This is what I wanted mid-S3, but BOY HOWDY did the writers not earn the face turn. They were building it so nicely and then handwaved Hawk's redemption, instead just making him seem bitter and jealous instead of wanting to change. Disappointing.
Having not read the thread and just now finishing S3, I can imagine the season finale is just a bit polarizing. Last 2 episodes should have been 4. Guess I can't really expect that much from them though when they couldn't find any direction whatsoever for one of their best characters so they just wrote her off entirely.