The third and final season of Lock and Key was a complete and utter disappointment. This show clearly went one season too long. I’ve never been a big fan of the show, but it always held my interest. Mostly it was the concept of the show, with all of the keys and how they can be used was very creative conceptually. It was enough to overcome many of the show’s flaws, but this season was just a trainwreck.
There were so many things wrong with the final season, it’s hard to figure out where to start. The show’s writing has always been weak. There are gaps in logic that have always been problematic, but the characters’ dialogue has also been subpar. To make matters worse, this subpar dialogue is delivered by some really lousy actors. I had never heard of any of these actors prior to watching the show, and I don’t anticipate seeing much of them afterward. With a couple of exceptions, they seemed to be scraping the bottom of the barrel of Hollywood talent.
Storywise, the show falls apart this season. When it first started, only a few of the characters knew about the keys, and the show worked better that way. By season 3, it seemed as if every character on the show, no matter how insignificant they were, knew about the keys. Not only was the wedding scene unnecessary, but then Duncan is gone for the rest of the season, so what was the point of it? Kinsey’s boyfriend had about five minutes of screen time all season. Tyler’s new girlfriend driving across the country because he hadn’t shown up for work for a few days was utterly ludicrous—and they weren’t even a couple at that point. This season was just so bad in so many ways. Fortunately, the episodes were short, and mercifully it came to an end.