Did anyone see the episode before this? That one was excellent. Lady and Lord Macbeth are worried about their murder of Ray being discovered. Mason kissed George. Mason proposed to Daisy. (And that strange scene where Mason bathed nude in the lake with the lumberjack... weird.) And now, this episode, on the eve of the season finale:
I don't think it was very good. 'Always' is part filler, part painful to watch.
After all the effort Rube put into finding his daughter, she dies. (Well, what else was she going to do? Move in with him?) They boiled the Rose Sofer character down to a simple-minded old woman, who has waited 80 years for her father's return... so that he can sing her a song, moments before she dies? Wasn't Rube curious about his daughter's life? Was she married, children, pets, unusual rashes? (Naaaw; Rube don't care.)
After all the emotion last episode between Mason and George, Mason and Daisy- it all just evaporates, like the last episode meant nothing. Why? (I dunno. Fodder for next season?)
Hehe, how about; we'll have antics with Mason, where he steals Kiffany's tip, and then spends the rest of the episode trying to apologize! (That's just.. awesome.)(Maybe, if you like pointless sub-plots that swing full circle in a single episode.)
The part where Ray gets angry and helps to kill an extra person, that was pretty nice. Ray wants to get another Graveling, for a mate or something. Partner in crime maybe. (I mean it- no sarcasm, this part was good.)
And the part with Delores basing George's profile on Millie was good.
This episode wasn't bad (Well, the bits with Mason was. And Sofers. Okay this episode was bad.), but it was also a big let-down from the last episode, because Last Call was very good.
And the cliffhanger- George discovers she can kill Gravelings! What's she going to do with her newfound gift; Become a rogue Graveling assassin, eventually ridding the world of all Gravelings, and by a direct result, freeing humanity from Death? Maybe swear on the ashes of Ray's body to protect Joy and Reggie for all eternity, making them immortal? How about just go crazy with power and start killing Reapers*?
*This doesn't fit into DLM at all, since they're immortal and invulnerable. I just couldn't think up a third thing.
Well, she doesn't do anything in the next episode with her newfound powers, and then the series is cancelled. Of all the cons in this episode, this would be the worse. (I guess Mason's petty-thievery redemption sub-plot isn't the worst thing after all.)