By Ken Tucker
Updated April 09, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Wow: Just caught up with last night’s season finale (series finale?) of Life: What a great episode written by creator Rand Ravich; what a great, satisfying almost-wrap-up of the show’s ongoing mystery; what great performances from star Damian Lewis as Charlie Crews and Garret Dillahunt as Crews’ nemesis. Oh, and what a great lesson in the power of a punch to the throat. (Don’t try that, kids.)

Given that NBC has fewer hour-long time slots in the fall when Jay Leno takes over the 10 p.m. hour, and the fact that Life hasn’t been a ratings smash, it’s a shame this series doesn’t have much of a chance for another season. But I sure would like to see where Crews’ life goes after last night, wouldn’t you?

Did you watch?