Episode 12: Bar the Big Boss
Oh, there’s Ward. It’s like this show’s reading this review as I write it. Bakuto’s interest in Ward Meachum’s help seems a bit out of place. While I don’t disagree with his perspective on corporations like Rand controlling the world, why is the Hand seeking the help of a guy with withdrawal symptoms? So far, Davos and Claire Temple are the only two characters in the series that think rationally. They continue to request explanations for the confusing plot; just like I am right now. Even during the penultimate episode I’m anxious to get this story going somewhere.
The second half of the episode does a good job of wrapping up mostly everything. For a second there, I forgot I still had one more episode to go. Bakuto’s transition to main bad guy is somewhat odd, but allowing Colleen be the one who defeats him is incredibly satisfying. On the other hand, Davos’ antagonistic stance towards Danny Rand’s liberating climax makes me feel more for the best friend from K’un-Lun rather than the protagonist of this series. Davos will be missed.
Ultimately, to no one’s surprise, Harold Meachum is the big bad… Why won’t it just end?