The season finale of Eastbound and Down aired on Sunday evening, but I just got around to watching it yesterday. If you hearken back to the premiere two months ago, I was unsure of how this season would go. I guess I couldn’t picture the show without the season one cast.
Although I had my doubts, and I’ve read some critical reviews, I thought it was a pretty hilarious season overall. After Stevie joined Kenny in Mexico in episode two, some notable guest stars (Don Johnson as Alberto Sanchez and Matthew McConaughey as Pat Anderson’s scout were particularly hilarious) rounded the new cast members off nicely.
The season finale, in which Kenny comes back to Shelby, North Carolina to make up with April, was a welcome return to the familiar faces from season one, including Kenny’s family, his drug addict friends at the bar and the staff at La Escuela (The School).
By now, fans of the show should know that Kenny got a big surprise from April, who has a Powers bun in the oven. This is an interesting and completely unexpected plot twist, and it definitely has me intrigued for season three.
My favorite quote from this season: “Just trust me…It’s better to be strangled by a necklace of Mexicans, than to be strangled by no one at all…”