Hester Prynne wrote:I'm sort of torn - while part of me is dying for a Season 4, there's also a part of me that is fine with Season 3 being the conclusion. Lynch and Frost are older and another season is such a huge amount of work, and if there is a Season 4, we'll be asking for a Season 5, 6, etc. - don't want them to end up hating it and just ending it. Season 3 was a gift we thought we'd never see after two decades - whether you loved it or hated it. Part of me wants them to leave the ending as Season 3 - end it on a high note and close the chapter. Yes, the ending is perplexing and ends with another mystery, but it's a perfect ending for the series.
Okay - having said all of that, if a Season 4 is in the works behind the scenes, I wonder if Showtime is waiting to announce later this year after the final season of Game of Thrones has aired and some of the hype has died down.
I'm also kind of torn. I know I feel a lot better about the end of season 3 being "THE END" than I ever did about how season 2 ended. People tried to tell me for years that season 2's ending was "open ended," but to me...it's a damn cliffhanger, no way around it. I mean, Coop being trapped in the Lodge, while having an evil version of himself assume his life and wreak havoc is a cliffhanger. As are the dangling fates of Audrey, Ben, Leo, and to a lesser extent, Nadine, Ed and Norma. If we never got an answer to those particular questions, it would have bugged me till my dying day.
But I don't feel the same way about season 3. In the case of Coop, I feel like I got closure. He got out of the Lodge, cleared his name, defeated his evil doppelganger AND Bob, and got to say farewell to his friends (even Harry, via his brother). Sure, he's in some alternate reality/timeline now, but that feels literally open ended. What happens now? Who knows! Maybe I don't feel the same sense of peril about his circumstances. I guess that's a personal thing.
The only character I feel I tinge of unresolved feeling for is poor Audrey. In my mind, I've come to a conclusion about what happened to her, but it's such a sad ending, the fanboy in me wanted something else. Plus I really wanted a Coop/Audrey reunion of some kind. I think I may only want season 4 for that reason.
So yeah, I'm torn. If they announce a season 4, amazing. If not, well....season 3 and both of Frost's books gave me WAY more Peaks than I ever thought I'd get less than four years ago, and gave me more answers than I ever thought I'd get, while leaving more tantalizing questions about the world of Peaks to continue to ponder and theorize about.