I think after watching the two-hour season finale, I’m certain that this will be the last we see of Alcatraz. Like I said, it’s a shame because it’s such a novel concept and I think it had a lot of potential. The season finale went almost exactly how I predicted it in my last post: Tommy Madsen is a key player, the warden is behind it all, and one of the team members, Rebecca, is killed by Tommy (although with this show, IF they get a second season, I wouldn’t be surprised if they somehow magically revived her…). All in all, I feel let down. In a finale that should have provided answers, it was 40 minutes about another pointless 63 who ends up killed by another 63, and the remaining 50 minutes about nothing. Rebecca is stabbed and (presumably) killed by Tommy Madsen, in the most pathetic attempt at a dramatic confrontation I’ve seen in recent memory I might add, and everything else is left completely unexplained.
Would I watch Alcatraz again if it somehow, someway, got renewed for a second season? Sure. But mostly out of some strange sense of obligation, only because of this blog. Otherwise, I could happily write off this TV series as “what could have been.”
And with that… goodbye, Rebecca. And goodbye, Alcatraz. I can only hope that you, like the inmates in 1963, disappear for over 50 years.