I just binged all 4 seasons in the last couple of weeks. Not my typical type of show but I was running out of things to watch on Netflix and so I gave this one a whirl because of Scott Speedman.
Overall, a great show and I am glad I stuck with it. I almost stopped watching when Speedman left but kept with it. The characters really grew on me and the acting from these guys just got better and better as the seasons progressed.
I was surprised that Smurf was killed but I can't really say I will miss Ellen Barkin much. I thought she overacted too much to the point that she became a caricature. And for some reason, I kept imagining what Sharon Stone would have done with this role had she been cast instead.
I HATED the flashbacks this last season and I fast forwarded through every single one of them. They were annoying episode interrupters. I read here that someone said they will be back in Season 5. I shall continue to ff and ignore them.
Like others have mentioned, I kept expecting Renn to disappear either with or without the baby and I was actually finding myself breathing a sigh of relief for Craig every time she was still there. I look forward to watching the continuation of his story line, along with the added interest of his dad entering the picture.
I was actually happy to see Billy come back because I like the comic relief and lightness that Denis Leary brings to the table.
Not a fan of the Sisters Deschanel but the Angela character is acting as a good instigator to keep things moving plot wise so she can stay. Unlike Mia. Bye, girl! Mia made me miss Nikki. And Frankie is just bland. She either needs to serve a purpose soon or just go away with her dullness. Although she does have a great wardrobe.
All the actors are great, but Shawn Hatosy and Finn Cole are just killing it and I look forward to them sharing a lot more screen time come the new season.
Deran and Craig always have such great scenes together because they just get each other so well but of course this episode's scene between Deran and Pope was the standout.
I am so totally excited at the way the finale ended (complete with a brand new fresh round of ass kicking!) and I look forward to its return.