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All in all, good to see you again Drs. Troy and McNamara. I expect scandal, police interviews with the victims of Matt's crimes and their subtle digs at his poor execution of craft, and each patient crazier than the next.
The show was cutting-edge in many ways: the operating-room gore, the tone (cool, chic nastiness) and a willingness -- often exasperating, often perversely impressive -- to go waaaay over the top. Nip didn't just jump the shark, it pole-vaulted it.
It's clear from watching these episodes that the show's better days are behind it. It's actually appropriate that Nip/Tuck should go out this way, considering it frequently explores the uphill struggle to maintain youth and vitality as time marches on.
It was pretty much a guarantee that the final season of Nip/Tuck would be an ungainly mess, since that was the trajectory the show had been on since pretty much the beginning. But my oh my did it not disappoint in that respect.
I was pretty bowled over by the mature series of notes the show went out on. I think that's how it needed to be, given that it's been mercilessly and vacuously titillating viewers for far too long now.
I'm going to keep following Nip/Tuck's final season, and not just out of critic's duty: I'm genuinely curious to see if creator Ryan Murphy and his crew can... invest the show with a final burst of drama we can care about.