Season Five certainly had it's moments of great episodes and story-archs, but as a whole it kind of seemed like they didn't really build up to the graduation for the class of 2006 here very much at all. They got too wound up in the personal problems of all the students they sort of forgot to address their lives at school this season, but that's not necessarily an awful thing or anything. This was a great finish to the season though, if only for the growth we've seen in the character of Spinner through-out the last few seasons from jockish quasi-bully to social pariah to his redemption in this season. We're left on a cliff-hanger at the end about the future of his relationship with Darcy, but the closing scene where he stops and tells himself that if she looks back at him before getting on her bus to leave for the summer that he'll be okay, and then when she actually does it, was just bittersweet perfection from the actors involved. Another great part of Spinner's redemption is seeing him and Jimmy finally bury the hatchet here and become friends again, something that's torn at Spinner's character all season long. While I would have liked to have seen more development from some of the other graduating characters this season, this episode on it's own is pretty much perfect for a season finale. Excellent work from everyone involved.