- Not Fade Away. What a finale. I think Joss & co. came up with the best possible ending after the cancellation of the show. Storylines were rushed, but it still worked. The show went out fighting. But why didn't Joss do a commentary track for this episode? Was he busy prepping/filming Serenity or what?
I agree so much. Seriously, my favorite series finale ever. It sums up all of the characters, the plots, the themes, and the entire show just perfectly. The last shot is one that will ALWAYS stay with me!
- Much like Season One, there wasn't much overall story arc. So there were the extremely strong stand-alone episodes like You're Welcome and Smile Time. I'm one of the few people who liked both Cordy and Connor in Season Four, but in Season Five they got pretty much the perfect send-offs.
Yay! I'm glad I'm not alone. I adore Connor in season 4, he's one of my favorite things about season 4. Especially his stuff near the end of the season (like in Peace Out and Home), which is just amazing. I agree about their send-offs. While the lack of Cordelia in season 5 and the response to her death is something that's kind of inexcusable, IMO, her ending in You're Welcome is still great and one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the show.