'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' Season 2 Episode 10 Review: Season ends on a high note

With a record deal in their hand, Episode 10 titled ‘As High as Wu-Tang Gets’ opens with the members of the Wu-Tang Clan filming a music video


                            'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' Season 2 Episode 10 Review: Season ends on a high note
Ashton Sanders as Bobby Diggs aka RZA and Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis “D-Love” Coles aka Ghostface Killah in a still from ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Season 2 (Hulu)

Concluding Season 2 of ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’, Episode 10 finally aired on Wednesday, October 27. The previous episode was titled ‘C.R.E.A.M’ that originally refers to one of the clan’s original songs from their debut album ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. The latest and the final episode is called ‘As High as Wu-Tang Gets’ which is again a reference to one of the group’s original songs featured on their 2nd album, ‘Wu-Tang Forever’.

In the previous episode, the Hulu original series showed how the clan learned new tricks of the trade while trying to land a record deal. Like all the other episodes, they again dealt with their personal tragedies while trying their best to stay focused on the hustle. ‘Wu Tang: An American Saga’ has been created by RZA and Alex Tse. The show has been executively produced by the duo alongside Brian Grazer, Merrin Dungey, and Method Man. Wu Tang members namely Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and GZA serve as the consulting producers along with ODB.
 
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Shameik Moore as Sha Raider aka Raekwon and Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis “D-Love” Coles aka Ghostface Killah in a still from ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Season 2 (Hulu)

Plot

With a record deal in their hand, Episode 10 titled ‘As High as Wu-Tang Gets’ opens with the members of the Wu-Tang Clan filming the music video of their track ‘Protect Ya Neck’. The makers here try to show the essence of what really goes behind the scenes of a music video shoot. The first few minutes of the episode have been shot in greyscale with an intention to try to capture the imagination of the viewers.  

In one of the scenes, Sha Raider (Shameik Moore) and Dennis “D-Love” Coles (Siddiq Saunderson) recall their journey as they discuss how they became Raekwon and Ghostface Killah respectively. They reminisce the good old times while also remembering how much they sacrificed to reach here. The episode also shows the problems they face while filming the music video as Bobby Diggs aka RZA (Ashton Sanders) comes to the rescue with his unique ideas. 

Siddiq Saunderson as Ghostface Killah, Ashton Sanders as RZA, T J Atoms as ODB, and Shameik Moore as Raekwon in a still from ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Season 2 (Hulu)

Script

The makers of the show keep the last episode less tragic. They rather packed it with the clan’s achievements as they wrap up season two. In one of the episodes, it is surprising to see RZA having a laugh when his record label manager offers him to open for hip-hop heavyweights Run DMC for an event. The scene then cuts to clan members having a ball while picking out their best outfits for the big day.

Between all the drama, Divine (Julian Elijah Martinez), who takes care of the business side of the group, gives RZA a reality check about the terms and conditions mentioned in their contract. The makers introduce two new members to the clan which we assume will have a lot more screen space if season three happens. The new contract also creates a bit of tension between the members. We see Ason aka ODB (T J Atoms) getting into a physical fight with Bobby but eventually they sort out their misunderstandings. The last few minutes are packed with chaos, backstage politics as they belt out their hits at the event they have been eagerly waiting for. The season wraps up with Bobby and Divine discussing more albums and singles as the former says, “Wu-Tang is about to takeover yo.” The very last scene shows their records getting spoiled as rainwater enters their studio and damages their entire collection. Looking at season two’s ending, it seems the makers might come back for season three taking the story ahead.
 



 

Acting

The final episode of season two is not heavy on tragedies and rather celebrates the clan’s hustle. It was delightful to see Ashton Sanders, Julian Elijah Martinez, and Siddiq Saunderson having a ball in the final episode. Kudos to the makers here. The rest of the actors like T J Atoms, and Uyoata Udi too shine brightly despite getting less screen space. The episode could have been a bit shorter as we felt a few scenes were put just for the sake of it. In a nutshell, season two certainly ends on a high note.

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