The Season Three finale of Barry seemed like shades for Barry Berkman. All things considered, how might the tale of a hitman go on after he’s been taken into police custody? However, Bill Hader must have something at his sleeve, on the grounds that Barry is set to return for Season 4 with Hader at the director’s helm of each and every episode. As we at Esquire generally say: when in doubt, trust in Bill Hader. Here, we’re breaking down all that we are familiar about Season 4 up until this point.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Season 3 finale was additionally the series finale. Albert, Barry’s former Marine compatriot turned investigator, has at long last found that Barry is liable for the demise of Detective Janice Moss. Albert drags Barry out to the desert at gunpoint, but ultimately bestows mercy on screaming, crying Barry, who takes steps to change his ways. Yet, Barry apparently will not be chance to do better: Gene Cousineau tricks him into storming the home of Janice’s dad, where an LAPD SWAT team awaits to take him into custody. The series could end there, with Barry brought to account for his defining crime, yet Hader has different plans. As of late, he talked to Vulture about the choice to arrest Barry rather than kill him.
“Well dying, the story’s over, and I thought there was more story,” he said. “There’s only so long a guy can get away with this. I know I feel watching shows sometimes, ‘They’re trying to keep the thing going and now it’s getting ridiculous to keep the thing going.’ And so, I think he would get caught. He’s not Jason Bourne or Walter White. He’s not a genius. He’s a very dumb guy. And it made sense, the idea of Gene Cousineau wanting justice for Janice and then getting it by the end, but he has to go through a transformation himself to get it.”
In Season 4, it appears to be possible that we’ll see Barry in prison, where he might just run into his old handler Fuches. However, Hader teases that it won’t be a straight line from arrest to imprisonment. “I love true crime stuff, so this is just the part where it’s like, ‘And then he got caught, and then this happened,’” Hader told The Hollywood Reporter. “And there’s so much more to it.” As for what Gene does next in the wake of justice for his one true love and packing Barry off to prison, that is impossible to say.
“Well, certain things I can’t say, because it sets up stuff in Season Four, but I can say where Sally and NoHo Hank specifically end up this season and giving them Barry’s disease, like they murder people,” Hader told The Wrap. “That was something that, as we were looking at Season Four, it was kind of going like, ‘Oh, that could be interesting to just have their characters be different.’”
Concerning when we can anticipate Season Four, it’s impossible to say, yet with the Season Four writers’ room already hard at work, things are looking up.