Lost in Space season 3 review – a warm farewell to the Robinson family

By Daniel Hart
Published: December 1, 2021 (Last updated: February 1, 2023)
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Lost in Space season 3 is a warm farewell in the best way. It doesn’t leave a sour taste in the ending and gives the fans a conclusive goodbye.

This review of Netflix’s Lost in Space season 3 does not contain spoilers.

One of the main strengths of this Netflix series is its theme on a family. When the Robinson family is at risk or separated or in a state of debate or confusion, Lost in Space excels. It’s no surprise that the writers opted for the same theme that has propelled this story for three seasons. I genuinely believe that making this the third and final season is a good decision. This is more of a family experience than a sci-fi extravaganza. The scope isn’t as broad as the visuals look.

Season 3 is the final journey to Alpha Centauri, dubbed the new home for the Robinson family and their acquaintances. At the end of season 2, the parents and children were separated after robots attacked them. They were left with no choice but to seperate and keep the children safe. Season 3 brings the consequences of that decision a year forward, with the children finding ways to get to Alpha Centauri on a dead planet while the adults fear and strategize against SAR. It’s a tempting premise for returning fans and one that will indeed aim to conclude on a high note.

Previous criticisms of Netflix’s Lost in Space exist in season 3. It still suffers from a writing problem with convoluted direction from scene to scene. However, at this point, we are so warmed by the character development that it can be forgiven that the topsy turvy approach still exists. The final season attempts to hammer as many plot points as possible, which is never the ideal approach when riding out a story, as it means squashing in as many answers for the finale.

But season 3 is certainly not a farewell tour. The real threat of SAR is luring, and the characters have to group together and brave their environments with sincerity and precision. I was impressed by the depth of the plot in season 3, with attempts to bring in origin stories and with many answers forthcoming.

Will is still the enigma, Judy is the smartest one, Penny is the wisest one, Maureen is the genius, and John is the strongest one. The fact that Lost in Space has stuck to the same traits is impressive to the character development. The writers have stayed true to what they always intended — creating authentic truths behind the characters.

And so, Lost in Space season 3 is a warm farewell in the best way. It doesn’t leave a sour taste in the ending and gives the fans a conclusive goodbye. That’s what audiences always want—something to hold on to. The final ever season certainly does that.

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