Everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic horse star is back, and he’s saying goodbye. After a five-season run filled with glowing critics’ reviews, Bojack Horseman is coming to a close with a two-part, 16 episode sixth season. Part one of Season Six, to be released on Netflix this Friday, Oct. 25, picks up in rehab where we left Bojack after a shocking Season Five finale. With that being said, here’s what you can expect from the penultimate release of Bojack Horseman.
A new intro
In seasons prior, we’ve been greeted by variations of the same extended headshot of Bojack’s face, set to a jazzy tune by Ralph and Patrick Carney.
This time, Bojack Horseman gets a retrospective update, a bit symbolic of Bojack’s new course in life for the sixth season. We still get the iconic pool scene though — it wouldn’t be Bojack Horseman without it.
A lot of therapy
Bojack’s journey to self-improvement was a long time coming. We’ve witnessed five whole seasons of his self-destructive behavior, ranging from drug addiction to alcoholism. After a violent episode last season, Bojack admits himself to rehab, acknowledging his problem. “I’ve got to make some changes in my life,” Bojack says in the first episode of Season Six. “Starting now.”
Season Six finds Bojack — understandably — struggling in rehab. Getting to sobriety isn’t an easy road, and Bojack Horseman isn’t the kind of show that would take any shortcuts to get there.
What it’s like to “do it all”
In previous seasons, Princess Carolyn revealed her struggles with infertility and miscarriages, and her deep desire to raise a child. Season Five gave us a promising look at her future as a mother with “Untitled Princess Carolyn Project,” a baby porcupine Princess Carolyn adopted from her hometown in North Carolina.
But for Princess Carolyn, being a mom and a high-powered entertainment manager requires quite a bit of multitasking or a really stellar nanny. Season Six doesn’t hesitate to show us the ups and downs of balancing parenthood with a career, and it’s incredible watching Princess Carolyn’s can-do attitude take on both.
Answers to the Pickles, Diane, and Mr. Peanutbutter cliffhanger
Bojack Horseman loves its cliffhangers, and Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane were at the epicenter of one of them. Despite being in a committed relationship with a pug named Pickles, Mr. Peanutbutter cheated on her with Diane in the last season, then proposed to Pickles in the season finale in order to cover up his actions. Season Six means it’s time for a true reckoning, as Mr. Peanutbutter comes face to face with the inevitable consequences.