Felixthecat50 wrote:But then there was no Felix either (until the very end)
And the beginning.
or Sara, did they even mention her?
Felicity did once, but she was recalling a memory she had of her with Felix. No one mentions Sara in the context of "where is she?" or "I hope she's safe and sound", which I found very disconcerting as well (and alluded to many-a-time in my TWoP-inspired recap of this...see link a few posts up), especially if she was still in the thick of it in France.
Even a letter from Sara saying "I"m so sorry about Felix" or "Merry Christmas from France" to the Kings would have been better than nothing. You think Hetty would have been worried about Sara (or at least Felix!) during the war...but she seemed very concerned with herself. This was a very terrible moment for Hetty, which doesn't get much resolution by the end. It's still disappointing when I watch it today.
I also loved the appearance of Montgomery at a speaking age, even if his accent wasn't top notch. (he's a child...what were people expecting?)
I was expecting Montgomery to sound like a Canadian, like his parents, not like a young Brit. That was my issue. He shouldn't have had a British accent, IMO.
I never really cared much for the Felicity/Gus pairing and so I still feel like the "pregnancy" thing was total pandering. What disappoints me now is that the writers never did anything to resolve her future. The episode where Felicity wants to go to medical school made such a huge deal over Felicity settling before doing anything with her life. I don't believe marriage and having a family suddenly makes you a slave, even at that time. I just think it's quite sad that the writers stopped caring about Felicity as a character for the sake of pairing her up. What does she do with herself all day?
Similarly, I'm not much of a Gus/Felicity fan. Their storyline in the series did little for me. I'm also one of the very few female fans of the show who was never really "captured" by Gus or, by extension, Michael Mahonen. (On a slight off-topic note, with the BBC version of Sherlock
and the growing fanbase for Benedict Cumberbatch, it's like I'm being reminded of all the furore, if you like, for MM. Not to mention, in some photos, I find Benedict looks very much like MM did. I digress, though.)
Meanwhile, I always thought that, by the end of the series, Felicity's character was over
developed. She transformed from a vain, self-centred you-know-what to a compassionate young woman. She fell for Gus. She changed career paths from teacher's college to medical school. She lost her best friend and gave up medical school. Gus is presumed dead. She changes careers yet again from medical school student to keeper of a foundling home. She gets wind that Gus may still be alive, tracks him down, finds him sans eyesight, brings him home, they get married. Then she's forced to change careers a third time -- from foundling home keeper to instructor for the deaf, not to mention pregnant with her first child. I don't think the writers stopped caring about her; I think she was just so well-developed they didn't know what else to do other than have her change careers (again) and get pregnant.