“Life is for the living.”
Tearfully (weird), Mosier agrees. She leaves the room and curious, Jubal follows. In Mosier’s office, he asks if everything is okay. At first, Dana says it is and he goes to leave, clearly not pressuring her. Then, she reveals that she put in for her retirement papers, as it “is time”. He gives her a look and she explains that she decided on empathy and emotion, not logic and protocol. She furthers that this could’ve ended much differently and as their boss, she cannot think that way. Mosier admits that she’s excited to retire and hopes that he’d be happy for her. He tells her that he is if she is happy and comes forward to hug her. They joke that she’ll be missed, and we cut scenes.
Maggie is about to leave, and OA says they need to have a real meal together, as they have been partners for about ten months and never have. While Maggie first seems hesitant, she agrees. And in probably one of my favorite ways to end a show (a perhaps a nod to Wolf Productions), the season finale ends with Maggie and OA standing in the elevator as the doors close.
Wow, what an action-packed episode!
Just some general thoughts:
I love that everyone trusted Maggie, even if it wasn’t technically realistic. I think it shows how strong all of their relationships are and even in the highest tension, OA trusted that she wouldn’t use the gun. And, Maggie gets closure! How important for her and her character. I like that it didn’t drag onto next season, turning into this long, boring process of who killed her husband It wraps up one part of her life and the storyline, opening new doors for season two.
Dana Mosier (Sela Ward) is leaving! The actress also announced she is leaving the show, which means we have a position open in the FBI office. AIC Valentine, perhaps? Do we want to see him in that role? Or do we want a new character brought in? I, personally, like seeing him in the field from time to time, something that would probably happen less if he became the AIC. But, with only a few main characters, it is hard to say what will happen in season two just yet. They have the ability to expand the cast and grow or promote within. Either way, we’ll definitely have a new face next year.
Onto growing, Kristen’s field agent training will probably occur while the show is on hiatus! (Of course, figuratively.) Will we see her as an Agent next season and a new analyst come in? I think it’s a fair point that the show could use a few other faces. And I for one would like to see her team up with Agent Perkins from a few episodes back.
To wrap up…
And finally, because I saw it and maybe others did too: there was a hinting at Maggie and OA giving it a go in that final scene. (For SVU fans, did anyone else get vibes of Stabler and Benson in that elevator?) Do we want this? I never really know how to feel about pairing off partners on cop shows. We all know in reality this means they’d be split up, but some shows have done it well while others were not so great. Hell, Missy Peregrym’s last character on Rookie Blue ended up marrying her partner.
But, again… what happens if they don’t? Will we play the “will they, won’t they” storyline for a few seasons? Benson and Stabler did that for twelve; I’m not so sure that it is always a good thing to pair them off. The tension can be fun, or it can get boring. But, in my personal opinion, I don’t see the chemistry in terms of romance. I think they have a great partnership, but more platonic than not.
Regardless, that wraps up season one of FBI. Most, if not all storylines were wrapped up. Already renewed, it is definitely coming back in the fall… as a fan, what do you want to see? Let us know!
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