Glad I got to watch it live, at least!
I did have to take a few minutes to process everything, because while I thought it ended strong with the funeral/eulogy and Oliver/Felicity finally being at peace, admittedly a lot of this episode felt rushed, incoherent, and almost fillerish. Because, yeah, I really didn't need another storyline about Young William being kidnapped again: especially since it was by some guy that was only just introduced here. Had it been a former villain like Slade, Damien, or Chase, that might have had at least been fun (as long as it wasn't Diaz!), but this was just a boring ploy to have Mia play Arrow for a bit. Yawn!
So, apparently Oliver's sacrifice and newly created universe also brought back Moira, Tommy (!), and Quentin from the dead. Oh, and Emiko too, and she's no longer evil. That's cool, at least.
I'm not sure what was the worst use of their returning guest actor: Quentin once again having to be all "Oh, don't cry, Laurel! You're still a hero, dammit!" again or poor Rory/Ragman having to declare with a straight face that Rene is the most like Oliver. Damn, Ragman! What did Oliver ever do to you?! That was a bigger burn than the ones everyone in Havenrock got!
Glad Roy and Thea seemed to work things out and going to tie the knot.
So, am I understanding Diggle's final scene, correctly? Is he actually going to end up becoming a Lantern?!!
While it might have been about the fan service, I did love seeing all the familiar faces back, and the show keeping a lot of their names out of the credits. Good old Tommy! My beloved Nyssa being there and getting a nice bit with Sara (yeah, I know that Sara/Ava on Legends is probably endgame, but dammit, my heart will always be Sara/Nyssa! Besides, who wouldn't want Talia as your sister in-law?!) Barry and Kara there, and getting a nice moment between Barry and Felicity. Anatoly! And Diggle being the one to give the eulogy was the best choice.
And then the actual final scene happened. I have no idea if that is the actual afterlife or another dimension, but I'm glad Oliver and Felicity are together and got their happy ending. If anyone deserved it, it would be those two.
Fare thee well, Arrow! It was an up and down ride for sure, with lots of highs (Season Two, Original Team Arrow, good villains like Slade and Chase, great side characters like Sara, Anatoly, and Nyssa, and so forth), but also some lows (Season Three, fringing Sara, telling, but not showing with Laurel's "redemption", the Noobs, boring villains like Ra's and especially Diaz, and that time Diggle was taken over by an alien, apparently.) Still, if it wasn't for Arrow, we wouldn't have had the other shows, and no matter how many times they might look down on it or whichever one ends up being my actual favorite (probably will be Legends of Tomorrow), that certainly counts for something. Plus, I got to see actors I was already familiar with get to deliver some killer performances like David Ramsey, Katrina Law, Susanna Thompson, and Manu Bennett for example, along with being introduced to some new faces, who I've become huge fans of like Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell, Caity Lotz, and especially Emily Bett Rickhards. So, in the end, I think the good did outweigh the bad. So, while I do think it probably was about time to end it, I will miss this silly, but fun show that, if nothing else, I was always invested in, even when it slipped up. And in this day and age, that counts for something in my eyes.