Late opinion is late. I've been letting this sit, trying to weed out insta-fan reaction from deeper, story-telling opinions. I haven't had a lot to say here about Season 6 because as I watched it seemed extremely disjointed and as if too many stories were being told. I figured I wouldn't really know how all the balls in the air would fall until they, well, fell in the season finale. Oddly, I still don't know what I think of the ending as a whole. ( tl;drCollapse )
So, lots of chaff and not a lot of wheat in this season. The emotional stories & plots of the early season didn't pay off. The emotional story of the finale was crammed into the final few episodes with little building during the season.
I *hope* that the way the final episodes rocked along are evidence that the writers have gotten better at pacing and telling a story in 22 parts. That would bode well for Season 7. I really really hope so. I hope the pacing problems of Seasons 5 & 6 aren't the norm. *fingers crossed*