I actually thought the finale was kind of weak. It wasn't the most interesting case (even Caroline said that), and it seemed like a lot of things were more "tell" than "show". For most of the hour, we keep hearing from the characters about how this person or that person might be leaving. It's like they took a "regular" episode and tried to turn it into a finale of some sort. But instead of punching things up by adding some sort of action, they just kept throwing in the same lines of dialogue about how people were leaving. It will be interesting to see how they handle the beginning of next season. Either it will be one year later, or they will have to come up with some excuse for everyone to return to work eight months early. As long as it's not a series of contrived excuses, and they are able to come up with some really engaging case that requires everyone to come back (perhaps there are a lot of personal connections), it could make for an awesome beginning to the season.