But it is bittersweet. Obviously the show has to keep changing to be realistic — people should die, people should move on — but is it pretty definitive with Tang? Or is anything left open-ended?
Um, well I think it was just a one-season thing … but it has been an incredibly enjoyable experience. It’s been very creative and it’s very physical, I have to say. I finished the season, and I got home and my whole body just collapsed. It just shut down, and suddenly I was so sore and everything started just kind of creeping in. I guess you just hold on to anything that you have until you actually have to let go and you can let go … I think it’s all kind of the culmination of the whole season. Suddenly you know that you’ve finished, and your body sort of says, “You know what? So are we.” [Laughs.]
My colleague Mo Ryan got to talk to Mary McDonnell. I’m still not over my jealousy, but this is a pretty great interview about ‘BSG’ and what it meant to fans and McDonnell’s new show ‘Major Crimes’ and the end of ‘The Closer.’