Really wanted to love the final episode of this quirky and endearing series. In some ways it really delivered: the odd and always lovingly and strongly-bound cast of villagers were well represented and in true form, there was a bit of Highland mysticism, some solid advancement and promise of what is yet to come on the romance front, and emotional tug on both the happy and sad sides of the scale. Then there were the problems...the laws of biology, mechanics, and simple chemistry (e.g. how does fire work...) were ignored to ludicrous levels and since they affected major plot points, the problems were distracting to the point of disintegration of what was built up by the lovely character interactions. Another distraction were the poor performances of the episode guest stars. Add to that the lack of logic driving simple character actions and parts of the episode were just painful to watch. The saving grace was Hamish himself and finally getting a real sense of future direction for Hamish and Isobel. Robert Carlyle was wonderful to watch - no, to experience. Truly the saving grace.
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