Last night, NBC aired what was the penultimate episode of “Aquarius,” and they are now leaving us in a position of great mystery going into the final episode of the season. Ultimately, there are two very different reasons for that.
1. Scheduling – For those wondering, there is a reason why there is no new episode of the David Duchovny show on this coming Saturday: NBC is airing a live gymnastics broadcast until we get around to 10:00 p.m. Eastern. That is why there is still an episode of “Hannibal” coming up next weekend; the competition will seemingly be over by then.
2. Renewal – We still have no clue what is going on with the second season of this show. They’ve already ordered it, and to un-renew it now thanks to its low ratings / Saturday timeslot would probably mean a pretty big financial penalty.
The thing you always have to remember with “Aquarius” is that it’s been online pretty much all summer. You can go watch the finale now on NBC.com if you really don’t want to wait, and there could be many people who already have. That’s what makes the ratings and the scheduling of this show so deceptive.
In case you have not seen it yet, take a look at what is the short synopsis for the finale below. Maybe it will help to tide you over until August 22 if you prefer to watch on TV:
“Emma returns as Mary goes into labor; Hodiak’s deal for Walt goes pear-shaped; Hodiak and Shafe’s investigation has unexpected consequences; Karn addresses an old problem.”
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