I think my longtime feelings about the show would have been better if they'd just ended it with last season. Seasons four and five were both excellent, satisfying drama, and the season five finale worked fine as a permanent ending.
Season six started with the police arriving to investigate the suspected murder of the show's most irritating character. Over the seasons, Jenny has grown from selfish and irresponsible to psychotic and unforgivably manipulative. And not in a good way. Jenny's presence in any scene is enough to make me grit my teeth, so I was thrilled that she was dead. Unfortunately, that didn't mean she was out of the show. In fact, just about everything between that initial scene and the final scene of the show was Jenny-centric flashback.
And not normal Jenny either, but Jenny with the annoying cranked up to 11. Each episode featured at least one character getting screwed over by Jenny and dramatically wishing her dead, thus creating the fun expectation that any of them might have done it. The fact that Lucy Lawless (Xena) was cast as the police detective promised that the season might even act as a decent mystery. But sadly, such hopes were dashed as the episode ended without giving us a single clue as to who actually did it.
While the episode gave little closure on the mystery issue, it bent over backwards to deliver microclosure on most of the characters lives, as many of their many relationship issues got more or less resolved in one day flat just in time for Jenny to die. We even got some cameos of old, nearly forgotten characters like Tim and Marina.
But we don't know who killed Jenny! Or do we? Apparently show creator Ilene Chaiken has made a pilot for a women's prison drama starring Leisha Hailey as her L-Word character Alice Pieszecki. I'm not so sure I need to see cute, peppy Alice in prison, especially since the L-Word already showed us Helena in prison. And even if Alice is in prison for killing Jenny, I doubt very much that she's actually guilty.