I have a weird habit of watching the series finale of shows I never actually watched any other episodes of. I'm always interested in seeing how shows wrap things up - life goes on, we all end together, flash forwards, big life change, etc. But also - are they able to write an ending that can get an emotional response from me when I have no prior emotional connection to the show?
I don't know much about this show besides "Book 'em, Danno" but to me it was really strange to have three totally separate endings. One of the main guy leaving the whole team and saying final goodbyes, one of the guy leaving his partner, and one of the guy actually leaving and running into his ex-wife? Long lost love? I don't know, but they had zero chemistry and maybe it was the fact that he left his team and his partner and his dog without so much as a single manly tear, but I was just like "well they're gonna get back together and be miserable." I would have liked to see the guy that got shot in the chest be with the rest of the team during the goodbye, or at least have suddenly showed up for a more private goodbye at the end? He just got left behind on a beach? Weird. I guess this was a "big life change" ending but it fell really flat, and didn't inspire me to go back and watch any episodes the way some finales do.
Hope regular watchers found something to enjoy, or at least didn't find anything that retroactively ruined the entire show (a la HIMYM).