Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Atlantis - The Queen Must Die (Part 2)

It's hard to look on the second-half of the show's Second Season finale with anything but disappointment. Rather than wrap-up series and season-long arcs "The Queen Must Die" undoes the death of Pasiphae (Sarah Parish), dispenses with the greedy politician with little fanfare, and spends most of the episode setting up a Third Season which will never come thanks to the show's cancellation. Teasing both the coronation of Jason (Jack Donnelly) and Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) as the new rulers of Atlantis and their future adventures searching for the Golden Fleece aboard the Argo, the season ends with the characters stuck in limbo.

The death and sudden return of Pasiphae spoils the finale as the show was in desperate need of a new villain. Had her inevitable return been postponed at least until the next season the finale could have ended on a stronger note. The adventures aboard the Argo might have breathed some new life into the show while transplanting our heroes far from Atlantis' walls but we'll never know just where the ship would take them or which woman, Ariadne or Medea (Amy Manson), Jason would eventually wind up with.

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