I have to really praise one section of the finale, but alas it was surrounding by fizzle on either side. I thought the cut back and forth between Quentin/Sean/Christian and Matt/Crazy-Ariel-Dad/Cherry was pretty cool and really helped keep the suspense going. I seriously was afraid that Christian was going to cut his hand off!!!!!! I never thought I'd be happy to see Rhona Mitra, but when she "shot" Quentin, I think I actually said "Thank God!" outloud. So, that part was really cool.
The reveal though, was just, for some reason, really anti-climatic. I don't know why, it just seemed so casual. I didn't gasp, eyes widen, I was just like 'oh, it's Quentin.' And the finale, I mean as soon as Kit had the close-ups during the story of young Quentin, I thought she was young Violet. Which was obvious, then the lack of 9-11 call, again obvious, all obvious, obvious, obvious and just laid out very much like, 'ooh, we have to provide a shock, here it is! Aren't you shocked!?' And I wasn't.
Furthermore, I had big logic problems with it. So they went to all this trouble, clearly everyone is going to know that Quentin is alive when you know there's no BODY for the autopsy! Just stupid. And it can never be said enough, Rhona Mitra, just not fun to watch on screen ever. She's got like anti-Q-rating, I bet.
Then there is Matt. I didn't hate him, which is definitely unusual. He's definitely fucked up beyond, but John Hensley has managed to make a really fascinating character that's rather crept up on me.
Sigh, and then there's the whole baby thing. I'm probably in the minority -- from what I've read -- but I'm firmly on the Julia/Christian train and have been from the first episode. Joely Richardson (whom I've loved forever) and Julian McMahon have wonderful chemistry and I see nothing of the like with her and Dylan Walsh. (On the other hand, I thought that Walsh and Julie Warner (Megan) and Kelly Carlson had great chemistry. I actually think that Walsh and Carlson have way better chemistry than do McMahon and Carlson, but I digress ...) Plus, I think that Sean is such a hypocritical, pious, holier-than-thou, selfish, asshole pig. Yes, I prettty much hate, hate HATE Sean. I think and say "asshole" at least once an episode. I think Walsh is wonderful, I just hate Sean with a passion.
So, I don't want him to get Julia for those reasons, plus in addition, Julia is SUCH a doormat with him. For some reason, with him, she automatically reverts to this mealy-mouthed, unhappy, boxed in bore. And she keeps letting him do it to her. Ugh. HATE. Yes, I love Julia (when not with Sean.) So not happy about the joint-deed or the getting back together because ... HATE! And then there is the baby -- something is wrong with it, I presume from the doctor's look and Jula's look at the end. I dunno, it was just -- the last finale was so powerful and this one was not.
I don't know, I was really looking forward to this and for the most part I was left with 'that's it?' Ah well. I'll still be watching next season and that's what matters to the show, right?
And damn, it's frustrating trying to type with a cat in your arms.