Moriarty’s talk about how this new season was a defining part for Annie makes us look back season 3 and wondered if there were any missed opportunities for a definite moment there. A lot of her stories revolve around her frustration with Hughie (Jack Quaid), who wants to be as strong as a super person like her. After the pair appeared to be on the verge of breaking up, Hughie realized he didn’t have to be a super to be strong. Instead, he learns to focus on the strengths he already has and embraces his status as an ordinary dude.
This all culminates in the super big battle in the finale, where Hughie sees Annie lose the battle to Soldier Boy. He quickly considers taking Compound V temporarily to save her, but instead chooses to help her in a healthier way: by turning on the lights in the room and giving Annie an unprecedented amount of power to use.
It’s a nice way to end the plot, except for the fact that Annie’s massive attack on Soldier Boy is… a bit overwhelming. The show builds it up as if Annie is about to unleash some new powers we haven’t seen before, but all she does is defeat Soldier Boy. All he had to do was dust himself off a bit, and he was fine. Since Soldier Boy was written out of the story a few minutes later anyway, the screenwriters could at least let Annie do a bit more damage than she does here.
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