“Dark” on Netflix is just so complex, and the nature of the thing is that, with this seemingly infinite time loop, it didn’t even really feel like they could end it. What I expected coming into “Dark” season 3 was that, ultimately, the loop would continue forever. I expected that series creators Baran Bo Odar and Jantje Friese would find a story beat that would be a thematically appropriate place to end the story being told, but the loop would keep going. It just seemed impossible to break a loop as elaborate as this one.
But that didn’t turn out to be the case. The duo managed to find a way to break the loop and end the series in a way that actually works. It’s not perfectly airtight — we cannot,