Delusional wish list for season 3
So guys I know the writings a bit on the wall in regards to season 3. BUT as the season is winding down and as I choose to ignore reality at the best of times, here’s a list of things that I would both like to see in a season 3 and what I really think needs fixing/addressing from this season. Personally to me this season has been like when you see those people on baking shows try to make a gateau with 60 layers and several types of obscure icing in 10 minutes- tastes good overall but is underbaked in places, slightly wobbly and bits of eggshell in it. Aka an enjoyable mess with massive potential.
So for a season 3 I would like to politely request:
-MORE AINSLEY!!! Now the secret has sort of been resolved we need more backstory, more of her day to day world. We keep seeing glimpses and flashes of her life from Malcolm’s perspective, time to see hers. Would really love to see her actually be far less high functioning than she initially appears too.
- More depth for JT and Dani. Like Ainsley their development is there but its been lost of the chaos of the plotlines. At this point whilst a romance with Malcolm is...fine, Dani herself needs development. Why is she into Malcolm, what does she do when not working. Ideally, I would like an episode addressing that they dont hang outside of work and see them in another environment. What would a date look like? Hell, what would just hanging out look like. JT’s friendship with Malcolm has potential but they need to be on more cases together, maybe a babysitting ep? Let them hang for crying out loud. In fact, let them all have a pizza night or something! They could throw axes!
-Martin’s backstory. Need this one like air. Before the breakout I thought it would be so cool if Malcolm met others Whitlys and for once Martin desperately wanted Malcolm to stop pursuing a case. How eerie would it be to stand in one of the rooms where the surgeon was ‘made’, realising that his mantra ‘no ones born broken’ also applies to his father. What would the conversation with his father even look like after a scene like that.
-Episode with Martin and Malcolm alone. I know this is controversial but the scenes when its just the two of them are arguably the best thing about the entire show, their chemistry is just insane. I dont know how that would work now but to have them together just for an episode alone to really get into it. One episode I really would have liked to have seen is Malcolm stuck at Claremont overnight in a lockdown with Martin and the two trying to solve a case which would inevitably lead to talking about the past and MAYBE CAMPING TRIP INFO?!? A girl can dream lmao.
-Okay, big one here. BETTER CONTINUITY. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CHECK YOUR SCRIPTS. WHEN DID MALCOLMS TREMOUR BEGIN?!? HOW DOES CLAREMONT NOT HAVE CAMERAS, WHAT HAPPENED TO EDDIE?!? PLS SORT THESE THINGS OUT ITS NOT HARD!!
- Endicott fallout. Proper consequences for that. Perhaps the case falls apart or Endicott is outed as a hack and some more competent people find out. This one I STRONGLY suspect was the victim of COVID but I wish it hadnt been so.
-More restraint. The show has a real issue with this. Yes, having Malcolm be hit by a car was fun, falling down the lift shaft etc. BUT they arent remotely realistic and pull from the actual immersive experience. It doesent feel real if you watched someone be cured by an accidental ECT. I get the show has comedic elements but sometimes it goes too far. Tone it down. The premise is already massively fantastical so you need to be more grounded to buy the central premise of the show. Otherwise it diverges from reality.
-Finally and leading on from the last point, pare it back. We dont need 60 fab things going on at once, stick to one overaching story and just stay with that. I get that Martin escaping was so much fun to write but that should have been the last ep this season. This needed to be the season of the Endicott fallout and Ainsley. It wouldnt even have been a problem if they had gotten away with it but more consequences needed to be felt. Especially regarding Ainsely and Malcolm. If Martin is still out that should be the one plotline we are going with, no need to bring in anything else, just stick to that and youre golden.
I know this sounds like I hated this season so far and that is absolutely not true!! I have loved the episodes individually, its how they come together as a narrative that I mostly take issue with. In fact a few episodes are in my absolute fave lists. These are just things that I think will bring this show up from ‘amazing elements let down by a few issues’ to just straight up incredible. The potential is there, its just all in the execution.
Edit: and more Gil, HOW DID I MISS MORE GIL AND MALCOLM SCENES ARRGHH!!
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