The season finale was all about the big showdown in a story that wanted to be about the end of the world, but never really mustered the required gravitas. Very reminiscent of the meeting at the beginning of the episode last week, there was a similar awkward moment between Nathan (the lead FBI agent), Bill and Skylar in the finale. Their conversation was designed to give us details on what was at stake in “God’s Eye”. We learned from it that the country’s power grids would have to be shut down, but that the shutdown would not be possible in New York city because of some 9/11 fail-safe system. In other words: we needed Skylar to stick around and design some nifty device.