Heading into the finale...
I personally wish they’d flipped the script on who gets new beginnings as it’s all coming to a close. I think a more satisfying ending for a series like this would be Vince retiring, Kent having to move back to Scotland for family reasons, Nina getting a job offer somewhere else with Frankie deciding to follow her there because he plans to marry her someday and doesn’t want to lose her.
Thus, there’s Jane and Maura… left to continue on with their work just the two of them, like always. After they’ve said their goodbyes to their beloved colleagues, they sit there at the bar a little somber and down, but ultimately realizing that no matter what they’ll at least always have each other. Their phones buzz. “Rizzoli. Isles.”
They get up, and walk out, back to work, like always.
And it ends right there. With the audience content in knowing that the two of them will carry on, our favorite pair, doing the jobs they’ve devoted their entire lives to since the first moment we saw them.