By Michael Slezak
July 11, 2009 at 11:35 PM EDT
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And so tonight, my scripted summer obsession — not too many of those this year, are there? — comes to its (hopefully) blood-spattered conclusion. CBS’ Harper’s Island hasn’t exactly been great — too many deaths happened off-camera, too many characters act illogically, too few scares jolted me into the fetal position — but it’s been a satisfyingly trashy pleasure. (Be sure to click over for my Harper’s Island season finale recap!) Now, though, with its massive ensemble cast finally getting off the island, the question arises, which ones are most likely to find post-Harper’s success? I’d place my money on Cameron Richardson, who over the course of the season transformed vacuous Chloe into a sweet, often amusing young woman and pulled off a final-act staring-into-the-face-of-death moment that still gives me chills when I think about it now. I’d also like to see more from Elaine Cassidy, whose solid performance as Abby often makes me forget that the show’s writers are forcing her to behave in a bizarre, nonsensical fashion. (For what it’s worth, a quick check of her IMDb page just now finally cracked the mystery of where I’d seen her before — in the slow-paced, creepy 1999 thriller Felicia’s Journey.) Anyhow, do sound off with your own feelings about the Harper’s cast below, and don’t forget to vote in our polls: Who’s the killer? And who needs to die?

Update: Sorry about the bunky old photo, sharp-eyed readers! It’s been buried down in the tunnels, alongside ill-fated Beth!

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