Does anyone else think that a few of the characters weren't given clear enough conclusions/deaths? I assume you know who I'm talking about, but if not I'm referring specifically to Elizabeth Weir and Aiden Ford. I found it a shame that they were written out in the first place (although Ronon Dex is a great replacement), and I was hoping for more of Aiden and Weir's stories. But after Season 2, Ford never appears again except in a hallucination to John in the beginning of Season 5. I know that they expected it to go on a bit longer than it did, and I think there could have been a lot of potential for their characters in future seasons, but as it stands we're just left wondering.
Ford: I guess we're supposed to assume he's dead, even though Shepard says that "he was alive the last time I saw him and I'm sticking with that." I mean that seemed as if they were blatantly saying "yeah he's still out there in some way." But even if we go with the conclusion that he's dead, that seems like such a cop out for his story arc. Hell, even Ronon's friend who was only in the series for two episodes got a waaaaaay cooler ending than him. If nothing else, I think that was the honourable ending that Ford deserved. It was powerful, honourable and it would have "redeemed" him, as it were. I know that character was a vital point in Ronon's character arc, but I still feel they could've written something similar for Ford. It just seems like a waste of a character. I mean I came into Stargate: Atlantis after buying the season 1-5 box set, and I knew he got written out after one season, so I wasn't really holding my breath for him, but I really grew to like him and find it rather sad that he was never given a conclusive and fitting end.
Weir: I understand what they were going for, and I know Tori Higginson eventually turned down the chance to reprise her character, but damn that ending is harsh... and far from conclusive, imo. I really wanted her to ascend. She deserved to ascend. But instead they leave her floating in space. I mean that death isn't necessarily permanent for replicators. I know she had limited functions as a replicator, but that other replicator, (Niam? I thought that was harsh too, but I don't mind harsh things before you think that :p I think they're necessary in stories) was briefly reactivated before being destroyed completely. I just wish they could have given her the ending she deserved. I don't mind character deaths (even brutal, sudden ones), as long as they're done well. I mean it was sad, and effective in it's own way, so I suppose there's that but still... yeah.
Anywho: just a few thoughts. Wanted to see if anybody else felt the same way as I did.
EDIT: I do know that there is a possible Atlantis Movie coming up, but that it's far from certain. I do hope if they do it that it answers some of my concerns.