Barry: Where do we go after that?

Bill Hader and Sarah Goldberg in Barry. Photo Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/HBO.

With the season 2 finale (“berkman > block) of Barry, the series leaves in a good spot while we wait for the new episodes to return next year on HBO.

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While most people are still digesting the Game of Thrones series finale, there’s a dark comedy series ending its second season tonight.  Bill Hader is ever the capable triple threat tonight as a director, actor, and co-writer of the finale script.  After “The Audition” aired last week, I was interested in seeing how things would go down tonight.

I love what Jessy Hodges brings to the series as Sally’s agent, Lindsay Mandel.  Hodges has a starring role next season on a new NBC sitcom, Indebted.  Sarah Goldberg has brought so much to what we see in Sally Reed this season.  After the closing minutes tonight, I really want to see what direction her character goes in next season.

Meanwhile, Barry is pissed at Stephen Root’s Monroe Fuches going into tonight.  Nobody could blame him for this.  His phone call pretty much ruined Barry’s chance at landing a leading role in a feature film!  After last week’s episode ended with that cliff hanger, I couldn’t wait to see what happened once the episode started.  I don’t know about you but I don’t think Henry Winkler’s Gene Cousineau would have done well in jail.  Thanks to some quick thinking by Barry, Gene didn’t have to stay there all that long.

With Gene’s realization in the final seconds of the season finale, it’s going to open a new can of worms for season 3.  It’s safe to say that Gene is still grieving over the loss of Detective Janice Moss.  We felt this impact during the season premiere.  While it had appeared that his grieving was over, the final seconds open up the opportunities for more questions.

Where do you think the series should go during the third season?

Barry will return next year on HBO for a third season.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.