Personally, upon finishing watching the final just now, was I wasn't able to last night since I had guests- an invite that I was dearly regretting when I saw the watch turn to eight, I felt a bitter sense of unfulfillment. While I do adore Zack, he was actually one of my favorite characters, I have to applaud the show on having the moxy to actually make him Gormaggon's apprentice. The one problem that I have with it, however, was the fact that I really felt the effects of the shortened season from the writer's strike on that episode. There was a definite "je ne sais quoi" to it that was missing from the short and almost too sped up episode. There was so much to it that was worthy of more than that brief glance that only an hour episode can allot you.
So here I am, posting and asking if anyone else felt sort of ripped off by the episode.