On the odd chance anyone but me or a Z watches this - did you see that coming? I totally did not see this coming.
From reading reaction elsewhere, I understand CBS was airing some sort of teaser ad that hinted in this direction (I never actually saw it, or I saw it and it made no impact.) What a blindside to end the season.
If there's an improvement to be made, they really should've ended the episode two minutes earlier, with everyone reacting to the ending, rather than try and go with the happy drinking family final scene.
I really needed some good news today, and since this is my favorite show on television, it's damned good news. "Deadwood" Gets New Life They have to renegotiate contracts with the other actors anyway, so this might be the best of option.