I re-watched to make I did like the ending and it wasn't some emotional response to it being the last episode. I still really liked the series, as strange and uneven as it was, but so is life I suppose.
I did want Helen to come clean to SOMEONE that she was the one who killed Scotty. For a show where two murders occur, it seems odd how bloodless the series in general felt.
I'm okay with Helen and Noah getting back together. I know of no less than three people who knew each other from high school, broke up and then re connected via facebook (the boomer book). At least two have gotten married since then.
The Joanie and Eddie storyline was superfluous. I think someone here said Joanie was to fill Allison's shoes for the ending, but I would rather have had more closure with the other characters.
I have to weigh in on the 'inherited trauma thing'. This is pre-Darwinian thinking. It's like saying if I come from a long line of dark haired people and consistently dye my hair blond, then my offspring will have a propensity for lighter hair. Last I checked, hair dye does not change DNA (I hope).
I did like the idea of eventual forgiveness and Noah alone on the bluff at the end. I will miss this show.