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I think Stan will catch Elizabeth and kill her, while Phillip will somehow escape out of the country. Paige is the wildcard and I'm not sure how that will pan out.

Just one episode to go!


Then Phillip goes back to Russia, finds Martha, and lives out the rest of his life as Clark. Wink


I would not expect Phillips life to be too long after a reunification with Martha, It would probably end not long after he closed his eyes to go to sleep.
Martha must be one PISSED OFF WOMAN!
 
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I think Stan will catch Elizabeth and kill her, while Phillip will somehow escape out of the country. Paige is the wildcard and I'm not sure how that will pan out.

Just one episode to go!


Then Phillip goes back to Russia, finds Martha, and lives out the rest of his life as Clark. Wink


I would not expect Phillips life to be too long after a reunification with Martha, It would probably end not long after he closed his eyes to go to sleep.
Martha must be one PISSED OFF WOMAN!


I was actually joking about how that would be a real karma ending for Phillip. But I think Martha really would take him back, and hell, he might go through with it out of guilt.


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Just finished the final episode - wow. No spoilers here, just hate to see this series end.



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I can't believe this finale is what they had in mind when the series was created.




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I thought it was well done. Not what I expected but still....
And I enjoyed Brothers in Arms.


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Anything short of a spectacular ending will be a HUGE disappointment.
All the ducks are lining up in a row, its up to the writers to make this the greatest ending any series has ever had.
I hope they pull it off.


WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I agree ^^^^
 
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I don't think either of them cared about dying. Instead they lost everything and it was all for nothing.



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Every character is faced with a negative or deeply unsure future, not a glimmer of positivity. Nobody got their's. I wasn't spoiling for blood but zero closure? That was what, five seaons, well spent. Roll Eyes Mad




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I'm not mad about the way it ended, but not particularly satisfied, either.

For me the most impactful moments, unexpectedly, belonged to Paige. First when she was pleading with Stan in the garage, and then when she was watching the train depart.

I do think it was a bit of pandering to the fans that nobody died or was captured, after avoiding those things for so many years. It would have been so much more impactful had at least one person in that garage died. How about if after Philip and Elizabeth claiming they never killed people, they killed Stan right there in front of Paige? Or Philip couldn't, so Elizabeth did, like we've seen time and again lately?

Also, I was so hoping when they made it back to the USSR they'd of seen the vast poverty and been given a glimpse of the top-to-bottom corruption. It was a squandered great opportunity to make a factual observation about the system they fought for.
 
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I was pretty disappointed with it. Like most of these programs do, and I have no idea why, they left too many unanswered questions and no closure.

What of Paige and Henry? Paige will be on the most wanted list and her life will be on the run. She's too young and naive to make that work. Is she just going to give herself up and go to prison rather than being "free"? Dumb move having her stay behind. And Henry? His life is screwed too, and who is going to pay for his tuition now. Stan?

What will Phillip and Elizabeth do now back in the USSR? Run a travel agency there?

Ugh. Disappointed.


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I'm trying to watch it on demand and it keeps getting stuck at the 22/26 minute mark. I've tried about 3 or 4 times already. Arrgh.



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Not sure why y'all are disappointed?
Seems to me it was a nice concise and sad ending.
Maybe not enough CGI and blowing up shit, huh?
I don't think there were really unanswered questions - all pretty much can be interpolated well.
I enjoyed the finale and the series.
YMMV
 
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Maybe not enough CGI and blowing up shit, huh?


Hardly. In fact the action stuff was always the weakest link in this show. I will say they ramped up the violence this last season, really out of place with what had come before and maybe leading the viewer to think there would be hell to pay.

In the end the finale was fitting, self-absorbed navel gazing to no real purpose. If the producers expect me to interpolate what follows, they've got another thing coming.

I'll note I've been consistent in criticizing this series, in that regard the ending didn't surprise me.




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SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

I could have lived with the ending if the Jennings had stayed in the same character through out the series.They started out as a "typical" American family that just happened to be Russian spies.
They performed spy missions that were on the most part semi harmless.
They then began to slaughter/kill innocent Americans. Stan blew the brains out, executed, a Russian that killed his partner.He knew that the Jennings had killed those 2 FBI agents, slaughtered the Russian family and there small child, and countless other murders, NO WAY at the end he would just let them go.It all should have let loose in that garage.
The other members of the Russian spy ring should have been rounded up after the Jennings were in custody.But no.
Page should have been killed or arrested, she was a willing spy and smart enough to know better.
Stan is advised that his girl friend is probably a Russian agent, he does nothing but look at her sleep, and cover to make her sleep more comfortably.
They go back to Russia but end gazing at the bright lights of the big city, no indication that there life there would be horrible, just maybe a bit different.
WOW, did the writers drop the ball!
 
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Maybe this is all a setup for a future follow-up mini series. Wink
 
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I really feel that the writers could of done so much more. I was really sure Stan's girlfriend was going to do something, ANYTHING. Like appear in the garage and shoot Stan in the back. I mean why even write her in, with all the attached mystery, and not even use her?
 
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I'm happy with the ending. As someone said, it was all for naught.

The closure came with all the uncertainty happening in the Soviet. And everything about the ending just added to all the uncertainty as things veered from expectations.



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Not sure why y'all are disappointed?
Seems to me it was a nice concise and sad ending.
Maybe not enough CGI and blowing up shit, huh?
I don't think there were really unanswered questions - all pretty much can be interpolated well.
I enjoyed the finale and the series.
YMMV

This is where I’m at. I was satisfied with the way it ended. One possible exception, I can’t believe Philip and Elizabeth will be welcomed by the KGB.


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What a piece crap ending. No way in hell Stan would have let them skate.

So much wasted potential.

Hollywood is completely out of ideas.
 
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