Well... this episode certainly had a MAJOR plot twist. Viewers knew that Malcolm was strong. Really strong. But, it appears that the viewers might have underestimated just how strong Malcolm really is. Dreyfuss' objective is to raise the four horsemen of the apocalypse to fundamentally alter the future into one that he controls entirely. His power really alters the storyline. One lovely side aspect of this episode is Thomas Mison's flair for the theater. He is a professionally trained actor and it shows (not that the other cast members are not, but Tom's clear love for treading the boards is evident).
This episode was a complete game-changer. We got to meet adult Molly. Although there were visions indicating Molly's future in prior episodes, no one was fully aware of this because young Molly couldn't readily elaborate on them. There was a lot of wittiness in this episode. It's one of the things I particularly value about Season 4 - it's clear, but subtle, breaking of the fourth wall. It's nice to see what Tom Mison is likely very capable of, and that's stage acting. He has a commanding presence. The conflict that Jenny feels about parting, but not wanting to leave the team is fascinating. I liked the nod to Jake's abilities without making fun of him for nerdiness. That gets old very quickly. I would like to see him a little less dense about how people around him feel, but he's confusing what he's seeing, and that's not unheard of. The twist of Crane becoming the Horseman of War was completely unexpected, and it wasn't even spoiled in the Twitter timeline! (That's honestly amazing). In fact, even the girl being Molly was not an obvious thing.
It's probably time to discuss the continuing audience angst over killing Abbie last year, and people's outright desires to see the show fail. I'm fully aware of the anger people felt at the death of a lead POC. But, the storyline needed refreshing and there was really likely no other way to achieve this without resetting one of the Witnesses. And, basically, it wasn't going to be Crane. I felt that they were respectful, and continue to be respectful, to Abbie's character (I'm not going to address anything OFFSCREEN, because I really do not have any reliable information on that). This season, the casting was great, we still get very talented POC and everyone seems to really enjoy being with everyone else. The stories have been interesting and quirky, and at least a little thrilling. All of that is what attracted me to the show in the first place. And, the special effects, location and scenery have been superb. I see throwbacks to Len Wiseman's pilot techniques and lighting. So, I for one hope to see at least another season, and I'm very appreciative of what they've accomplished this year. It's too bad people read into what happened and have deprived themselves of an entertaining show.