I thought about having more choices than just three. But no matter what way you do it, you're always going to have somebody who wanted to include 'just one more'. I think it's interesting to boil it down to such a small number even though I find it hard as hell myself . Something else I considered, btw., was grouping the two-parters into one, such as the season finales. However, I noticed that that would cause some difficulty with regard to episodes that weren't as clearly marked two parters throught their naming (Torn / A Measure of Salvation would be one, much of S4 would be another example). Anyway, this is what I went with: - Kobol's Last Gleaming, Pt. 2 - Lay Down All Your Burdens, Pt. 2 - Crossroads, Pt. 2 I think the show has been excellent for cliffhangers. It's constantly managed to surprise me but does so without cheap tricks. Existing material gets resolved while the ground is shaken fundamentally and new developments are introduced. I've been on the edge of my seat for the ending of each season so far which makes me very, VERY excited about the show's finale at the end of season 4. I can't even begin to imagine what that's going to be like.