TV Club: Dirk Gently masters the late-season big twist

You know things are coming to a head when everything bad starts to happen to everyone. Todd tells Amanda the truth and she tells him she never wants to see him again, Dirk and Todd get captured, Farah gets hit in the head, and Bart confronts the nature of her existence.

But perhaps the highlight of the episode is the moment where Gordon, after going to a great deal of effort to capture them, has no idea what Dirk and Todd are doing there. Instead of the typical “villain explains the nefarious plot” sequence we’re expecting, we get a very bewildered, very frustrated Gordon wondering what the hell is going on.

And think about it: From his perspective, a wealth of people have showed up to disrupt his secret plot, when no one should even know anything about it. As things wind to a close, Dirk Gently is really …

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