This is the first time I've watched this show live in years...really, the first time I've watched ANY primetime TV live in years. But I felt like I had to! I just wanted to say that it's been lovely watching this show with y'all for all these years. I know I don't comment much, but it's been fun watching YOU guys watch it!
I do feel like they tried to stuff far too much into these last 2 hours. Ben Savage didn't get enough time, though I maintain he does a KILLER Mandy Patinkin impression. Nice to see Strauss. The flashbacks didn't add as much as I'd hoped, though it was nice to see the crowd at the wedding flashback at the end, including some of the guest stars on the show then. I do always think these sorts of things are weird - like if this were real life, there's no chance Derek would miss a sendoff party for Garcia, but this is TV, and clearly, they didn't want to go there. Maybe they figured having a couple of folks would draw a big circle around the ones they didn't/couldn't have.
Sorry they destroyed the plane right when it proved "interesting" for 30 seconds. They could have done a longer thing with that.
I think the writing in the finale was better than any other writing this season, which I have felt was pretty bad at points. Although I do feel like it all fell apart at the party at the end, and then in the after-party scenes too. Pretty hokey, and the pacing was weird, especially that ending. It left me sad, but more sad for the show than sad about the actually ending. Oh well. Twas a long, strange trip, and we'll always have the re-runs!