Opinion is certainly split as to whether it was a good ending or not. I can certainly understand your stance and why you didn't like the ending. What I meant is that the show went out on its own terms. This ending was not forced on the creators by a last minute cancellation. All of the story lines were wrapped up, all of the characters sent off to do something different. Any reunion movies would be a bonus tack-on with these characters, not something crucial to resolving the story. More like "Mary and Rhoda" was to the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (although hopefully not as horrid) as opposed to being like Serenity was to "Firefly." McNeill was an actor on "Voyager" (who directed a few episodes late in its run) and a director on "Chuck". On neither show was he a writer, so I'm not sure why his involvement should be indicative of anything. You need to land a helicopter in the middle of a busy street or shoot a beach scene at sunrise? That's his purview. Putting the words on the page is the responsibility of Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, and has been since the pilot. For that matter, McNeill's been with the show since episode two, so if you want to blame him for the stuff you don't like, you've got to credit him with the good stuff too.