Will: "Not important. What's important is that Vivian died before she could carry out this Drexler/Cruz plan, meaning..."
Edward: "Meaning I was the actual tool that got it done. Fabulous. So just to review, I probably raped and strangled a girl but will never know for sure, got my own sister killed along with a few other people, got mugged by a guy whose life I was safeguarding, lost my wife and children, killed a frog instantly, sent my brother off on a downward spiral into the gross hesher-rock arms of a murderess and ruined his professional life, still being framed up as the family psycho, and now I am also the superchump of this entire show? Whose life is still in danger, from parties unknown. And speaking of parties, PS, I'm missing one, because my family hates me."
That about covers it, Tater. Luckily, you are still the most awesome dude on this show by like a million, so, good with the bad. Honestly, I can't tell how much is Tate Donovan, and how much is Edward Bowers at this point. At some unknown time he passed Tom Shayes unexpectedly, and it's possible he'll surpass Jimmy Cooper at this rate, even with just two episodes to go. I never thought he'd be the Scarecrow -- Tate Donovan will never lack for work, being wondrous -- but I'm sad to never see old Edward again.
Julian: "Do you want to do it?"
Joanna: "Sure, whatever."
They do it.
Beverly sticks around for another week to open up a fresh can of mystery; the Bowers Boys get arrested, probably because Will is a dipshit; Robert Bowers has at least one person murdered because that's like his main thing. We revel in the Senator, the Sofia, the Mia of it all, hopefully welcome back Motorcycle, see some people get their comeuppance -- Audrey Cruz, chiefly -- and spend what little time with Edward we have left.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Good Wife, Deception, Bates Motel, and Pretty Little Liars for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, and a novelette, "The Commonplace Book," appeared this fall on Tor.com.