Whenever there’s explicit violence in “FUBAR,” it’s done with a wink instead of a blunt blow to the head. The murders are mostly setups for Arnie’s one-liners that reference earlier movies. In Episode 2, “Slow Train”, Luke yells “He’s attacking the plane by Choppa!” is an obvious nod to “Predator” returning once again in “That’s All and That’s It”. There’s blood spitting and plenty of sporadic gunfire in “FUBAR,” and some deaths are only seen on screens that have all the emotional connection of a drone strike. There’s a dead cow that appears at one point and a few slit throats, but it’s all shown as an afterthought.
There’s no emotional connection to most of the deaths that take place, except for the moment Special Ops Agent Aldon (Travis Van Winkle) is shot in the gut trapped in a power plant tunnel. nuclear. Fortunately, he is saved by his colleague Roo (Fortune Feimster), who performs a brutal operation to save his life. Thus, another potential victim is crossed off the list of corpses.
“FUBAR” is all about Boro’s death, and the whole series hinges on a cat-and-mouse chase between the CIA and the world’s most dangerous arms dealer. The CIA already thinks they’ve killed Boro, until he suddenly shows up at Tally’s wedding, takes her hostage, and threatens to blow them all up (having survived an explosion that left him with heavy scars). Luke and Emma eventually manage to shoot him several times. Afterwards, Roo shoots him again in the head to finish the job.
If I had to guess, Roo has definitely seen the end of “Scream” already. There are countless off-screen deaths throughout the first season, but when all is said and done, “FUBAR” really only has one body.
“FUBAR” is now streaming on Netflix.