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Minority Report - Everybody Runs (Season Finale) - Review & Final Thoughts

13 Dec 2015

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With the imminent threat of the milk bath, our characters were left with some difficult decisions about their future in the lead-up to Minority Report’s final episode. Should they run and protect themselves or stay and try to help stop the impending terrorist attack? Is there a way they could do both? The finale mainly focused on these questions and the conflict between Dash and his siblings as they faced these difficult decisions.

The episode opened with a look at the history of Wally’s involvement in precrime. I always knew that he was a true ally to them but I gained a whole new appreciation for him as a character during this opening. He was so cute with them. When he first met the teen precogs they looked so sad but then it turned out they were just messing with him. It was a stark difference from when we saw them leaving precrime a few weeks ago. It really showed what a terrible and soul-crushing program it was, and how precrime evolved from happy kids who wanted to help for a few days to prisoners for years. After this reminder of what’s at stake, it was time to see how everything played out.

The finale continued where we left off with the senator’s condition continuing to worsen after being attacked during the last episode. Blomfeld had also managed to track down Agatha in Fiddler’s Neck, and although she managed to escape, they found Vega’s DNA there. After piecing together her arrest record they came to the conclusion that she was involved with the precogs. They also found DNA samples for the precogs which allowed them to construct possible facial images. It was a bit weird because they had to ask the police department to run facial recognition. I guess they didn’t have their own? You’d think with the tech to develop the faces they would at least have a way to use them but whatever, it’s the last episode - I’ll let it go. Obviously if they run the faces, everyone’s cover will be blown, especially Dash because he works there. However, in a shocking development, Blake actually tipped them off and they managed to erase all evidence of both Dash and Arthur from their systems. They were informed that the threat could be happening as early as that day so they really had to get things going soon if they wanted to stop the attack.

Dash, Arthur, and Agatha had a mega-vision of Memento Mori’s terrorist attack and it was pretty creepy and gross. However, Dash didn't see the same thing as the rest of them. They say that it’s a minority report, and it’s weird because it’s really the only time that they’ve mentioned this, except maybe in passing in the pilot. They also don’t really explain what that means at all, which seems kind of lazy, but I guess they didn’t need to. They seem shocked that that their vision is the Memento Mori attack and they also seem to think that if they tell the police this new information, they won’t believe them. They already had intel that an attack could go down as soon as that day so why do they think it would be hard to convince them, just make up a fake tip and get to work? This whole episode and plot just seems so contrived with too much unnecessary drama. This scene did give us a really nice moment between Vega and Dash where she tells him “let me be the one to save you”. The partner chemistry between these two definitely improved over the season. It still wasn’t up to what I would have liked to see, but where I couldn’t care less about them in the pilot, I actually felt something for them as a duo during the finale. However, this nice moment doesn’t last. You would think someone would learn that you have to constantly watch Dash or he’ll just run off and take things into his own hands. Dash broke into Wally’s house and they both got captured by Blomfeld and Co. I admire Dash’s enthusiasm and determination but this is why he can’t do nice things. Thankfully, Agatha and Arthur came to the rescue and agreed to help as long as no one found out, they got released immediately afterwards, and only worked with people they personally trust like Wally and Vega.

After the old man in custody poisoned himself, they tried to get his memories, which just ended up causing them to play right into Memento Mori’s hands by grouping all of congress in one small space. This was all part of their intricate plan. It seems like they might not make it in time, but by using the precog’s vision they’re able to stop the attack just in time, complete with an extremely gross death scene for one of the attackers. Afterwards, Dash, Arthur, and Agatha are still hooked up to the machine and they have another vision of Andromeda being killed by Blomfeld’s people in the immediate future. It seems that Blomfeld is going to backstab them and turn them in to the government. Arthur’s assistant/friend, Andromeda, does die and he’s surprisingly emotional. I guess we’ve seen that he doesn't really let himself get that close to people so I felt for him quite a bit. However, they didn't really establish that relationship enough for me to truly care.

I am curious how they were able to defend themselves. It seemed like they were prepared for this and weren’t even really drugged up, which is pretty hard core. When Vega arrived we finally got to see what her role in this was always meant to be. It turns out that “put them in” was actually in reference to Blomfeld and Co. and not the precogs at all. I really wanted a heartfelt goodbye between Vega and Dash but I guess we can’t have it all. Before they can all escape, they have another vision and as they all run back inside we see Wally drowning them all in the milk bath! That part actually surprised me, I thought for sure it would be Arthur running back in to kill them. But that’s basically how this whole thing ended, with Wally killing their enemies and everyone else running away, going into hiding, staying around and continuing to help the police? Who knows? It was kind of an anti-climactic ending though. However, at least we got some closure and no big cliffhanger. All the main characters seem to be relatively safe and like they're going to be okay - Wally is questionable but oh well.

My main issue with this whole show is the presumption that everything will happen the exact way it did in the past. It’s ridiculous. And it’s even more ridiculous that everything did turn out that way. They aren't children anymore, they have real-world people on their side. It’s logical that things probably wouldn't go down the same way, they wouldn't allow it to happen to themselves. Vega, Blake, Wally, and Akeela certainly wouldn’t allow it to happen either, so why not just help and trust that their friends have their backs? They could have saved themselves - and us - a whole lot of unnecessary drama. This whole show has shown that Dash could help Vega and maintain his life at the same time so why couldn't a similar system have been set up? The whole conflict of the show just seemed so unrealistic and silly. It wasn’t nearly high stakes enough for me to really care what happened.

Overall, like the show in general, I found the finale to be a bit underwhelming. In the end, Minority Report was simply too slow, and too mediocre. It was fine to watch if nothing else was on but with the amount of quality programming these days, it got lost in the shuffle. It probably didn't help that it was not a strong enough cast to get the interest that they needed. Although everyone was okay they just didn't have the star power. The chemistry of the cast was a bit off from the start, and although that did grow and improve, like everything else with this show, it was just too little too late.

What did you think of the Minority Report finale? Were you satisfied with the ending? Are you upset that it’s over? Let me know in the comments and thanks for reading!

About the Author - Kate Sidwell
Kate is a 24 year old, USA based, Psychology/Public Health Researcher - but that’s just her day job! In her spare time she is an avid TV watcher (some may even say addict!!). Some of her favorite shows are Jane the Virgin, Bates Motel, The Flash, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Rookie Blue, Silicon Valley, Beauty and the Beast, Sleepy Hollow, The 100, The Mindy Project, Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a Time, The Royals, Orphan Black…so pretty much too many to count and a huge variety! She’ll give pretty much any show a chance! She also devotes a lot of time to her tumblr ( where you can find her reviewing and commenting on most of these shows and just generally fangirling! She’s excited to be writing for SpoilerTV on Complications, Baby Daddy, Proof, Switched at Birth, Secrets and Lies, and Minority Report!
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