All good things must come to an end, and alas, after 6 seasons, the road has come to an end for Dr. Tony Hill, at least in his BBC incarnation. This final season displays a few of the strongest episodes we've seen in a good while. Robson Green dropped many of Dr. Hill's more endearing idiosyncracies during the past two seasons, but all his patented tics return in force in "Falls the Shadow", an episode lifted directly from a Val McDermid novel. Such is not usually the case; most of these episodes retain the characters created by McDermid, but are not her plots. The dynamic between Tony and DI Fielding has settled down from its earlier antagonistic vibe; Alex is softer, more feminine and not as biting as she used to be. It seemed like they were priming us for a romance to develop between Tony and Alex, and now we will not see that happen. As a staunch Carol Jordan supporter, I am just as glad about that! There was no apparent attempt made to tie off loose ends, with the final episode ending ambiguously, which makes me wonder whether another season had in fact been planned before the plug was pulled. All is not lost, however: Val McDermid has just come out with another Tony-Carol book, so our shy forensic lovers continue to have lives on the page. Here's hoping the success of this show will propel Robson Green to long-deserved movie stardom in America, now that he has the time.