[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers through the Season 4 finale of What We Do in the Shadows, “Sunrise, Sunset.”]
Some comedy collection premiere in a blaze of glory earlier than ultimately dropping a few of their luster — the joke of the premise wasn’t sufficient to maintain greater than 5 episodes, or the writing of Season 2 by no means lived as much as the promise of Season 1. Which is why it’s so satisfying to look at the Season 4 finale of What We Do within the Shadows and know that this can be a collection that’s properly on its strategy to turning into an iconic tentpole for FX.
FX isn’t a community recognized for hasty cancellations, with lots of its exhibits working for so long as the creators need to maintain doing them (that means 4 seasons for Atlanta, and infinity seasons for It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia). Nevertheless it was nonetheless eye-opening when earlier this 12 months, the community introduced that Shadows had been renewed for each Seasons 5 and 6 — seasons we now see have loads of story potential to cowl, following the occasions of “Dawn, Sundown.”
Initially, you may not have thought that this might be the case with “Dawn, Sundown,” as its focus is essentially on resetting the largest developments of Season 4. This contains Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) giving up on her unsuccessful vampire bar, however extra importantly, “the creature that clawed its approach out of the belly cavity of useless Colin Robinson” (Mark Proksch) completes his journey in the direction of maturity, reborn because the vest-wearing power vampire we initially met in Season 1.
Even whereas the finale commits to those modifications, although, it’s much less about abandoning the previous and making approach for brand spanking new storytelling alternatives. For instance, Colin Robinson could be considerably again to regular, albeit with no reminiscences of his second childhood in Lazlo (Matt Berry)’s care — one thing which can have emotional payoff for his or her relationship.