When a murder is committed even a vengeful one, regardless who it's against, the one who committed the crime needs to be punished end of story. Not by some rando off the street but by the authorities. If you think otherwise then Bryce and Monty deserved better and also deserved to be forgiven for their misdeeds. This whole episode felt like they were saying "It's okay to commit murder and cover it up as long as it's for a good cause". No that's never acceptable PERIODT.
The writers did an okay job of making me feel sympathy for Bryce even though I hated him because of what he did in seasons one and two. In fact kudos to the actor Justin Prentice for being so versatile and helping make the character feel multi layered.
If the Beast from Beauty and the Beast can be forgiven why not this monster? Well simply because the writers say so. They messed up this finale just like they messed up the last seasons finale by making the story feel less real. This season could have been cut in half and focused on Tyler's recovery and it would have been more entertaining and much better honestly.
Aside from the annoying new main character this really unethical ending ruined the show and its characters for me.
Fraudulent Ani has left a trail of destruction behind her throughout her time at Liberty. She has a list of victims as long as Hannah's filibustering tapes. People like Clay, who was lied to the whole season, or Jessica who she pretended to befriend while sleeping with her rapist. But that wasn't enough of course, because it was her own mother who got the exact same treatment. Her mother, she had to be dispatched because she got in the way of Ani's quest for righteousness. Fraudulent Ani's quest for righteousness was so low, that she was prepared to sellout Monty, a poor sexually confused domestic violence victim, by fabricating evidence to frame him for murder. Ani is the real monster, x10 worse than Bryce ever was. No emotion or remorse for her deception - she is a psychopath.
Neanderthals like her, taking justice into their own incompetent hands, are the reason innocent people go to jail. The know it all smugness "i know everything. I pay attention. I listen." No Ani. No. You ruin the whole show, and worse, represent the real absolute worst of humanity.
Ps: Really? Alex gets away with murder? Yes Bryce raped, but he's a person with rights. Alex and Jess cover up murder, proving they have no principles and no integrity. And the others are just okay with that...? What the.
Pps: Justin did NOT "let" Bryce rape Jess. Bryce made that decision and he, and he alone, is responsible for it. Not Justin's fault in any way.
What the hell was the message in the season..? That you can get away with murder? As long as you have friends? All of the kids, that we have learned to care about are now murderers in one way or another! How where the people behind this okey with this... and that the cop dad burned his sons bloody clothes in the end? I thought this was a show that hade real consequences, that we should learn right and wrong and to talk about this stuff. But no, let them get away with murder, that will give a good message to the kids!
And just for note, didn't what's the entire show! Saw episode one, half of episode 2 (ani was to annoying to watch) then I was skimming through the last three episodes! Just terrible...
But lets talk about accountability, shall we? In season 1, everyone were held accountable for their actions, some more than others. In season 2, two people were held accountable, one less than the other. And I thought that in season 3, that theme would last, but no. Instead, in this season finale, they threw out that idea. They withheld information, they lied to the cops, they planted evidence for gods sake. They're supposed to be the good guys, but now I'm doubting they ever were.
I really disliked this season finale, but I loved the final episodes leading up to it. Just an anticlimactic mess that forgets what it's all about. Accountability. I'm not sure what message this season sends out to the people watching it, but it's not a good one. This season in total gets a 6.5/10, but this season finale gets a 6/10.
When the episodes are in present day, the clips are faded, where as when they show the flashbacks, the picture/scenes are normal. I found this was around the wrong way and more often then not, had to really concentrate on what was what. In season 1, Hannah had all her hair chopped off which made it easier to follow and it was long when it jumped back.
I know in this season in the present scenes, a lot of the football team had bruising caused from the homecoming, but sometimes it would jumped to Tyler who had bruises on his head which was actually a flash back.
I dunno, was I the only one confused as to if this was a scene before or after Bryce was killed or is did anyone else find the same thing? Give me a thumbs up if u agree. If not, maybe I need to stop flicking through my newsfeed while watching the show🙈.
Edit: After finishing the finale I am blown away. This season was a major step up from Season 2 in my opinion and the finale was extremely emotional, gut-punching, and shocking. The extreme amount of poor ratings and reviews I feel are unwarranted, but to each their own.
So here, they are sending the message that we can get away with killing someone. Alex should have been punished for what he did. Bryce was getting better and showing willingness to improve himself. And Alex simply killed him and did not get punished.
So, production here wants kids to know they can kill someone and if everybody lie with them, they can get away with it. BRAVO !
1. The purported transformation of Bryce into a repentant human being is completely ruined in one scene of the last episode. If the intentions of the writer(s) were to show that a sociopath can be reformed, they failed miserably.
2. Speaking of sociopaths, it is in the expert opinion of those who study them, that they cannot be reformed. Prisons are full of them. Hence the whole attempt to reform Bryce was doomed from the beginning.
3. They hid the "real" killer for the first 12 episodes, yet I don't know how "they" knew Bryce would be on the docks that night. So much detail was played out that I can't remember why "they" went there to meet him, or even how "they" knew he would be there. And it is not explained how Ani knew any of it - without being part of it. Another writing failure.
4. Worst use of biblical reference: "Let the dead bury the dead". If they had this "killer" in mind, why didn't they glom onto "them" from the beginning, instead leading us through 12 wild goose chases? 12 writing failures.
5. When will all their ruses crash and burn, exposing them all? Season 4 should play this out, and indeed it was foreshadowed.