Hey, everyone. RobBarracuda here, and it’s time to recap this week’s episode of Decker: Unclassified, “A New Hero”. We’ve reached the end of the season, so now it’s time to finally uncover what the deal is with the First Lady and her secret plot, along with a few other surprises because it’s Decker and are things ever as straightforward as they appear in this series?
The episode opens 7 years prior to 2076, with President Davidson Sr. on his death bead while his son looks on. With his dying breath, Davidson Sr. imparts a final message to his son: never forget Agent Jack Decker… and Davidson Jr.’s wife might be up to something evil and suspicious, but he dies before giving away the big reveal. Back in the present, Davidson Jr. draws the gathering to a close as Kington thinks of what to do about the First Lady’s scheme, visiting a house in Arlington after remembering that Decker has a son. After a little heart-to-heart with Decker Jr., Kington takes him to the Victorville Film Archives where he retrieves a videotape hidden in the archives. They both view the tape in a theater, which consists of an old recording of Decker Sr. at Lenoy’s bar where Decker Sr. addresses his son throughout, passing his legacy on to him and warning him of a grave threat coming from within the First Family. Kington then runs Decker Jr. through the same training regimen his father went through, eventually reaching Decker Sr.’s caliber.
Later that night, Madame Davidson is with her secretary and finally reveals her dark intentions: as it turns out, she is part vampire now, having been bitten by none other than Dracula himself. The famed vampire has constructed a doomsday device and plans to use it to kill all men in the human population. Meanwhile, Decker Jr. and Kington arrive at the White House where the two of them, joined by Davidson Jr., confront the First Lady and Dracula. In the ensuing conflict, the First Lady shoots Davidson in the chest followed shortly by a headshot to Kington before Decker Jr. finally places a bullet in her chest. He then fights Dracula who unfortunately escapes before the battle can be won, causing Decker Jr. to nearly commit suicide upon realizing he failed his mission. Suddenly, Davidson Jr. gets up from the ground and reveals that the bullet was blocked from piercing him by a videotape he had hidden in his suit: a little gift from Kington. With that, the episode and the season draw to a close. The end… for now?
This conclusion was… weird, even by Decker standards. Of all the things to build up to for the finale, they go with another confrontation with Dracula? If this is your first time watching anything Decker-related, the third season of the series followed agent Decker’s battle against Dracula, which famously ended with the story being cancelled before a proper conclusion could be reached, instead opting for two behind-the-scenes episodes documenting its production. The finale clearly attempts to go back to that climax and actually have a proper fight between Decker and Dracula, but it’s kind of over way too fast, especially considering how the build-up to it was basically non-existent. It feels like an anti-climax more than anything else, undoing the comedic potential that such an idea could have had. While this last episode was kind of a waste, the rest of the season was still pretty fun for what it was, and I’m wondering where this series will go from here, especially considering that Kington is now dead. Well, that’s all I have to say for now. This is RobBarracuda, and I’ll see you next time.
Note: if this particular slice of Tim Heidecker’s work is of great interest to you, the 8th season of On Cinema At The Cinema premiered online on Wednesday, and you can check that out right here.
Decker: Unclassified is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.
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