To see how our house-brand Galactica fan monkeys took the ending, we followed the unscientific research method of just asking them. Our preliminary findings indicate that:
Fraize thought, "Nice finale, but the whole thing felt like one big writing exercise to me - except he kept writing himself into a corner, and could only awkwardly and poorly work his way out."
Jen claimed, "I liked it. It was wrapped up with a nice pretty bow. Of course, it would have been great to have everybody live happily ever after, but then it wouldn't be 'cool' would it?"
Carrie sighed, "It felt like watching a funeral, and not in a 'celebration of life' kind of way. Very dirgeful."
Jacob griped, "In a setting where people can be fabricated and programmed, it was incredibly lazy to wrap it up with a lot of cape-and-top-hat-wearing magic. I still have the old theme running through my brain, tho'"
and Willie admitted, "Stopped watching the series towards the beginning of season four when Baltar headed up that monotheistic cult. Just got dis-interested. Unlike most though, I can still watch the finale for the first time!"
We know our viewpoints might just be Cylon programming, though, so we checked with the greater Twitterverse to gain some objectivity:
@jenxdigital: The Bill/Laura ending was the saddest, I think...his love was gone, and he was all alone. Everything else, honestly made sense.
@ripetomato: Wish there was resolution re:Starbuck. Sad that mains who lost someone had to be alone-Adama, Tyrol, Lee to some extent. Epilogue was cheesy
@CarolynLindeman: The only thing that puzzles me is the blatant social commentary at the end. The other social issues were woven into the story line well.
- @thebrassbunny: I think the fact that not a lot of people are talking about this "grand finale" speaks volumes.