Larry David’s lengthy operating comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm returned for a whopping ninth season this yr, and it did not disappoint. We noticed loads of new conditions for Larry to deliciously mess up, in addition to new visitor stars like Lauren Graham, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Banks. This Sunday introduced the season finale, titled “Fatwa!”, which can or not might not find yourself being the present’s collection finale– contemplating David’s haphazard custom of taking years off between seasons. And with the manufacturing of Larry’s musical with Lin Manuel-Miranda coming to a fever pitch, the collection leaned on its visitor star and had Curb go full Hamilton.
The episode opens with rehearsals mounting for Fatwa the musical, based mostly on Larry David’s persecution by the Ayatollah for almost all of the season. Hamilton scribe and actor Lin Manuel-Miranda and Darry proceed to butt heads, with Miranda regularly bulldozing over Larry’s inventive contributions in regards to the challenge. Whereas Larry has a battle with producer about outfit repeating, Miranda endlessly pisses of the present’s costume designer.
Finally the entire episode’s confrontations come to forward when Larry insults Lin Manuel-Miranda’s household, after internet hosting his swinging cousins for a number of nights in his house. This can not stand, and Lin challenges him to a Hamilton-esque duel because the forged and crew of the musical attend a paintballing journey. They load their pistols (with Nick Offerman serving as referee), and Larry by chance shoots Miranda behind the throat. This cartoon model of Hamilton‘s penultimate tune is completely ridiculous, and is the results of the previous couple of episode’s battle.
General, Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm felt way more cohesive and plot-driven than the present has ever been. The primary battle surrounding Larry and the Ayatollah was a throughline all through the entire episodes, and reared its head once more within the finale. Along with the musical “Fatwa”, the ultimate moments of the finale introduced into query whether or not or not Larry was really pardoned. After his battle with Lin Manuel-Miranda stopped the musical in its tracks, Larry was as soon as once more accosted for the fatwa, and the season closed with him operating for his life.
Along with the season lengthy battle, Curb Your Enthusiasm additionally introduced in a bunch of traditional visitor stars from the present’s tenure. A few of Larry’s many enemies confirmed up whereas he was below investigation for the fatwa, together with Michael J. Fox, “Automotive Pool Lane’s” Monina, and “The Ski Elevate’s” Lisa (Mo Collins). This felt like a not so refined nod to the controversial Seinfeld finale, the place the teams’ numerous foes returned whereas they had been arrested. Cheryl Hines additionally returned this season as Larry’s ex-wife, who started courting frenemy Ted Danson. General, Season 9 was way more plot pushed than a few of its predecessors, whereas nonetheless feeling very very similar to the identical present we all know and love.