So this will be a quick review of the last two episodes of Gangsta, which has taken me a while to catch up on. After the last episode, I was worried that the show was rushing to resolve all the open plot points, and it turns out I was right. Gangsta’s last two episodes manage to introduce an incredibly important plot point and set of characters and then proceeds to explain almost nothing about them. All in all, it feels like the first season of the series, with at least two more seasons on the way. But with the announcement of the studio’s closure, that’s probably not going to happen. So instead, we are left with a final two episodes that leaves the viewer utterly confused.
So in episode 11, we never see the main characters, and instead are treated to development of side characters and the guild getting completely wrecked by these so-called hunters. After plenty of fight scenes (if you can call them that) the guild’s leader wakes up, tells her crew to finish the two attackers off (what do you think they’ve been trying to do?) and then goes back to sleep. And then the hunters leave… that’s literally it. Before they do though, they say they are esminets. Of course this means nothing to us at the moment but the next episode Marco explains that he used to be one of them and what they are. Esminets are super-humans, who have power equaling or even surpassing Twilights.
As I waited for an explanation of how that is possible, I realized that the show wasn’t going to explain that, or any of the other questions that have been hanging for the entire series, because there are literally two episodes left.
Anyway, these esminets are used as hunters of Twilights and they apparently haven’t been a team for 15 years. But now they are back and apparently a leader of one of the big families has hired them and they are out to get Mr. Monroe, the Guild, Marco, and probably every Twilight or Twilight supporter in the show.
Since this super badass group of humans is out for Marco, of course they decide to go after Connie in the process, and much of the last two episodes is spent on setting this up. The problem is, it’s a set up for another season, which we now are pretty sure is never going to happen. Sure, I’d love to see Marco and Miss Cristiano go after these esminets to get connie back, but we don’t get to see that at all.
The show actually ends on Worick, who encounters one of the esminets at the Monroe mansion. In an awesome scene, Miles and Worick eventually take him down using downers that Worick keeps on him for Nic, but not before being stabbed and then thrown out a window. Lying on the Monroe mansion lawn, we hear Worick talk about the Twilights and esminets and his role, before the show fades to black.
If this show stated up front that there would be two or more seasons, or even the hope of 1 more, then I would be able to forgive an ending like this. As it is, this isn’t an open ending that makes me think, it’s a convoluted one that makes me confused. I am pretty positive that with the studio closing, we won’t see another season, and that’s incredibly disappointing for a show that had this much promise and style.