Drug cartel nonsense notwithstanding, I think that was a beautiful tribute to Ralph Waite and to Jackson Gibbs, and the father-son aspects of the story were handled with such care and affection.
I loved how the flashbacks gave us some insight into both men, and their relationship with Mama Gibbs and what they lost. And I love how they put a lot of thought into the tribute, including bringing back Billy Dee Williams for what amounts to a cameo. The love they felt for the character and the actor shone through, and I give the show major kudos for that.
(Figures season 11 would end on a funeral.)
Welp. I survived Season 11. Not sure I’m ready for 12.