1. yes! it was a great episode, although tough to watch ...
2. yes! it is "just a show" / viewed as entertainment, not always a comedy,
and 3. yes it "needed" to be done..and was handled ?/okay I guess..
BUT watching "last words" (which is still FRESH)_since the very first time I viewed it,
(remember the effect it had on me, where I was watching it:
in my life, and physically when/where I watched it) -etc-
>MY ultimate question:
Why did the show tread this water and cover this topic?
It "didn't have to" ( the rules) did not call for it _ and it is their show,
where they "didn't" have to create an episode/storyline for half a season
w/ marshall and how he dealt w/ his dad's passing...
("have to situation") would be some thing like "8 simple rules"
or a have to_pertaining to fictional events, would be if the
show was based more on this theme,
I personally accept this episode as quality and enjoy
it with a smile/tear, but deep down feels the series maybe
could have done w/out ( very powerful ) indeed...