Only just finished the season the other night, and I’m not sure how I feel. The first for episodes were all 5/5 affairs for me. Really fantastic post-park world building. Episode 5 (Genre) was a complete fucking mess. The Serac backstory and Caleb’s trip shoehorned into a single episode just didn’t work; it was all over the place. Episode 6 was back to being great, but then episode 7 and 8 were far, far too heavy on exposition and it felt like we were rushing towards the finish line. For a show famous for the intricacies of its plotting, so many plot details seemed to come out of nowhere and it was jarring. Even things like Solomon having a speaking voice - why not establish that by giving Rehoboam a voice earlier on in the season? Dolores turning to Caleb and telling him he ‘needs to lead’ was probably my biggest eye roll of the whole season. Absolutely no establishment that she had sought him out or that we were headed that way. It was nonsense. Overall I still love the show, and on balance it was probably on a par with season two. It asks questions other shows don’t, and it does a mostly good job of knowing who its interesting characters are (Dolores, Maeve, Bernard)... or is able to take a less interesting character and make them interesting (hey Charlotte, you’re Dolores now).