At this point though, is Laura even a surprise? Maybe not her exactly, but something about her? She hasn't at all been what I would describe as 'omnipresent' in The Return. She's been almost entirely on the periphery. How much meaning can we glean from just her picture, that we haven't already processed?
Before The Return came out, I was very confident that Laura's story had little to no mileage left in it, so I was taken aback by the 'divine intent' angle they've come from with her. Laura’s death, imbued with some higher truth. That she didn’t die for nothing. It’s either nihilistic or poignant. Maybe it’s both, I don't know. I like it a lot, and the scene with Senorita Dido is one of The Return's most deeply moving moments for me. I'm really intrigued to see how Lynch and Frost take a returning Laura, and keep her important and fresh. The last thing I would want is gratuitous waving of Laura in our faces as a shortcut to emotional involvement; a crime the original show bordered on sometimes.
I hope so bad for Harry. To be honest, I can't see how this ending is going to be "spectacular" at all yet. I just can't predict anything other than some plot threads closing as we've guessed. I can't say The Return has entirely lived up to the hype for me thus far, I'd built a very different picture in my head. Not that it hasn't had it's stunning moments and ideas, but I'll talk about my experience of it as a whole when it's over. A lot is riding on this ending being perfect, whatever that might be. I don't think I'd settle for anything less.