Final episode of Season One and it’s a really, really good one. There’s some real great plot twists in this episode and things spiral out of control in really interesting and surprising ways. Bellamy Young once again comes close to stealing the show as the conniving First Lady, but Tony Goldwyn’s performance as the conflicted President is better here than it’s been since the pilot. And the episode ends with some wonderful moments; a brief scene on an elevator is a real “oh, yeah!” moment, while the final scene threatens to reveal something very significant from the past of one of Olivia’s gladiators: “Do you want to tell them who you are or shall I?” is the last line of the season and it’s a great cliffhanger. Can’t wait for season two! 4 stars.
tl;dr – season one finale ties things up beautifully while simultaneously opening up some fascinating new ground for season two. Great season of television. 4 stars.