BORED TO DEATH “Nothing I Can’t Handle By Running Away” Season Finale Review


BORED TO DEATH “Nothing I Can’t Handle By Running Away” Season 3 Episode 8 – The finale of Bored to Death picked up with last week’s shocking revelation that the sperm bank owner is Shamus’s Jonathan’s dad and father to all of the children whose parents used the services of the sperm bank to conceive. This of course also includes Jonathan’s new lover, who he now realizes is also his half-sister.

George is also faced with a few shocking revelations shortly after reconciling with his daughter. Not only is she eloping with her much older fiancé, this is actually her second marriage. Interestingly, her first marriage took place during her S&M phase. Shortly thereafter, George reveals to Josephine that his relationships are like crimes in which he steals love from women. It was nice to see these two still together.

Unsurprisingly, Jonathan’s bio dad has crossed some shady characters in the course of doing business. Luckily for Jonathan he has two really great friends who keep him from becoming collateral damage in his bio dad’s shady business. Jonathan’s time at the shooting range has really paid off as he revealed himself to be quite the sharpshooter.

I have always dreamed of going to the San Diego Comic Con and I think that I will make my debut in July 2012 as a member of the League of Rays/Ray-Team/Rays of Hope – cocked and loaded. I loved their costumes and their fearless devotion to Ray. To the Raymobile! I really enjoyed the cameo by Zach Woods, who regularly plays Gabe on The Office. Woods has an uncanny talent for portraying uncomfortable creepiness.

Overall, the episode hit all of the right notes. It included a great display of friendship between Jonathan, Ray and George, reconciliation between George and Emily and a new elder love interest for Ray. There are still a few issues left unresolved in anticipation of next season. Jonathan chose to kiss his half-sister rather than reveal to her that they were related. We also saw that bio dad actually came back to save Jonathan, thus suggesting he’s not as much of a deadbeat as initially suspected.

Random Thoughts and Observations…

> If you’ve just met your long lost biological father and could only ask him one question, what would it be? I’d like to think I could come up with something better than “do you have any hobbies.”

> I agree with Ray – incest is way worse than elder love.

> “I guess that’s it for the questions, I’ll just take some more compliments now.” – Ray

> Jonathan telling George he loved him at the end of their phone call.

> “In a ridiculous situation, it is important to be positive.” – Ray

> I loved that no alcohol meant no alcohol for George’s daughter – not a dry event.

What did you think of the season finale of Bored to Death?