As close to perfect as a season-ender gets, this one hits all of the marks. Story arcs are closed satisfactorily, but some ends are purposely left dangling. Hints are dropped of a new direction in Season 4 for several characters. Fond farewells are bid to some characters, while others are brought back for another turn on stage. And most importantly, the crisp writing, note-perfect acting by the talented ensemble and peerless direction leave you wanting more. This season was incredible, and indelible.
The bar is set very high indeed for the next season. But I am sure this series is up to the challenge.