AVClub: Season finales often bring a sense of clarity to all the episodes that came before. They tie up loose ends, pay off earlier conflicts, and pave the way for further character progression in coming seasons. Season finales aren’t just about tidying up conflicts though; they’re about showing change and consequence. We should be able to look at a season finale and see how far the characters have or haven’t come. We should be able to understand their choices and the repercussions that follow. Engaging narrative storytelling is all about actions and consequences.