Someone on Reddit actually did predict Freddie would punch the Bob ball.mpavilion wrote:Well, we knew being there was Freddie's "destiny," but we didn't know exactly why, or how it would play out... (I mean, until the moment the Bob-ball went on the attack, I don't think anyone could have predicted that exact scene!)swo17 wrote:It was perhaps a little disappointing because that outcome was telegraphed from the moment Freddie was introduced, and the execution of having these key characters all find themselves waiting in jail for several episodes until being shuffled to their marks upstairs was a little wanting, even if that was supposed to be the point.
I saw Freddie as a comment on the contrivances of plot we accept in the service of a tidy resolution. He's a character whose only purpose is to punch things really hard, who's only present because the guy who puts ideas into the movie screen told him to be there. Frost and Lynch do everything they can to draw attention to how utterly arbitrary he is.