In episode 5’s uncomfortably claustrophobic and self-contained episode, Barry has grow to be one thing of an armchair cult chief to Sally and John. Sally is aware of the reality about Barry, and John cannot ever know that fact. So that they exist in a kind of self-created limbo the place Barry floats round pretending he is a convert when, actually, he is nonetheless a convict now caught in a jail of his personal making.
With just some episodes left, when Hader got down to make “difficult legacies,” he needed Barry to make use of faith as a crutch with out criticizing anybody else’s perception system, telling The Ringer:
“I’ve relations and buddies who’re very spiritual and so they get quite a bit out of it, so I by no means needed to do one thing that was commenting on faith. It was extra of, in my thoughts, that Barry must be forgiven by any individual. And you recognize, you see this quite a bit with cons, you recognize, they go into jail and so they get spiritual, so it made sense to Duffy [Boudreau] and I that he would grow to be spiritual. However as a result of it is Barry, he does not totally perceive it. He likes the concept of it.”
What Hader is subtly saying on this episode is that Barry won’t ever actually be forgiven for what he is finished by anybody, not even himself. By the tip of “difficult legacies,” it is clear Barry hasn’t taken any of these teachings to coronary heart in any respect. He is simply been biding his time till his previous comes crashing again into his life. That occurs when a long-haired Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler) emerges as a possible advisor for a movie about Barry’s life, now that he is a well-known fugitive. But when Gene desires to get into the world of true crime, he higher begin wanting over his shoulder, as a result of Barry simply selected killing once more over being born once more.