I'm sad to say none of the scenes in this episode moved me at all, not even from the character combos I liked the most (or I guess I should say the character combos I used to like the most). Jim and Harvey, Jim and Bruce, Bruce and Alfred... the final scenes should have been moving, but they all left me cold.
I used to really want to see Bruce's journey and that was practically the only thing that interested me for a long time, but I don't know if it's the writing or the acting but this final season, Bruce has become as wooden as everyone else. The scene with Selena in Wayne Towers should have been moving but it simply wasn't.
As some said above, I feel that the actual character motivation stuff was tacked on at the end, only because a transition was needed to the future we already know. Penguin and Riddler will turn back into nemeses for the GCPD and Batman, so they have a speech about feeling unappreciated. Bruce needs to go away for training to become Batman and there needs to be a rift with Selena, so out of the blue in this episode, he feels guilty and finally feels the need to leave Gotham and abandons Selena. Is Harvey retiring? They had the entire final season to work with and they barely touched on any of the human aspects of any of the characters. At this point, they're all just action figures shooting at each other and they've lost all humanity.
As for the big climax, Bane was boring and Nyssa was the same lame-o Black Fairy she played as the parachuted-in final villain of "Once Upon a Time", complete with babynapping and gloating monologues. And seriously, the army guys (who I assumed were mind-controlled) finally realize that they're killing civilians and fellow law-enforcement and the overpowered Bane doesn't blast everyone away? It's hard to join in the kumbaya if it's so unbelievable.
Meanwhile, Alfred, one of the key supporting characters, spends 90% of the final episode injured off-screen. Why would Bruce give the letter addressed to Selena to Harper of all people? I mean, can they at least write a story that flows naturally?
Overall, this episode was decent as another weekly episode but it just wasn't satisfying as a series ender. I remember being so disappointed when I heard this final season would only have 12 episodes, but now I realize with sadness that it just didn't matter. Hopefully, next week, they can bring back some of the spark one last time.