The Big C s3 ep 10

It turns out that the haunting end to last week’s episode isn’t just metaphor: Cathy has indeed gone swimming off on her own, ignored by her supposed “buddy” Sean, which really exemplifies just how much of a waste of space he’s been throughout this season. She gets tangled up in the net of a fisherman who hauls her on board and then, as his reward, has to listen to her monologuing away for the rest of the episode: fortunately he can’t speak English. (But we do find out that her tumours are growing again.) This time I’m going to presume that the ending of the episode is indeed intended to be symbolic, given that we’ve got another season to go. Paul gets hit on by a rich widow; Adam and Andrea wander around to no real purpose.

Compared to most of the rest of this season the episode had a certain amount of low-grade charm, I suppose, but not much more than that. Anyway, that’s season 3; as mentioned last week UK viewers now go straight into the fourth and final season, starting tomorrow at the same time.

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2 thoughts on “The Big C s3 ep 10

  1. Tim November 14, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    I thought this was the best of a below-par run of episodes to end season 3. Cathy’s interactions with Angel were quite sweet, but she’s been particularly unlikable all season, and I’m right with your comments about this and previous episodes about Sean – and, to be honest, everyone except Paul – being a bit of a waste of space this season, despite the odd funny moment. The writers just haven’t got the balance right at all.

    And so, two months after the event, I march onwards to season four.

  2. Jed Bartlet November 14, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Looking back, if anything I was too kind. As you say, the writers got it wrong. I reckon season 4 is better, though.

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