Advertisements No question they kind of got hosed by the strike, but then they did put themselves in a position to get hosed. This was going to be the end of volume 2, strike or no strike. So we spent easily 1/3 of the screen time of this arc on characters who are either dead or otherwise didn't pay off in any way in this particular story. And that's not to mention screen time on complete fluff, like Hiro's endless detour to Japan or Claire's high school misadventures. There were some good moments down the stretch in this block of episodes, but this ep regressed to the mean. That's unfortunate since they knew in advance it was likely to be a season-ender and retooled it as such. This is the best they could do?