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Matt Thompson

Washington, DC
Executive Editor — The Atlantic

Executive editor of The Atlantic. Late of NPR. Board member for Center for Public Integrity.

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@macloo @harrisj @kissane True! It could have been in the cards from the beginning, given how effectively the show evolves to being about that relationship. I just think of it as accidental since the first season *so* doesn’t telegraph it’s heading that way.
@lenikacruz I found myself weeping all through the final two episodes, not out of sadness, exactly, but I think from being laden with thoughts and emotions. There’s a riff on a phoenix in the finale that is a deeply perfect scene.
@harrisj @kissane It quickly becomes somewhat material to the, er, metanarrative of the show that the creators started off making it a series about two men and the women who support them, and then discover a much more interesting show about a partnership between two women.
@harrisj @kissane Possibly! Plot wise, definitely. But it’s hard for me to think about how the ending of the show works if you don’t have that first season as a starting point.
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