Romero's death, for instance, was very predictable and frankly anti-climatic. I mean we knew he would be killed, but I thought it would be in a more interesting way. I would have rather seen him die in a scenario with Dylan saving Norman. I even thought of the possibility of The sheriff getting to Romero and Norman somehow. She'd kill Romero and as she was taking Norman back into custody he'd kill her. IDK it just seemed like a death to tie up lose ends, which it kinda was.
Chick was again another death that was just tying up lose ends. I mean I thought his purpose was for his novel to end up being this universe's "Psycho", but that ended up going nowhere. His book died with him.
I was disappointed Emma was basically a background character this whole season, but I was okay with that because I thought she'd play a major role in Norman's death/institutionalization. Nope. Her scenes in the previous episode where great, but nowhere near a great as it would have been if she'd have seen Norma's body as well.
But besides my expectations not being met I did like the episode. I mean the callbacks to the first season were great. Freddie Highmore was awesome. I really felt for him when he was telling Dylan how everything could be alright if he just believed. That whole finale scene was wonderful. In a show that is very much about the love between family members and how that's what keeps us going the ending was truly fitting and emotional.