Season 4 blew.. HARD. Simply put I really didn't like this season from the beginning and the finale was like pissing on a pile of shit.. Really ticked me off. I'm not sure what they think they are doing but I am really disappointed because I absolutely LOVED this show.. I had never liked a TV show as much as I liked this one and to see it go down the shitter in one season is baffling..
I'm with you in some regards and not in others. I think there were some very high points for the show and some very low points as well this season. I agree that the finale was a big cluster fuck. I was spoiled of the "twist" before hand but still felt it was not necessary. I know they did for future character development but still....come one!
The whole season almost felt wayyyy to stretched out. Things just took forever to get going and then they dragged on and on and made it this big long drawn out "will he or wont he" type affair. A lot of the side stories i found uninteresting (like the batista/laguarda stuff) as well as the stuff with Quinn(which also became an unnecessary twist a mess of its own).
It's hard to say but I enjoyed this season but at the same time really didnt. It was frustrating because for every great episode or idea, there were two bad episodes/ideas. The whole season could of been done without the unnecessary storylines/twists in probably 6 to 7 episodes.
I hope for season 5 they get back to the roots of what made this show great, but with the big "twist" finale, I know we could be in for a long down-trodden affair of side plots and development.