Barry Season 3 Episode 5 Recap ‘crazytimeshitshow’ and Ending, Explained – By hitting on multiple rewarding story developments and the writers’ making risky choices, Barry continues to pay off in big ways. Anthony Carrigan and Sarah Goldberg’s “crazytimesh*tshow” is a notable episode.
As it enters the second half of its third season, ‘Barry‘ comes to an intriguing conclusion. The 5th episode of Season 3 is titled ‘crazytimeshitshow,’ and it puts the titular hitman in the backseat, allowing the consequences of the termination of his relationships with Cousineau and Sally to carry the narrative forward. While Sally and Cousineau appear to be doing well in Barry’s absence, the hitman-turned-actor is looking for ways to continue his quest for forgiveness.
However, the stunning reappearance of a character from Barry’s past, unanticipated twists in the city’s mafia landscape, and Fuches’ schemes all point to a bleak future for Barry. Viewers must be wondering how the episode’s conclusion relates to Barry’s mounting problems.
In that case, allow us to offer our two cents on the season 3 episode 5 finale of HBO ‘Barry’!
Barry Season 3 Episode 5 “Crazytimeshitshow” Recap
The fifth episode, titled “crazytimeshitshow,” begins with a flashback to Barry’s time in the US Marines, during which he assists an injured soldier. Agent Albert Nguyen arrives at the LAPD office and meets Detective Mae Dunn, and the scene immediately switches to the present. He vows to assist the LAPD in finding Janice Moss’ killer.
Meanwhile, Sally wakes up to see her visage on the streaming service’s home screen. Sally walks out for coffee later, expecting to bask in her newfound celebrity. She quickly discovers, though, that her series isn’t showing up on the streamer.
Sally confronts the head of content for the streaming service and discovers that her show has been cancelled. Furthermore, the executive provides her with a nonsensical excuse for the cancellation of the show. In the producer’s office, Sally has a nervous breakdown, and her assistant tries to calm her.
Cousineau also makes use of the opportunities presented by the goodwill earned by his work with Barry. Cousineau begins to atone for his previous actions, apologising to a producer for throwing tea at him.
Fuches keep turning the families of Barry’s victims against the hitman who poses as an actress. Meanwhile, Barry discusses his separation with Sally with Hank and Cristobal. The mobsters make an attempt to understand Barry.
However, it is clear that Barry suffers from severe fury issues, as both men openly admit to Barry. They counsel him to reclaim Sally’s affection with little gestures. Alina, Fernando’s daughter, and Cristobal’s wife, come in Los Angeles after Fernando’s death.
Nguyen dismisses the claim that “The Raven” killed Moss at the LAPD station. He is adamant about questioning the Chechen mobsters and making sure their stories match Hank’s evidence. Alina is preparing to strike the Chechen hideout and ambushes Hank at his residence.
Hank takes refuge in a closet, but Alina discovers a photograph of Hank and Cristobal, exposing her husband’s betrayal. Cousineau discovers during a dinner party, that his apologies would never be enough to make up for the harm he has caused in the past. In the end, Barry has a fortuitous encounter with Sally, which opens the possibility of the two reconciling.
Do Barry and Sally Reconcile at the End of Season 3 Episode 5?
Barry returns his keys to Sally’s apartment in the last act of the episode. However, before he can depart, Sally arrives home, heartbroken by the termination of her show. Sally, who is crying, urges Barry to leave quietly. However, knowing the hitman’s past, Barry tries to console Sally inappropriately.
Sally’s former boyfriend tries to console her as she expresses her disappointment to Barry. However, the manner in which Barry expresses his support is quite perplexing. He threatens to sue the streaming executive who cancelled Sally’s show.
As Sally watches in bewilderment, Barry continues to speak, his idea becoming increasingly bizarre and unsettling. Sally finally breaks down and asks Barry to go. As he continues to pose as two distinct individuals in front of the public, it is clear that the unpleasant aspects of Barry’s existence are seeping into his personality.
The irony is that the part-time hitman is the furthest away from becoming an actor, a profession he sees as a path out of his criminal background. Sally sees Barry’s twisted nature for the first time at the end of the film, and that should be enough for her to distance herself from him. As a result, a reunion between the former couple is doubtful.
The episode concludes with the previous episode’s mother-son combination attempting a hit on Barry that comically backfires. However, the scene foreshadows that the hitman will be pursued, as multiple groups conspire to assassinate Barry. As a result, the episode concludes on a suspenseful note, leaving viewers to worry if Barry will hit another rock bottom.
Barry Season 3 Episode 5 Review
I have long praised Barry’s pacing and episode durations. The show progresses at a rapid pace, propelling the plot ahead with energetic energy. However, “crazytimesh*tshow” may be the first episode in the series to feel bloated.
This week’s episode not only continues Sally’s Hollywood journey, but it also reintroduces Barry’s old Marine buddy Albert Nguyen as an FBI antagonist, continues to follow Julie (Annabeth Gish) and her son as they plot to kill Barry, introduces a new scorned woman from Gene’s past, and finds Fuches trying to stir up more trouble with Taylor’s sister.
There are a lot of moving components, and they’re all interesting in their own way, so we’re disappointed that we don’t get to spend more time with them. This is a good problem to have in the broad scheme of things! Barry launches a lot of balls into the air, and they’re all capturing our attention; all I want is for them to start to land in ways that draw our attention back to Barry and his story.
As previously stated, the episode opens with a flashback to Barry’s Marine days, as we see Albert being shot and Barry desperately trying to heal his pal. In the current day, we find that Albert is employed by the FBI and has been tasked with investigating the murder of Janice Moss. Albert can tell right away that “The Raven” is a load of nonsense and that the LAPD has been completely inept.
Although Albert mentions that Barry is involved in the case, his quick reaction implies that he does not believe he is. He asks that the Los Angeles Police Department mobilise and apprehend the Chechens at their plant supply front.
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Cristobal’s wife, Elena (spelling not immediately available to me at the time of publication, apologies!), travels in the United States in search of vengeance for her father’s death. She directs the remaining Bolivians to conduct a raid on the Chechens, and they arrive at the Chechen base of operations at the same time as the cops, just as one of Hank’s men is using FaceTime to show the elder Chechen mobsters the lay of the land.
It’s a chaotic scene, taken from an overhead perspective, to give the raid a feeling of size. The already declining numbers of Chechens and Bolivians appear to be shrinking much further.
Meanwhile, Barry is depressed once more following his divorce with Sally. He seeks advice from Hank and Cristobal, which seems foolish at first, but Hank has some insightful things to say. He correctly points out that Barry’s double existence has turned him into a pressure cooker on the verge of exploding. He advises him to try to show Sally his true self, or at least a portion of it.
Barry chooses to build a collage to depict his true personality, using photographs of Michael Jordan and Ohio, because he has the emotional maturity of a school child. Sally, on the other hand, is too consumed with her own drama to absorb Barry’s attempt to open up.
Sally’s program, ‘Joplin,’ has apparently been cancelled. Sally is summoned to a conference after briefly appearing on the homepage of the fictional streaming service Banshee, where she finds that Joplin isn’t hitting the correct “taste clusters.”
It’s yet another spot-on parody of Hollywood’s inconstancy and how much creative decision-making is now influenced by “the algorithm.” Natalie offers Sally a moving speech about how inspiring it has been to observe her creative process and work ethic, but it isn’t enough to keep Sally from feeling as if the world is dying.
When she returns to her apartment and finds Barry, she informs him of the situation, and Barry tries to provide some advice of his own. Barry advises breaking into the Banshee executive’s home and photographing her sleeping or “changing the furniture, so she believes she’s shrinking” in a subtle, frightening tone.
Barry’s nonchalant tone makes his mounting threats all the funnier, and it’s another fantastic moment of black comedy. Sally, like everybody else, is outraged and insists that Barry go. Despite previous hints, this was the first time Barry truly removed the veil to reveal his true personality, and Sally recoiled in horror. It’ll be fascinating to see how he approaches her from here.
Gene, on the other hand, is slowly coming to terms with the second chance that Barry has given him. Gene looks to be forgetting about what Barry has done and focusing on his redemption, whether it’s gaining an enlarged role and recognition for his work on Laws of Humanity or being able to buy his son home to make apologies.
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He visits Joe Mantegna’s house party, and while he is appreciative for his former colleague’s hospitality, another partygoer is less forgiving. Annie, who used to be in a relationship with Gene and directed him in productions, claimed that once their relationship ended, Gene blackballed her in NYC and LA, effectively ruining her career as a director. Gene’s apology trip appears to be continuing, but when will he return his attention to Barry?
Finally, Fuches reappears and pays a visit to Taylor’s sister, who perished in the bungled bum-rush on the Bolivian airfield in season one. It appears that a large army of dissatisfied relatives of Barry’s victims is being formed, but Fuches played a role in both of these cases, and it’s only a matter of time until that is disclosed.
Julie and her kid attempted to take Barry out following his altercation with Sally. Still, Julie accidentally shoots her son in the stomach, demonstrating why people hire specialists like Barry in the first place.
As I already stated, this episode is jam-packed and succeeds in presenting all it does, but you still wish there was more time spent studying Gene’s mental state and where his feelings for Barry lie, or Barry trying to figure out what went wrong with Sally. A little more focus on character moments may elevate this already fantastic programme to new heights, but this is the tiniest of quibbles.
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