James Delaney’s plan to take all his allies and head to Noutka Sound seems like a bit of a pipe dream now, no?
The penultimate episode of Taboo: Season 1 sees Delaney’s best laid plans come crumbling around him, but they sort of needed to. This is not the type of show where the hero — no matter how flawed he is — moves forward in the linear direction he planned. Instead, it’s a narrative which has fits and starts, and circles back in on itself to offer character exploration and introverted reflection. And ultimately, Delaney’s journey isn’t about amassing wealth and living a happy life on a plot of land in America, any way.