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In the season three finale of Franklin & Bash, the past came back to bite them in the butt. Pindy goes under the microscope when new evidence reveals that he might’ve been the one to burn down Peter and Jared’s old house, a.k.a. the Man Cave. “Gone In A Flash” also gave us something we’ve been anticipating all season long: A handsome man whose name starts with an “R” and ends with an “e”.

The Players:

  • Director: Mike Listo
  • Writer: Kevin Falls
  • Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Heather Locklear, Malcolm McDowell, Tricia Helfer, Reed Diamond, Kumail Nanjiani

Episode Title: “Gone In A Flash”

A subpoena of Pindar’s computer reveals new evidence that he may have been responsible for the destruction of the Man Cave. An insurance fraud investigation is spearheaded (by guest star Jay Chandrasekhar) which ultimately incriminates the entire gang. Karp finally gets his shot before a judicial selection committee but quickly finds they know way too much about his past. Also, Infeld is finally able to make peace with his old foe.

The Good:

  • Pindar Investigation: We’re huge fans of Pindy, so whenever we get him in an episode, well, you can imagine our delight. Last night’s episode was heavy on the Pindy. He went under investigation for burning Peter and Jared’s old house, and had to prove his innocence even though the evidence kept mounting. We even got a neat video of him doing weird stuff like rolling on a ball and playing with action figures. Yup, it was weird, but hilarious.
  • Rob Lowe Cameo: Rob Lowe finally made his appearance on Franklin & Bash. He showed up, looking absolutely dashing, at Jared and Franklin’s beach BBQ party where his old enemy, Infeld, also happened to be. There was a hilarious confrontation between the two parties, mainly because Jared kept being a fanboy and not really standing his ground. In the end, Lowe and Infeld decided to bury the hatchet and that was that.

The Bad:

  • Love Montage: It’s been weeks since Charlie promised she’d be leaving for San Francisco, but somehow she’s still around. Last night, she finally decided to say “adios” in a super cheesy montage, where she serenaded Peter on his beach house balcony, Say Anything-style. The two then drank their Blue Moons by the beach only to get a ticket for drinking in public.
  • The Unlucky Karp: Rachel King goes after Damien’s dream job by sabotaging him. She plays dirty and he loses. Of course, this is good news for the actor (Diamond) because he’ll be back next season (if there is one). Still, we were hoping for Damien to rise from the ashes, redeem himself and get what he wanted all along. He deserved it.

Overall:

The Rob Lowe appearance was the big event of the season finale. The show built this anticipation and in the end, it paid off. Though the love montage was a bit cheesy for our taste, “Gone In A Flash” had a good amount of humor, thanks to Pindy.

Rating: 7.5/10

Franklin and Bash airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on TNT.

What did you think of last night’s episode?