Season 4, Episode 10, “It Was All a Dream”

Keith Stanfield as Darius

Keith Stanfield as Darius
Image: Guy D’Alema/FX

With this brilliant distribution, Atlanta It’s over. I tried to go into this last series with some naive hopes, but of course I had some. I hoped it wasn’t a tradition Atlanta way, which for me is the default of cool. Although the trailer seems a bit calm, although of course it will be a Darius adventure. And yet, with my hope of not expecting anything, however don’t prepare with a completely perfect mind for this quintessentially Atlanta episode, directed by Murai and written by Glover. Well done, everyone.

The episode started off as cool as I originally thought, with Darius getting ripped apart Judge Judy as Earn and Al prepare to leave. Everything about this scene is so deliberate yet subtle; not visible otherwise the second watch that the opening shot of Darius was made to look like a tank, with a funny soundtrack, Judge Judy, and Popeyes sales Served very important later. The conversation between our three main men is natural, as Darius goes off on his own before going to meet Van (although I wish the Johnny Depp joke had been removed). Also, I appreciated that there was a reversal of the characters’ arcs from the previous few episodes, with Earn sharing Van’s desires and “Old MacDonald” a song about Al’s Safe Farm.

When Cree Summer (!!!!) came out, I was hoping that Darius had found his perfect soulmate and they ended the episode together, but I also enjoyed the conversation as a nice show, because it wasn’t I know. about sensory deprivation other than The Simpsons distribution. Part of the brilliance of this episode is that Atlanta has two styles: augmented reality and grounded surrealism. When he runs into London, his old friend who can pass a sobriety test but is vague, is a part that is very similar to the reality of Atlanta. He looks like someone who could have popped up in the first seasonthe”The Club,” until the policeman’s gun was stolen. After he runs over the kid, and Darius throws the stolen gun, that’s when the gun goes off and he wakes up. absolutely amazing, because everything is perfectly organized…except for the very feeling of losing your mind. So start hereI ask everything that happens to him.

The “tea in the tea room” moment and the excess of laughter: Is Darius still in the tank, or are the ladies laughing too much? It really looks like it could be both, but then Darius is fired. Then we get this nice and simple scene of Darius visiting his brother, the only time we interact with his personal story other than the Nigerian restaurant in “White Fashion.” It all seems so real, until he meets thick-skinned Judge Judy. So there is the time he wakes up and awake, and that last shot him screaming in the tank with the door closed. Has he gone out yet? Has he gone out yet?

Meanwhile, Earn, Al, and Van are iand it is a completely different story that it is known that Darius will be late when the story ends. Van’s friend (Candice?) invested in Atlanta’s first black-owned sushi restaurant, run by a chef trained under a sushi master in Japan. It’s black-sushi fusion, in a place that used to be Blockbuster and the candy is still on the shelf. Not all towels are white, but different. Sous chefs say “Sup” instead of “Yes, chef.” Al (and I) immediately hesitated, and he eyed Popeyes across the street. (Van doesn’t really object, but he quickly decides the food is okay.)

    Zazie Beetz as Van and Donald Glover as Earn Marks

Zazie Beetz as Van and Donald Glover as Earn Marks
Image: Guy D’Alema/FX

When the main dish comes out, it is the famous poisonous whale (eg The Simpsons knowledge), Al is done, Van is done, I’m done…and Earn still wants to support the culture. Then head chef DeMarcus showed up and delivers a monologue telling the same truth as Kirkwood Chocolate. (Based on a quick Google, the sushi is served at room temperature for the best taste experience, and the chef makes the food. gave birth to.) The man has an idea that the phrase “Black people’s sushi” shouldn’t stop automatically (although Blockbuster doesn’t help with any of this). A very honest and funny speech that raises questions about culture. But then Darius storms in and punches the crazy chef in the face before forcing them to eat the fish. They all sped off in a stolen pink Maserati.

The last scene is some origin of-Feel the best, not a corny reproduction but a smart example Glover thought the audience was on hold since the sight of an invisible car and give it back to all of us for a while. EFA the last four seasons of the show were from Darius tank dreams? The Teddy Perkinses, Thomas Washingtons, and White Earnest Marks may believe you. But in the end, the episode leaves him to audience. We can’t see if Judge Judy is thick or not. The contingent who think “It’s All a Dream” is a blatant twist on the trope, and others who will be outraged that the trope is even possible. can fight it on Reddit. But it cannot be denied that it is so GREAT Atlanta end.

I’m really glad that this is how the show left us. I think there will be spoilers about the ending, because you can find spoilers about literally anything. I’m focusing on the storytelling skills, how the episode tricked us with Darius multiple times, interspersed with other social commentary monologues in the B-plot, and did it all with the way there was no mistake. Tomorrow I will be sad that such a show has ended, but tonight I bow down with a smile on my face, glad that Glover and his Atlanta The team had to make the show strange, indescribable, creative, very good.

Mania oobservations

  • I’m writing this in a bit of a hurry, but I’m really excited to see the two bookends for this episode later.
  • In fact, it will make derivatives of “Old MacDonald” a song to roast my friends for the next few months.
  • I think this section is the most secret Atlanta logo yet, and I’m very happy with it. It’s like they go, “Bruh, you know what you see. You know our style. We don’t need to say that.”
  • I was a little surprised that there was no mention of Popeyes Atlanta yet. It’s a topic that could have felt a bit dated if you hadn’t seen some unique angles. (They are happy.)
  • Lots of good humor in this episode. Like Al about Popeyes: “The manager smells like hell.”
  • I really think London would be a beast if it wasn’t a dream tank. Maybe they won’t steal a cop’s gun, but maybe weed, vodka and beer.
  • The shot of Darius looking out the window at Al, Van, and Earn is sweet. I miss all four of them.
  • It was a pleasure bringing it back to you all.

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