Well what can I say? It was a wonderful seven years, and a wonderful show. Definitely one of my very favourites. I enjoyed it very much, had come to love every character and to anticipate each new episode every week. But now it's over. CBS has officially cancelled it. This was the last episode. I would've certainly love to watch more of WAT, but instead of colouring this review with bitterness and what-might-have-beens, I prefer to use it to say a big "Thanks" to all the actors, and the team who made the show possible. I will be missing Jack very much, he was a great character portrayed by a great actor, but the rest of the team as well. Martin, Vivian, Danny and Elena, Samantha, all of them will be missed. Thanks guys for a great seven years! Hope to see you somewhere else in the future.
Now to the actual episode, I must admit that it was below my expectations for the show's finale. The case was nothing extraordinary, not that it wasn't interesting but I expected something with more impact on the viewer. It was the last case after all. However, I liked Jack's moments with little Travis, he is a natural with kids and it's touching to see how he makes it up as he goes along, being as uncertain and worried as the kid itself. He's not one of those grown-ups who look down at kids and try to impose on them, being completely sure of what they're doing, but the exact opposite. He is constantly aware of the possibility of mistakes, and I believe that's a great quality in a parent. I also loved the scene where he and Vivian walked out of the crime scene teasing eachother. Two senior partners enjoying a moment on the job, knowing they can depend on one another at all times. That was great to see.
Jack seems to be absolutely committed to fixing his relationship with his daughters. He knows his life will never be complete without them, and in this episode he makes the decision to follow that certaintly instead of trying to juggle everything - his relationship with Samantha and her son, as well as his own daughters.
Samantha on the other hand makes the same decision, choosing the simple, uncomplicated life with Brian and their son being a family. Her attraction for Brian had started to show in the previous episodes so it was kind of expected, but I think the way it was shown in this epi was a little rushed. Especially the conversation between Jack and Samantha, that was horrible. They seemed to be reaching to that conclusion way too quickly, the whole dialogue seemed staged. I know it's how things work sometimes in life, people drift apart and relationships just kind of fall apart, but I can't accept that after everything they've been through, the only thing left between Jack and Samantha is embarrassment... They deserved a better ending. And that's my main objection to the finale. That and the fact that I wanted to see Danny and Elena's wedding! We've been waiting all season for that!
However, it's over now and nothing we can do or say will bring it back. So thanks to everyone for this great show, and best of luck for the future! You will be missed.