[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Somehow, we’re already at the end of the second season of The Romeo Section, and the finale, “Final Measures,” is a fantastic dance between Norman, Wolfgang, Al, and Gary on one side, and Rufus, Tony, Mei Mei, and Jimmy on the other. There are several moments of just flat-out clever maneuvering that are simply a joy to behold. I was on set for some of it, so I may be biased, but I don’t think so. I’m ready for Season 3 now, please and thank you.
The finale is in many ways the second part of a two-parter that finds Norman super-ready to put a bullet in, swing a shovel at, whatever it takes to put Michael Gary in the ground and avenge Sonya’s murder. Without tipping too much of his hand, Wolfgang gets a bit of an assist from Al, who’s surprised to learn that Wolfgang has subcontracted his assignment to Norman when he spies him in the lobby at the security conference.
Gary takes a couple of meetings with Wolfgang that are a delightful don’t ask/maybe tell charade trying to determine what is and isn’t known about the shooting at the ball park and exactly how many sides Wolfgang might work if offered another job. This, of course, makes Norman antsy as he’d prefer the more direct path to destruction. That leads to a lovers quarrel of sorts for the friends, but fear not, they do work it out.
On the set of Mei Mei’s movie, Tony is quickly losing his shit about Jimmy’s strong arming, which, in turn, has Rufus losing his shit because Tony won’t release the dope he needs to start that pipeline of cash into the movie. Never one to miss an opportunity for self-improvement, Rufus takes the assignment he gets backed into and very impressively turns it into an arrangement that benefits everybody.
Being wholly optimistic here, but *when* we get a third season, there is so much to play with going forward. I hope CBC agrees.
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Here’s a sneak peek of the episode, and a behind-the-scenes look at the cinematography with Directory of Photography, Brendan Uegama, whose work is also on display in Syfy’s Van Helsing.
Photos and Videos Courtesy of CBC.