The Power of the Final Installment

I saw Mockingjay: Part 2 yesterday and there were so many feels.

It is always a strange thing to read/watch the last installment of a franchise. On the one hand, you feel immense satisfaction at seeing the story come to a conclusion and yet you are sad to say goodbye to the characters that you have invested in.

It was the same with Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. There is just something so bittersweet about that final goodbye. Arguably, this feeling is even more prevalent with long-running TV shows, where you follow characters and storylines for many years. Saying goodbye to Lost after six years and Prison Break after four was very strange indeed, but all good things must come to an end.

I suppose that these emotions evoked within me serve to demonstrate just how powerful and engaging fiction can be. I can only hope that people enjoy my own stories to such a degree.