The Missing: Final Episode

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No spoilers after the break.

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Oh for fuck’s sake …

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… seriously?

If it hadn’t been for Julien Baptiste (excellently portrayed by Tchéky Karyo) …

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… I would have bailed on this series early on.

If you’ve seen the first season of Forbrydelsen, imagine the series focusing on the distraught parents. They’re the central characters, not Sarah Lund. Could you imagine how exhausting that would be to watch?

Well that’s basically what The Missing is. Really, how much of this …

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… do you think you could stand?

Having stuck with it, I have to say the final episode was in turns surprising, annoying, and brilliant.

And it probably explains many people who go missing.

Still, frankly, I’m relieved that it’s finally all over!

If the producers ever want to do a series I’d be really interested to watch, make Julien Baptiste the center of it!

I recommend this series just to watch him. The parents — despite the great acting — just got on my nerves. Not their fault.

Previously here:

The Missing: Episode 1

6 Comments

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6 responses to “The Missing: Final Episode

  1. Keishon

    If you’ve seen the first season of Forbrydelsen, imagine the series focusing on the distraught parents. They’re the central characters, not Sarah Lund. Could you imagine how exhausting that would be to watch?

    That could be emotionally draining. I’m undecided. I tend to like the focus to stay on the criminal investigation unless the characters are captivating. Can *one* character make it all worthwhile? I’ll have to see if that works for me. Thanks for the review.

    • Julien Baptiste is really the only adult in the series with a level head. The other French are their usual good selves but they are all background characters hardly seen. We have no emotional connection to the child so whether he’s found or not, as an audience we really don’t care.

  2. Martín

    Sorry my fault!!! Second season is coming, trailer is up… I agree with you, but I liked , was intense. Confusing sometimes with the back and for but I think it was good series!!!
    I totally agree about Baptiste!!!

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