Yes, they are fictional vampires, but it’s great to see that they are able to show that they have wants and needs and will do anything to get them satisfied. Despite Marwa’s erasure last episode, Nadja and The Guide continue to be the female representation I asked for.
COLIN ROBINSON RETURNS
At the beginning of every season of What We Do in the Shadows, there are hints as to what the overall arc of the season is. I say hints because yes, this series is still about the day-to-day life of vampires. This could have easily been a slice-of-life series where we occasionally get to check in on what the vampires are up to. But, from the start, we knew that this season was going to be about the return of Colin Robinson.
So, when Teen Colin discovers that he’s been hammering holes in the walls for a reason, it’s no surprise. It was most likely his subconscious trying to wake up and tell him to get the door open. Now, Colin’s gotten past his “quarter-life” crisis and has a fully developed brain. Can he remember the past year? Nope.
As Laszlo’s proven time and again, he does not care about anyone but himself and Nadja. But when Colin can’t remember anything from the past year, Laszlo’s reaction is simply heartbreaking. As if our hearts didn’t break enough last episode for Guillermo. If What We Do in the Shadows 4×10 had the intention to hurt the fans, it continued the pain of 4×09. Laszlo’s development has been great to see, and it will be difficult to discern what will come next for him. All we know is that Colin Robinson is back to his normal self.
If this season was about Colin, then the series is always about Guillermo. If you’ve stuck with me for the past few weeks, you know I love and am very biased towards Guillermo.
But so are the show’s writers. Each cliffhanger ends with some kind of revelation about Guillermo. Season 1 told us that he was a vampire slayer. Season 2 revealed his secret identity to the vampires, and season 3 gave him a new life he hadn’t had in years.
Documentaries always have their point, so the point of this documentary has to be the liberation of a vampire’s familiar. Due to Guillermo’s ultimatum with Derek, it’s possible we could see Guillermo become a vampire and end up dominating the vampires he lived with. Although, that would be a great plot for a more serious vampire series.
All in all, What We Do in the Shadows 4×10 closed out the season the best way it can, with a quiet but shocking exit. With seasons 5 and 6 set to release, there should be no reason for What We Do in the Shadows to still be considered a sleeper show. It’s the ultimate fantasy comedy with outrageous laughs you won’t get anywhere else. This show dares to go places other dark comedies wouldn’t even bother to touch. If you don’t believe me, try explaining Colin Robinson’s journey out of context — it makes no sense and so much sense all at the same time.
- The number of gasps I released during What We Do in the Shadows 4×10 was a surprising amount. Rarely do things shock me.
- Still will never understand why Guillermo continues to want to be a vampire, but it makes so much sense as to why he was saving all that money.
- Would love to know why Nadja saved all the money for the house.
- Colin Robinson is back baby, and I was not expecting to miss him so much.
- I will need a compilation of all the lines Matt Berry has said in a funny way this season. This is his trademark.