Bojack Horseman is returning for its sixth and final season. The animated series is dropping its last round in two parts on October 25 and January 31 to bid farewell to its struggling protagonist and his band of wonderfully relatable human and animal friends. The series has developed a passionate (and now heartbroken) fan base who enjoy its balance of satire and humor alongside serious issues like addiction, trauma, and depression. It’s also one of the few Netflix series to survive past a season or two to wrap up the story on its own terms. No one really knows how it will all end but the Bojack Horseman Season 6 trailer gives a quick peek into the upcoming action.
In the trailer, Bojack recites a letter he wrote to Diane. He says letter-writing is a part of his treatment in rehab and says everything is going great. He does some yoga, spritzes a few flowers, and hangs out in presumably uncomfortable group gatherings with other residents. He seems to be fully immersed in healing himself and takes some time at night to smoke a few cigarettes. In his letter, he throws in a lot of jokes but also delivers some profound revelations about his past, present, and future.
“Today sucks. The story of my life is that I never get anything nice. You’d think that I’d learn to adjust my expectations by now…I’ll cut right to the chase. Every time someone leaves rehab it makes you think about your own progress. I bought into this idea that I was the thing that couldn’t be changed. The main thing I think about is how stupid I am that I didn’t do this sooner. I wasted so many years being miserable because I assumed that was the only way to be. And, I don’t wanna do that anymore.” -Bojack Horseman
This season will be filled with feels. Bojack is seen driving in a car with the wind in his mane, so perhaps this means he will come out of rehab as a changed horse. Meanwhile, Princess Carolyn is so busy being a mom and career woman that she has forgotten to name her precious baby porcupine. She has to look of a new mom in the midst of sleepless haze and routine. It’s going to be interesting to see how adjusting to her new normal as a mom after years of wanting a baby will affect her this season.
Princess Carolyn wonders if she is already ruining her kid’s life and, well, Diane doesn’t give her a lot of solid encouragement. Diane isn’t in the trailer much but she says she is “doing great” in the most unconvincing way. Mr. Peanutbutter isn’t doing so well either despite his insistence to cover up his sadness by projecting the image of a very happy dog. And it looks like we might finally get to see a bit of Todd’s backstory, as a stranger arrives with news about Todd’s mom.
It’s sad to see this series go but also awesome that fans will get one last ride with Bojack Horseman. Let’s hope this story wraps up on a satisfying note.
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