I feel as though part 9 was all the ending I needed in this series. Part 9 was a closing of the war, and without any character development in the entire series why would I invest an hour watching these men go home. I had hard time going back and watching this show after part 8, that episode alone was a real disappointment. I sat and watched 48 minutes of a drama, to only be let down when Basilon was shot in the last 2 minutes. That episode alone shows that they spent no time in writing to work on character development, Basilone was a non factor in the show and to have him in part 8 was a useless move. Sledge, Luckie etc... had a bigger role in this series then Basilone, and I couldn't figure out why not spend an episode with those characters. With part 10 only a few days left before airing, I do not have the desire or the will to invest an hour into this series.