Bordertown: Season 3

  • 30 May - 05 Jun, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

The crime thriller series is back, and this time it seems darker than usual. The final season of Bordertown takes off from where it left last season and plunges right into heinous crimes. The season opens with Kari Sorjonen (Ville Virtanen) and his daughter Janina (Olivia Ainali) struggling to come to terms with Kari’s wife Pauliina’s (Matleena Kuusniemi) imminent death, as her brain tumour gets worse. Back in the police department, Lena Jaakkola (Anu Sinisalo) has gone off the grid and is hiding somewhere in Russia, while the Finland SCU (Special Crime Unit) is looking for her. Back in Lappeeranta, Lena’s daughter Katia (Lenita Susi) is charged with the felony of carrying and shooting firearm, in an attempt to save Kari and Janina. As soon as these new events start to sink in, we are presented with an all new series of gory murders, and in the middle of Kari’s attempt to solve them, his wife passes away. Over the course of the next nine episodes, the series covers what it is known for - an array of crimes. It is almost difficult to say what takes precedence - the criminal cases or the characters’ journeys. There’s murder, suspense, Lena and Kari’s newly evolving work chemistry and the struggles of Janina and Kari to deal with Pauliina’s death, in their individual way. Overall, the final season appears to be much graver and depressive than the previous seasons. However, as grim as the show’s narrative might be, the third season has a little treat in store for the audience. Most importantly, the winter visuals also help connect back to the plotlines. The series was packaged as a classic crime procedural, with most of the action taking place indoors.

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