What a week for season finales! This week I stayed up later than normal catching series finales. I usually just record the shows that start at 10pm, but this week, I felt compelled to catch them in real time.
The week started on Sunday with the finale and reunion show of Survivor. And yes, after four attempts, Boston Rob has finally won. I didn’t hate his winning as much as I thought I would, but really, please do not bring back Russell again. Most of my friends have long since given up on Survivor, but I’m still watching. However, I found this Russell vs. Rob battle to be one of my least favorite seasons.
Monday brought the season finale of Castle, leaving us with a real cliff-hanger. There had been spoilers for months that a major character was going to die on the show. I was relieved that rumors that Castle’s mother or daughter died didn’t pan out, but it was still incredibly sad. But the bigger moments involved Beckett, and then Castle, revealing their feelings to each other. Castle’s feelings were much more clearly spelled out — yes, he finally said those three little words — but was Beckett unconscious? Will she remember? Will she be the new captain? So many questions. I’m ready for the new season now!
In comparison to some of the other season finale’s, Body of Proof’s was less flashy, but it definitely moved the characters along. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) discovers that her boss (played by Jeri Ryan) is sleeping with her ex-husband. This definitely caused problems in the work-place, but eventually helped to bring Megan a bit closer to her daughter. I loved the final scene where her daughter tells Megan that she’ll “hate her” (the other woman) if Megan wants. Megan’s response to “give her a chance” was perfect, followed up by ordering a second dessert.
And finally, we had the season finale of Bones. Before the finale aired, Jane asked, “Did they or Didn’t They” regarding the yet-to-be-viewed show. For those of us who watched, I guess we have our answer. But wow! I’m much newer to the show than many here, but have become totally addicted. The last two weeks have been amazing, and I’m very curious to see how things will play out next season.
And while I’m sad that these three shows are over, I have some exciting viewing coming up over the summer, chief among them So You Think You Can Dance (starting next week!) and Drop Dead Diva (premiering June 19).
Have you watched any season finales in the past weeks? Did you like them? Were you disappointed? Are there any shows you’re looking forward to this summer?