In keeping with the show’s literary tradition, the finale follows its predecessors with another line from Berryman’s (rather depressing) poem 'Dream Song 29': Season 1 had ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’, Season 2 had ‘This Is Not For Tears’, Season 3 had ‘All The Bells Say’ and the Season 4 finale is titled 'With Open Eyes'. Here's what these titles tell us about the characters and the show.
Kendall prepares to take on his father when everything goes Pete Tong: he tries to buy drugs from a waiter, only for them both to drive off and crash into a lake. The next morning, Logan tidied up his mess so – at least in everyone else’s eyes – “nobody’s missing.”
Kendall finally has the gumption to be “the killer” and betray his father at the Waystar press conference. For him, it wasn’t the time for “tears”, but “thinking” – he had to let go of the guilt and not crumble into his dad’s arms like he did in the previous finale.
‘All The Bells Say’, is the most obvious: Kendall confesses to his siblings, and insists he’s “not a good person” – but they offer him comfort and tell him he’s not to blame. This inspires a united front and Hail Mary directed straight at their dad: they try to veto the GoJo sale.
If you've watched the finale, you know why ‘With Open Eyes’ was chosen for the finale.
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