WARNING: Sorry this is so long. Must vent!!
OK. I am really, really, bummed that Quentin and Kit turned out to be The Carver. I could care less that I got it wrong (although I still think Liz would have been awesome! Love her!), I just can't believe that it ended up being the two people I could care less about and had no emotional attachment to. First off, people all over the place were guessing the "new creepy doctor" Quentin or the "new mysterious cop" Kit when they first appeared in town. You didn't think it would be either of them because, well, it would have been too obvious and no fun. I don't know how the "obvious choice" turning out to be The Carver is a good twist, just because they may have already been eliminated in our minds. I wasn't shocked, I was just disappointed. I will say it was an interesting little twist that they were brother and sister as a result of incest, but I would have rather that be a separate story about them and The Carver be someone else.
The first hour and a half of the show was awesome, but the last 30 minutes suddenly turned into a freakin' cartoon. Seriously, The Carver just jumps in and injects Sean and then peels his mask off to reveal it's Quentin? Dah-Daaaah! Huh? It was so not Nip/Tuck "oh my gosh! gasp! You've got to be kidding me!" it felt, just, sloppy. Then, that whole ridiculous scene where Sean and Christian were tied down and we get this crazy ass monologue from Quentin? I swear, I was waiting for someone to wake up from a dream. Parts of it produced a chuckle, like when Quentin was talking about killing Reah Reynolds and he said, "Reah? She OFFENDED me!!" Also, I am stunned that they fell back on that old "crazy person raised by nuns" idea with Quentin & Kit. Come on! That was lame! Not to mention, Kit and Quentin escaping to Spain, sitting by a pool drinking fruity drinks together? Lame, cliche, lame, cliche, lame..! And I don't care that Quentin was born without a penis!!!
To me, the best part was with Kimber and how her breast implants were sent to Christian in a bloody box (scary!!), then learning about everything the Carver did to her. Although, I don't like how she told Christian they couldn't be together anymore (is she crazy?...if she was gonna say that, they should have just killed her off!) I loved how they played an instrumental version of Coldplay's "fix you" during her surgery and the part where Christian kissed Kimber on the forehead--romantic! I will say that I loved seeing the return of Cherry Peck (girl, you know how to swing a shovel!) and the whole story with her and Matt. It was nice to see Matt go back to normal and be a good guy and I loved that he helped Cherry pick out make-up. The whole story with Matt's girlfriend's father was kind of weird, but I am glad they shot the f'er and I hope they threw him in the grave (something else we didn't get to see). I wish that Cherry didn't get her ding dong cut off though, that made me sad for her and tear up. BIG PROPS to the fab Willam who played the part of Cherry...awesome work! He's visited Tabloid Whore! before and I hope we get to see him (and Cherry) again on Season 4!
Oh yah, and so much for Ryan Murphy saying at the start of Season 2 that The Carver will be revealed in the last seconds of the show. Where was the cliffhanger? It doesn't even compare to last seasons with Christian being slashed by The Carver. I still love Nip/Tuck and will watch it as long as it's on...but I gotta say, I would have preferred the Carver turn out to be someone we were more invested in, so when we found out, it would have hit us with a bang.
Oh well, on to The Shield!
PS: Check out pobytes review of the Nip/Tuck finale. It's a good thing the two of us didn't go to Vegas and put bets on Liz being the Carver!