While the conclusion of the episode finally reveals the answer to the slow build that occurs throughout this story, and when it does come you sit there and think ‘oh right, yes, that does work well’, it just doesn’t bring any real excitement to me about the whole thing.
By this I mean that as with an episode like “The Trouble With Templeton” which has a similarly obscure theme throughout, I found that the whole story became alive with the conclusion once we knew what the whole build up was coming to. I enjoy watching it again because of it. Yet here with “Twenty Two”, I find that the conclusion, as well written and executed as it is in a similar way, doesn’t make the episode any more enjoyable to watch again. Perhaps it is the way that it is set in a hospital and deals with an anguished mind on the verge of cracking that hinders that enjoyment. I’m not sure, but while the end justifies the way the story is laid out, I am not enamoured enough to recommend watching it more than others.
Rating: Get me to the morgue on time. 3/5