Some great acting in this episode, and occasionally the performers get some interesting things to say. But if we were to treat John From Cincinnati like a play -- and perhaps we should since it certainly doesn't seem interested in following the narrative conventions of a TV show -- I feel like we're entering the final act with all the momentum of a tree sloth. It's like entering the last act of Hamlet, only to have Hamlet stop on his way to the duel with Laertes to tell you about all the offbeat things he saw on his way back from England. I hope you understand why that frustrates me.
Next week: forget "will soon be" -- Shaun's gone. Oh no! And Mitch is back. Oh no! "Oh no" times a thousand.