As a season finale it was moderate to poor, as a series finale it was poor and disappointing but as an episode it was …. okay. Don’t get me wrong, I understand why the writers went with this sort of finale rather than a high intense action-packed episode which usually ends with a cliffhanger, but I wish they hadn’t chosen this episode to have the focus on the perps + officer involved in the shooting etc. rather than spending the screen time on the CSI team, even if it was just seeing them in the lab processing evidence.
I thought it was melodramatic and whilst I felt for the poor girlfriend of the victim, I thought it would have been better if they had left it with the scenes between her and Mac in the precinct or if we heard the start of her speech to the mob outside and then it fade to mute. We are an intelligence audience, we don’t need her to spell it out to us that the officer was innocent and it was all a case of bad timing and bad luck.
Although I thought Mac’s voice-over was also too cheesy and unnecessary, I loved the scene with the gang on the rooftop and the acknowledgement of Sid’s cancer treatment, Danny/Lindsay snuggling etc. And finally the proposal was perfect and I’m happy for Mac.