Search Party Season 3 Finale Recap: The Verdict Is In — Are Dory and Drew Heading for the Slammer?

(Yeah, we’d still watch that.) Will Season 4 be held entirely in prison? So Dory’s going to tackle the rest of the trial herself, but before we return to court, we start with Chantal who receives a troubling phone call from William telling her to burn everything. RELATED STORIES

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We’re no legal experts, but firing your representation right before the verdict for your murder trial drops? It seems she may have also parted ways with her sanity and rationality. That’s… a choice. Look, we all know Dory and Drew are guilty, but parting ways with lawyer Cassidy Diamond on the sole basis of her not believing their (fake) story is absurd! Seconds later, the FBI busts in claiming she’s under arrest for securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and a slew of other crimes. Is Dory so invested in her lies that she actually believes they’re innocent?
Dory denies knowing April’s whereabouts, but Drew doesn’t believe her. I can’t even tell anymore, but I think it might be Option No. But she quadruples-down on the “fact” that she didn’t do it. He was her friend and it’s awful to be accused of murdering a friend. But what I didn’t know is that it is so scary what could happen when you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
She continues on, saying that she misses Keith. “You remember the obelisk, Dory?” he asks. She turns to tell Drew that she hopes they can move past this and get married. It’s such a phenomenal performance that it’s hard to tell whether or not Dory believes her own lies at this point. Inside, I’m just a little girl who wants to go home. I’m lost and I’m broken and I just want to go home, please, please,” she begs the jury. “Will you just admit that we killed Keith because you don’t even say that anymore?” He thinks her brain is sick and that she actually thinks she’s innocent, which causes him to start losing his mind. “I never touched that obelisk… you did,” she replies. Portia, who now seems all rekindled with Dory following her rat-infested kidnapping, jumps to Dory’s defense. 1. Despite being called a slut and a murderer and evil, she can see why Polly said what she did. “I don’t even know who I am anymore. At a meeting with the four (former?) friends, Drew slams the murder weapon down on the table, demanding to know what happened to April. I miss the old Dory.”
Their day of reckoning finally comes and in court, we’re treated to this magical exchange:
Portia: “Ell, do you think we’re the most famous people in the world right now?”
Elliot: “I hope so.”
Portia: “Me too.”
Do we love these people, hate them, or love to hate them? The time comes for Dory to give her closing statement, and she tells the court she isn’t afraid of what people think of her anymore. The police reports don’t tell the full story, she says. He counters: “I don’t know who you are. “I can’t know something that I don’t know, and I can’t make up answers because that wouldn’t be the truth. Prosecutor Polly gives her closing statement, homing in on Dory’s DNA being found at the crime scene and, more or less, just annihilating her character.

Dory goes back to her apartment and takes a long, hard look in the mirror. Stupid!” (Michaela Watkins is always a treat, isn’t she?)
After court is adjourned, Dory walks into the hallway in a daze, until Polly catches up to her. They aren’t there, of course, but once Dory reclaims her senses, she’s tackled hard off-screen and knocked unconscious. (So, uhh, can we have Season 4 now-ish?)
Did Drew and Dory deserve to go free? “Watch where you go because murderers are walking around! Only she’s not in prison. Her stalker apparently isn’t dead, as formerly reported, and we see him reflected in that very same mirror. She smiles, but then sees visions of April and Keith behind her. “Today may not be your reckoning, but there will be one. Polly barks at the jurors, telling them that they’re all stupid. When the verdict is in, the judge calls the jury back into the courtroom. Grade the finale and season below, then tell us your thoughts in the Comments! I guarantee it,” Polly says. The foreman reads the results and the jury finds the defendants: not guilty. We cut back to the shaved, prison-Dory we saw in the first episode. Hmm, a bit of foreshadowing there? She’s chained to a chair and being held captive by her stalker. Take Our Poll–
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