I hope I am reviewing the correct episode. After season 2 NBC ruined the show beyond repair.
But I believe the cliffhange of this episode was wonderful. John and Carly know how they feel about each other and they stare with longing. Then you hear the director yell cut, the actors and crew start walking about - and they hold their passionate stare.
It breaks the third wall, but it really worked. Too bad everything afterward failed so miserably. The second season, while not up to the first, was still very good.