Toward the end of any show-with-diminished-viewer-support's life-cycle many of those left tend to dig just about anything, even when it is pedestrian, contrived, clumsy, or melodramatic. I imagine a lot of those people loved this episode.
Exposition + contrivance / (melodrama * slow-speaking dimwitted evil Observers) = DUMB ^3
Not to mention that the death of any seemingly important character on this show that is this important to the main characters can't possibly be the end of that character. Therefor I felt no actual emotional loss when Etta "died". Immediately I figured this was some storyline ruse meant to illicit an emotional response that would be pulled back in several episodes when we time travel or go to an alternate universe or something.
But the biggest reason for my lack of emotional investment in the episode could easily be blamed on the overall construction, delivery, and execution of the end product. Something felt off. Pacing? Directing? Writing? Acting? Too much exposition? Too much Observer slow-speak and stupidity?
I don't really care why it didn't move me much. Though, I should care more since Etta is by far the most interesting character this season, but I don't.
The only thing I liked about it is that the death of his daughter should motivate Pacey Poof to go fuckin' badass on his enemies. I look forward to that.
Bring on "OMG THIS WAS THE BEST EPISODE OF THE SERIES OMG U R SO FUKIN CRAY!!!!!!1111one"
55 out of 100