Well, it was getting slow until those last ten minutes. Certainly an eye-opener, this turned out to be a good episode and Geoff Johns can definitely tell a great story. And while the Hawkman/Hawkgirl situation seems to be wrapped up, the story looks to be far from over.
Unfortunately, it looks like it'll have to be, considering there are only two episodes remaining. If Bruce Timm DOES decide to go the direct-to-DVD route, he certainly has plenty of story fodder.
Good episode this week and I now have total faith in Johns' storytelling abilities, which is a good thing since Blade premieres in less than two months.
I think you are correct. My wife and I didn't pick up watching this show again this season, but when we saw the ads hyping this week's show, she turned to me and said "oh, no!" My eyes lit up in anticipation.