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Season four of servant begins with imaginative, stylized camera work and exciting, dramatic interactions with an electrifying start. The horror elements are further amplified too, and that dark, sarcastic humor returns thanks to an outstanding performance from Rupert Grint. This is promising stuff, but the creatives have a monumental task to finish this show respectably.
We’re reviewing the Apple TV+ series Servant Season 4, which has no significant spoilers.
Much like the residents of the Turner household have become fixated on the haunting yet beautiful brownstone they reside in, rarely straying from the comfort and confines of its beguiling walls, so have fans fallen over the years also difficult to leave the property itself. This is addicting and yet frustrating Apple Original Series has been raising die-hard fans for four years, leading to much debate and a wealth of theories online, all of which make up the fourth and final season of servant a little bitter.
Can executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (The sixth Sense), creator Tony Basgallop and the creative team create the seemingly impossible and finish it servant in a satisfactory way? Critics have only been gifted the first three parts of season four so far, so it’s hard to judge here, but things are starting off promising.
Servant season 4 review and plot synopsis
The Turner family has been through a lot in the years following the traumatic death of their thirteen-week-old son, Jericho. In a moment of madness, they agreed to use a reincarnated doll to make up for mother Dorothy’s psychotic breakdown, and then allowed that fantasy to flourish by hiring a stranger’s nanny to take care of said doll . this nanny, Leanne Grayson (Nell Tiger Free), replaced the doll with a real baby and brought her strange, (presumably) supernatural tendencies into the household, infecting Dorothy’s friends and family with her troubled faith and dangerous past.
Season three ended with Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) tried to flee the house in the middle of the night with her baby, but Leanne found her fleeing and summoned the others. The gang tried to persuade an almost hysterical Dorothy to stay, and she fell backwards down the stairs. Leanne managed to grab Jericho at the last minute, but Dorothy could not be saved. In season four, Dorothy returns home in the hospital after a painful seizure and recovers from the spinal injuries she sustained. Apparently she blames Leanne for the accident, and their old rivalry reignites in the best of spirits.
However, Leanne has other problems to contend with, chiefly the aggressive advances from her old cult, the Church of the Lesser Saints. And she continues to gather an army of supporters to aid her in her fight against these violent cult members. This fight provides an atmospheric sense of foreboding and gives the filmmakers a chance to prove their horror credentials. servant is full of inventive camera techniques and alluring tension. M. Night Shyamalan’s admiration for Alfred Hitchcock rubs off on everyone involved, particularly in the camerawork and certain narrative choices, leading to an electrifying opening.
Is Servant Season 4 Good?
If you have watched the first three seasons of servant then you don’t need to do any convincing to look at the fourth and final entry. But fans will want to know if the final season lives up to expectations and ends satisfactorily. There are also many questions that remain unanswered. Will Dorothy remember the traumatic event that was holding her back all along? Where did the replacement baby come from exactly? And is Leanne actually supernatural and has superpowers? If the showrunners can answer these questions in an acceptable manner, this could be a finale for the ages.
As I said, the fourth season starts off well. This is expertly crafted filmmaking with an intriguing overarching story. Harry Potter graduates Rupert Grint is a revelation as Dorothy’s alcoholic brother Julian. He may provide the comic relief, but he also has an intriguing redemption story of his own. The camerawork is imaginative and stylized as the show leans happily into its more outlandish plot beats with raw enthusiasm. I don’t think fans will be disappointed with the series’ riveting opening episodes, but the quality of this all-important finale and the prospects for a fitting conclusion remain to be seen.
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