House of Lies “The Mayan Apocalypse” Season Finale Review

House of Lies Season Finale (13)

After ten episodes, we have come to the end of Don Cheadle’s Emmy Vehicle, also known as House of Lies first season. While most of the episode was spent tidying up the merger situation, there were also some strong setup for more storylines in future seasons.

A really troubling aspect of the final episode of the season was Roscoe’s decision to go live with his mother. Normally, it would be understandable given Marty’s inability to excel at consulting and parenting, but Roscoe’s mother is absolutely bananas. The idea that Roscoe would go live with his crazy mom as a means to punish his dad seems a little shortsighted. Granted, he is 12(?), but I’m pretty sure Roscoe is aware of why he lives with his father. In addition, he’s got a built-in fall back support system with his grandfather in place. I don’t get this entire storyline. I know that Roscoe and his dad need their relationship to hit rock bottom, but taking the step to live with his mother seems a bit much. More importantly, I hope that this issue resolves itself quickly in season two. Marty’s work is far more interesting than his home life.

Speaking of work, Marty and the gang pulled out the last second victory and busted up the merger thanks to Jeannie leading the female troops in a class action lawsuit against Marcos, The Rainmaker. As it turns out, Jeannie was not the only promised professional favors in return for sexual favors. While Marty and the Pod emerged victorious, it now seems that Marty has no friends. The entire season Marty has seemed to revel in the fact that he has no friends. It will be interesting to see if the show ever explores the true ramifications of his methods next season. The show hinted at it several times this year, but it never really delved into it. Obviously, I’m glad Marty, Jeannie, Clyde (“Would you f**k this if you saw it?”), and Doug will be returning next year. Still, it’s tough to imagine them being able to be really successful in a people business where they make most people feel like foolish chumps.

The other interesting moment from the finale came from the silent drinkfest that Marty and Jeannie engaged in at the end of the episode. It’s no secret that something more was going to happen between these two, but it’s a dangerous idea that the show will have to be careful with. I don’t see them getting together next season, but it’s tough to ignore those looks they were exchanging at the end of the episode. I’m not a “can’t wait” for next season, but I’ll be happy to see back on my screen next year.

What did everyone else think of the finale of House of Lies? Will you be back next season? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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