Originally Posted by Steve McD
This week's season finale used a worn-out producers' trick to leave viewers to stew over the apparent but not certain murder of a team member over the Summer. A shot was fired in the last split-second of the program, without the results being shown. Why insult the audience of what has generally been a dignified and straight-forward show by such a tactic?
I picked up on this show about midway through the season and really enjoy it. If what you say is correct then I would agree with the characterization "worn-out producer's trick". However, I wasn't even aware it was a multi-parter: it sort of looked that way during the show but when I checked the D* program guide it didn't say "Part 1", so I was taken aback at the end. I'll try and check and see if there is another part to it this season; I was sort of hoping, as you indicated, that the writing on this show would be a bit above the "24" type cliffhanger-non-cliffhanger.
".....and remember, your mission, as always, is to.........kill Hitler!"