The finale was kind of meh but it does set us up for next season.
I believe a lot of what Midge said could be PR-spun as stars being super particular about their public appearance, expected diva behavior, and so forth. The ruby slippers comment definitely put the nail in the coffin imo. The audience could very clearly draw the line from the ruby slippers to the old "friend of Dorothy" reference, which I believe was a known / popular phrase around the time of Mrs. Maisel. Still, I loved the energy between Shy and Midge. Ugh, I'll miss seeing Shy, Reggie and the gang next season. I'm hoping