John must make a choice at the train platform - be free from his obligations and adversaries by letting Agathe take the money or pursue her, at great risk to himself, in an effort to protect his brother, father, and country. Meanwhile, his father presents a perilous way out of it all: find and assassinate Cantar Walley in Paris.
Recent events tell a story that could reveal John’s plan to assassinate Cantar Walley, so John takes preemptive and desperate measures, risking himself to divert attention and create the illusion that the story is over.
An unexpected day off provides the opportunity for a last-minute bachelor party. Collective inebriation follows. John fully embraces the celebration with his wife and friends until the timeline for his mission abruptly moves up.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2018
Format: Prime Video
The first season was absolutely delightful and artful - I would give it 10 out of 5 stars if possible.
These are not the same characters as season 1. Their actions, words, motivations do not match up and sometimes do not make sense. They are consequently not as likeable or interesting.
The cinematography, editing, and music do not match the previous season. The pacing is off - scenes seem to drag on to no purpose. The whole thing seems more shallow.
(A quick viewing recommendation for anyone as heartbroken with season 2 as myself - try The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. You can KIND of, if you squint your eyes, imagine the kid and the household he's in as the childhood John Tavener/John Lakeman of 1st season Patriot. Sort of.)
While I'm no prude, the sudden full frontal of 3 men's naked crotches at the urinals was jarring because it did not match the tone of anything previous in the show while being just kind of clumsily lame. The show's strength was an underlying subtlety and complexity, sensitivity even. We've exchanged this for bits rejected from Adam Sandler movies, I guess.
The first season was smart and SUBTLE with layers of meaning and humor. Adorable bit part characters.
Now the characters - for instance the new policemen on the case - are cardboard cartoon cutouts. Oh no, people shouldn't be big meanies. Thanks for THAT lesson. Such a great substitute for artful story crafting, yes?
About he naked crotches at the urinal scene - the point is that they're mean to women AND have small penises. In cyrano de bergerac, (or the Steve Martin adaptation Roxanne) the protagonist, has a freakishly long nose, making him positively ugly.
There's a scene where someone wants to insult him, someone stupid and unrefined. They say "You have a big nose" Cyrano lays waste to the fellow by showing about 50 different ways he could have wittily insulted him. Then ends with "you would have done this to me if you could, but you have no wit"
I can imagine MANY Austin Powers like jokes that COULD have been possible with the policemen. Instead of using ANY wit, the writer literally says "sir you have a big nose" ha... HA! There's a point at which artlessness becomes more horribly crass to a libertine than any offense that could be given to a puritan.
I've made it further through the series. There was an INCREDIBLE scene where the first female police detective re-frames the entire meaning of the show. She just baldly states that it is now about bad men making other men bad, that Lakeman is just short of being a ghoul, and we must stop the father from making him into one.
The entire scene has a nonsensical acid trip fever-dream quality to it. The detective says she KNOWS who is giving Lakeman his orders. Really? How?!?!? Wouldn't discovering that play out over an entire season, not magically happen for no reason?
Moreover, she says that she's KEEPING the money BECAUSE Lakeman will do anything to get the money back and WOULD RAVAGE ALL HER FEMALE COWORKERS. She literally said ravage and specified women.
Really???? Lakeman is going to rape her entire unit at the police department because he wanted to get the money and you KNOW he works for American intelligence? So THEREFORE you KEPT the money instead of giving it to him??? Contrary to everything you said last season???
...because he will do anything to get it and keeping it from him will stop him from continuing to try to get it? WHY would your team be in danger? Are you seriously going to continue to store the money in your office instead of locking it away in evidence? What??!?
The show has stopped make any sense, the characters have stopped making any sense, the exposition is now essentially a statement by the writer with no artfulness to it, because the show is now about something else to the EXCLUSION of what it used to be about, to the exclusion of coherent plot and characters. Further updates may be made if I can bring myself to watch more.
I thought this is a great show. The writing works on many levels. The situations are outrageous and yet the direction and acting make it all work perfectly. The show has more layers than an onion. It's sharp, biting, satirical, borders on farcical. I loved Patriot season 1. Can't wait for season 2. Warning. If you don't like dialogue driven, make you think for it comedy, you won't like this.