It’s a tricky thing when you have super-short seasons, and with four of the final six hours of Mary Kills People already in the books, that now seems really, really short.
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
I think that looming countdown clock is why this week’s outing is such a nail biter. You’re on the edge of your seat for much of it wondering, “Oh, God, are they going to have enough time for all of this?” I hope that they do.
“Wolf, Meet Henhouse” continues to stack a lot of chips on the table, and by the end of it, we have a very clear definition of villain and (nontraditional) heroes. We find out how deep — and far back — Frances’s belief system goes when we meet some of her family. We see more of the softer side of Des in some really lovely scene work between Richard Short and Rachael Ancheril.
Mary and Ben align on their personal situation, and their “professional” goals in terms of protecting her and Joy’s. Nicole faces new challenges in having her name all over Joy’s and has to really look at what she’s doing and why. She does get one teeny moment of levity that I fully expect to be a GIF on Twitter before the episode ends.
Jess and Cambie have some very sweet moments that help alleviate the younger sister’s continuing existential crisis. The only downside is that Jess takes her eye off Naomi to do so, which is precarious because she’s still the only one paying attention to her.
Paul Fox directs a script by Chris Roberts.
For the first time, next week’s final episode will air by itself vs. a two-hour bank (or, at least that’s how they aired in the U.S.). In some ways, that’s a good thing to make it last another week. It also makes for a tension-filled intermission before we find out where they are all land.
Mary Kills People airs Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Global TV. Seasons 1 and 2 and this season’s first four episodes are streaming now on Global TV’s website and Global GO. You can find a preview of this week’s episode here.
Update 8/6/22: All three seasons of Mary Kills People are now streaming on Global TV in Canada and Roku Channel in the US.
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