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Servant Season 4 Review – Will the Apple Original horror series end with a bang?

January 10, 2023

The post Servant Season 4 Review – Will the Apple Original horror series end with a bang? first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.

We review the Apple TV+ series Servant Season 4, which contains no significant spoilers.

Just as the denizens of the Turner House have become fixated on the haunting yet beautiful Brownstone building in which they reside, rarely straying from the comforts and confines of its alluring walls, fans have also struggled to leave the property. themselves over the years. This addictive but frustrating Apple original series has teased die-hard fans for four consecutive years, leading to much debate and an abundance of theories online, all of which make up the fourth and final season of Servant a bit more bittersweet.

May Executive Producer M.Night Shyamalan (The sixth sense), creator Tony Basgallop and the creative team achieves the impossible and ends Servant in a satisfying manner ? So far, critics have only received the first three installments of the fourth season, so it’s hard to make that judgment here, but things are off to a promising start.

Servant Season 4 Review and Plot Summary

The Turner family has been through a lot over the years following the traumatic death of their thirteen-week-old son, Jericho. In a moment of madness they agreed to use a reborn doll to compensate for mother Dorothy’s psychotic depression and then allowed that fantasy to grow further with the hiring of a weird nanny to look after said doll. This nanny, Leanne Grayson (Nell Tiger Free), replaced the doll with an actual baby and brought her strange (presumably) supernatural tendencies into the house, infecting Dorothy’s friends and family members with her deranged beliefs and dangerous past.

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Season three finished with Dorothy (Lauren Ambroise) trying to escape the house with her baby in the middle of the night, but Leanne found them running away and summoned the others. The gang tried to persuade a nearly hysterical Dorothy to stay, and she fell backwards down the stairwell. Leanne managed to grab Jericho at the last minute, but Dorothy couldn’t be saved. In season four, Dorothy returns home after a painful battle in the hospital, recovering from spinal injuries she suffered. Obviously, she blames Leanne for the accident, and their old rivalry reignites in full swing.

Leanne has other issues to deal with though, primarily the aggressive advances of her former cult, the Church of the Little Saints. And she continues to gather an army of followers to aid her in her battle against these violent cult members. This fight gives an atmospheric sense of foreboding and allows the filmmakers to showcase their horror credentials. Servant is full of inventive camera techniques and alluring tension. M. Night Shyamalan’s adoration of Alfred Hitchcock rubs off on everyone involved, especially in the camerawork and certain narrative choices, making for an electrifying opener.

Is Servant season 4 any good?

If you watched the first three seasons of Servant then you won’t need convincing to watch the fourth and final entry. But fans will want to know if the final season lives up to expectations and ends satisfactorily. There are also many questions that remain unanswered. Will Dorothy remember the traumatic event she’s been suppressing all this time? Where exactly does the replacement baby come from? And is Leanne really supernatural and super powerful? If the showrunners can answer these questions in an acceptable way, this could be a finale for the ages.

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As I said, the fourth season is off to a good start. This is an expertly crafted movie with a compelling overarching story. Harry Potter old students Rupert Grint is a revelation as Dorothy’s alcoholic brother, Julian. It may provide comic relief, but it’s also about an intriguing redemption story. The camerawork is inventive and stylized, while the show gleefully leans into its more outlandish plot with boisterous enthusiasm. I don’t think fans will be disappointed with the show’s engaging opening episodes, but the quality of this all-important finale and the prospects for a proper conclusion remain to be seen.

What did you think of season 4 of the Apple TV+ series Servant? Comments below.

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