During Eureka's finale, didn't you find yourself waiting for some miracle to save the town? Their loss of funding, the packing up and moving, the goodbyes -- the show just couldn't end on that sad a note, even with the comic/threatening wormholes lightening the mood. The show needed some last-minute deus ex machina to come swooping in and save the town in the most unpredictable and improbable way imaginable, and that's exactly what happened. As a final episode, it was perfect.
There's been a lot of talk about how Political Animals might be a picture of the Clintons if Hillary had kicked Bill out instead of "standing by her man". But I thought the best scenes were the ones in which Elaine and the journalist went head to head. Rita, I agree completely about Hinds.