I am in a minority of those of us commenting because I really liked the finale. I think we all need to bear in mind that this is a comedy not Breaking Bad. They needed to get Ted and Robin back together because that was the foregone direction of the series from day one. The show veered for years as everyone wondered how they would accomplish it. They did artfully with the kids leading the way which softened the blow They also made Barney a caring human being after all--not an easy thing to do. All in all I rate this higher than the finales of Seinfeld and Dexter and about even with others like Mash.
I thought this was one of the better episodes of the season. I particularly liked that Baker's role was expanded a bit as I have long thought that her character was being wasted. She did a terrific job both in dealing with that crazy cop from out of town and her relationship with Frank Reagan. The drag queen story line was well done both in crime solving and the human aspect of respect and humor that Danny brought to bear. I, too, like so many others on this site was truly disappointed in Erin's final comment to that distraught cancer-ridden woman who had fought for two and half years against an uncaring system to free her wrongfully accused son. Erin acted so compassionately during the episode that her final comments not were unduly harsh but out of the Reagan mode of the show.
I guess I'm in the minority given all of the positive comments already posted, but I thought there was simply too much going on in this episode--is Alicia leaving or staying? What about Diane and Will? How about the beautiful aide to the Governor? The interesting case? Grace and the minister?
And I'm probably missing a few subplots. Although I enjoyed the episode, I truly feel that it was a bit unfocused with too many balls in the air.
This episode was fantastic and dramatically reversed the darkness that prevailed throughout the entire season. In my view the little things make this such a terrific show. Of course,the dialogue and plotting are excellent but the song " let my love " at the end was PERFECT. Kudos to whoever selected it as a send off for Will's proposal
"Under" is missing any sense of tension and panic that surely would accompany any event such as a town being completely isolated. The writing and plotting are awful. For example, why are there no scenes outside the dome as officials try to figure this out. It is ridiculous to watch scenes of soldiers ignoring residents. The show really should have a dual plot and not just one involving a calm town soap opera where there would be panic and some energy. Also, why do all important town- wide announcements take place in the diner with a dozen people when there is a functioning radio station? As I said the writing is ruining a show with a fine concept.
This was a boring episode. I am wondering if there are new writers on this show as the plotting has become much weaker. Where are the interesting court cases which allow the firm to truly show it's expertise. Frankly, this episode showed no reason for them to continue--- blackmail to win a case? Also they are wasting Cary as a strong character. We can only hope that the formerly smart aggressive Cary returns. Also, isn't it odd that Alicia's family conveniently comes and goes. Who was watching the kids when she was out of town for an undetermined and prolonged period? Did she not even speak to them?
Bottom line: very sloppy episode and almost unwatchable.
While agree with other comments that the characters are entertaining, the writing and plotting really needs to tighten up. Let me cite to things. Jane and Maura are having coffee, having just woken up from a sleep deprived night. The call comes in about the death in the cafe and in their haste they run out of the house to " change in the car". Change into what? They grabbed no clothes or anything else. Should they have at least said that they have go bags in the car which we can use. Furthermore. Howmdomall those people get into police headquarters unescorted and unannounced to have breakfast in the cafe? This guy passes out with blood coming out of his nose and mouth and no one screams. They havto summon SGt. Korsak who was standing just a few feet away, how could he be unaware of a body lying so close. Also in the background while they had a guy still reading his newspaper at a table next to the body.
This show could be far more logical in its writing and plotting while maintaining its fun loving spirit and identity
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