Thursday, March 16, 2023

Kung Fu - Beginning

The season finale, and possibly series finale, of Kung Fu wraps up Xiao's (Jennifer Khoe) storyline. It's a fine, if not all that memorable, ending to a lackluster season. Not knowing if the show will be renewed for another season, the episode ends with extended epilogues for all characters wrapping up various loose threads and putting Nicky (Olivia Liang) on the road walking into the sunset in an homage to the original Kung Fu series. Should the show return, it could mean another return home for Nicky to once again reset back to the status quo or a "Beginning" of something new.

The season's arc involving a magic compass, Nicky's possessed former teacher, bloodline magic, a kinda-but-not-really-evil boyfriend, an evil company, and satellites of mind control (not to mention the various Shen family problems involving restaurant ownership, the NSA, and run for political office) has been the show's most uneven to date. The end of the season puts both Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) and Henry (Eddie Liu) off on their own quests (much like in other finales) suggesting should the show return, it's a good possibility one or both will get into trouble needing Nicky's help providing the catalyst to bring the characters back together.

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