Utilizing Libby’s baby as bait doesn’t work precisely as predicted, as a decoy Libby comes to Mallory Hunter’s door as an alternative of the true Libby. Nonetheless, Libby is observing from a location that’s shut sufficient to get her acknowledged by patrolling officers, together with Captain Doyle. Doyle tracks her down right into a lifeless-finish alley, however carelessness finds him taking his eye off of Libby lengthy sufficient to get stabbed and killed. It’s a grotesque demise for a loathsome character but it surely’s not precisely stunning. The minute we see Doyle and Libby in isolation, it’s clear which method issues are going to go.
The similar can’t be stated for the episode’s finish. Earlier than the climactic, cliffhanger ending to ”Last Exit to Brooklyn,” Sara confronts her emotions for John in essentially the most direct method that she will muster. John mainly pleads together with her to simply say the phrase, and he’ll finish issues with Violet, however Sara can’t deliver herself to vocalize what she desires. It nearly seems that she’s resigned herself to dropping John, however then she begins calling again, maybe realizing that it’s not flawed to acknowledge her love for John. It’s onerous to know precisely what her intention is in calling John again, however earlier than she will attain him, somebody enters her workplace.
Sara hopes that it’s John, however in actuality, a livid Libby steps out from the shadows demanding to know the whereabouts of her actual daughter. Sara tactfully handles the state of affairs as finest she will, talking as humanely to Libby as potential and promising to attempt to facilitate a gathering together with her daughter, but it surely isn’t sufficient. Libby is just too far gone, and she or he factors her weapon at Sara, however John arrives simply in time to knock her gun off its goal. Libby and John wrestle for the weapon as Sara flies after her father’s gun. After the mud settles, Libby has John by the throat and Sara has Libby in her crosshairs.
Though it’s a principally heavy episode, Kreizler and Karen have an amusing journey to a intercourse membership that after once more pushes Kreizler out of his consolation zone in a method that’s wholesome for the great physician. Karen is obtainable a job exterior of town and is actually ready for Kreizler to ask her to keep, however Laszlo’s inflexible formality is stopping him from expressing himself in the same method as Sara. I like the scenes between this pair in a vacuum, however as soon as once more, they simply really feel thus far faraway from the remainder of the proceedings. From the seems to be of it, Karen could also be leaving Kreizler for Freud.