I wanted to digest the finale for a bit before commenting on it. I'm glad I did because I was feeling very sentimental towards it afterwards, and that overshadowed the rest of the ep for me. But now, I can say that the finale was at best meh.
Everything was pushed together so fast and sloppily, there was not enough OTA for me. Too much time was wasted bringing people back to get group shots, for it being EBR's last ep I would have liked something more focused. That said, the last 10-15 minutes made the whole episode for me. While Felicity did not get the focus I would have liked her to get, knowing she's leaving, in this second half, I was happy with her ending. Well, as happy as I can be with Oliver's death looming. I hope Crisis changes things and allows Oliver to survive with his family, but as far as worse case scenarios go this one wasn't so bad. Felicity leaving with monitor to see Oliver again made me extra emotional too. Great acting from both Emily & Stephen, their last scene was so painful and so well delivered. I probably won't watch live next season, but I'll probably keep track of the show here. All-in-all, while the ep wasn't great, Felicity's send off made up for it.