I’ve been raving about AMC’s “Rubicon” all season, and now that I’ve seen the last episode, I’ll rant about it a bit.
But first… SPOILER ALERT! OK, now we’ll proceed…
What was THAT about? Call that an ending? Even for a season?
I’ll share with you this partial litany of objections that I just shared with Jim Foster, who has been sharing his enjoyment of the series with me via e-mail throughout the season:
- What about… the woman who was just murdered?
- What about… the DVD she didn’t give Will — and he didn’t bother to find and pick up?
- What about… David’s last message (which she, incredibly, didn’t pause a few minutes to see — you know, in case the disc broke or something)?
- What about… the foxy neighbor lady who turned out suddenly to be a spook?
- WHY didn’t Will go to Kale Ingram — the only professional he has on his side, and the only person with a clue what to do in the face of violence — the instant he got back to the office?
- WHY on Earth would he first confront Spangler alone, without witnesses, thereby giving the bad guy at least a chance of killing him before he is able to expose him to anyone?
- How about that Maggie, huh? ‘Bout time he got around to her… (this is not actually relevant to my objections; I just wanted to say it)
- What happened to the writers of all the earlier episodes, which were GOOD? Were they killed by terrorists just before this one?