AVClub: As it turns out “After Hours” is the calm before the shitstorm. Through coincidence, timing, and bad luck, both David and Wheeler fall from the great heights they reached in the previous episode to set up their fates for the finale. Both guys had gotten the girl, both guys were feeling pretty great about their lot in life, and both guys lost it all. Red Oaks works the best in these moments of tension, when everything good comes crashing down. It’s always odd to think that comedy tends to be its best when things are at their worst. It may not be funny, but it’s where Red Oaks finds its heart.