i, too, went back and watched it twice thinking I had fallen asleep. The only thing i can think of that makes sense other than budget or carelessness, is that they will go back and show us something important that happened. We had two characters die from wounds suffered on the rig and we never saw what happened to them.. I guess not all directors get nominated for Emmys.
It seems to me that what little dramatic intensity this show has had is gone. Let's think about several unarmed policeman caught in a prison uprising with one of them being held with knife to her neck and we get a response from their supervisor--let's get the hostage negotiator here. Oliver and Chris were unfazed and unemotional discussing getting background information on people outside the prison rather than pushing buttons to get their team to safety--and this was after the women beat male guards. This was the weirdest prison riot reaction in TV history. And then when it ended, Andy and Juliet are back in the car immediately with no discussion of what had occurred. What happened to that psycho girl who almost stabbed the other inmate? No follow up at all. Rookie Blue could use tighter scripts.
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.
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