The final season of this implausible juggernaut is a slight improvement over its inconsistent third season, but it’s not particularly cohesive, either. The multiple plot threads that carry through the season are often difficult to follow because there’s so much happening at once, and the writing isn’t particularly funny or strong. What mostly works this time are the characters, who are thankfully less loopy this time around, and the show manages to guide them along to conclusive narrative arcs. Ellie Kemper’s performance is still as charming and energetic, but at this point the character has become reductive and limiting for the talented performer. It’s here that the show’s potential has reached its limit, and it thankfully ends just as it wears out its welcome.
Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)