Usually, the season finales of television shows annoy me.

They’re supposed to set up something to keep viewers interested between now and the fall but more often, I’m aggravated by the emotional manipulation.

I wrote earlier about how I thought The Good Wife muffed it last season by carrying over an arc to the next season rather than finishing it off and creating a new one to draw viewers in.

Well, this year they did it right.

But they were still out done by two other shows.

The Mentalist ending was hard-core but it had to go exactly where it went to be true to the characters.

And Bones set-up an entirely new status quo for next season with a two-word sentence.

Be warned, spoilers after the jump.