Misfits: Episode Twenty-One (Series 3 Finale)
April 5, 2023 7:09 AM - Season 3, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Jonas, the newest superpowered person to turn up at the community center is a medium who can conjure the dead... bad news when you consider how many people the gang has bumped off over the years.

Starring Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Thomas, and Matthew McNulty. Guest starring Alex Reid, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Danny Sapani, Mark Heap, and Matthew Steer.

Created by Howard Overman.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu, The Roku Channel, Pluto, and freevee. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total)
Jessica Brown-Findlay's church girl-gone-amoral libertine bit is really hilarious, until it's not.

So long, Alisha and Simon.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:10 AM on April 5 [2 favorites]

Even though I knew that some cast changes were coming, Alisha's death still feels like a fridging, especially since she got to use her new power, what, twice? And her death is Simon's motivation for going back. I hope that they can change both their fates (it shouldn't be impossible, since that was the whole basis of the now-lost reset button power). I'm also hoping that dealing with some of the quick-n-easy deaths of the past is a sort of foreshadowing that that's not going to be a thing going forward, since it's gotten kind of tiresome.

Really going to miss Simon, as he has had the best character arc by far. Iwan Rheon of course got a lot of attention for being in Game of Thrones, although he may have gotten typecast also; Inhumans didn't last very long, unfortunately, and I don't think that he's done a lot since (although he had a part in a recent film of Mozart's The Magic Flute). He apparently has a music career, maybe I'll get to see him do that sometime.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:28 AM on April 5

Iwan Rheon has worked relatively steadylily but a lot of what he has done has either been lower profile or based closer to his home in Wales. He did play Mick Mars in the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt and he had a recurring role on the ill-fated American Gods adaptation on Starz.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:32 AM on April 5 [1 favorite]

As far as time travel stories go, I'm more than fine with how this one played out.
posted by porpoise at 7:32 AM on April 5

Iwan Rheon was GREAT in The Dirt. Very different, totally a reason to watch that film. Also, definitely look up his music, he's very good.

I agree, Alisha getting murdered absolutely feels like a fridging. That makes two main female characters (Nikki/Ruth Negga being the other) they killed terribly and...none main male characters. I mean, they killed Nathan but he kept coming back. At the same time, really great use of the Jessica Findlay character.
posted by rednikki at 5:29 PM on April 6 [2 favorites]

So. I had read that Iwan Rheon was leaving the show (mistakenly thinking that he was going on to perverted glory in Game of Thrones but apparently he’d already filmed that?) (no, I’m right. This episode was aired in 2012 and the The Battle of the Bastards aired in 2016). Anyway. I did think knowing who was going to die when, that Alisha or Simon would do something! to thwart it. Sybil lashing out with the knife made no sense. She is called back to life to experience LIFE (“There is no God”, now that was funny) but instead ends up killing for “revenge”? What revenge? Sally and Tony’s reunion made sense. But thanks to the timey-whimey stuff, Simon had to leave to save Alisha the first time and now they’re in a time loop.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 6:49 PM on October 29

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