Actually, I like that they (SVU AND CI ) don't shove romance in your face, I hate that on shows when they try to hard. I think they give you enough to draw your own conclusions (whatever they may be.)SVU maybe did this a bit more then CI, though I just got into CI a year or so ago and havn't seen all of them. Though I constantly watch marathons and it's on almost every night!
As for the series finale itself, I too was dissapointed there wasn't more of an-I guess emotional end. I like the bit of flashback at the end in the therapists, office, but it felt like "too little to late". I wish the whole episode had been more focused on Goren, and his whole history at Major Case and his parternship with Eames. While I said I do not like romance shoved in my face, I do not mind it if done well. So in this case I wouldn't have minded if something was brought up along the lines of Eames being one of the only people he could confide in, just something to validate their bond as friends/partners/what have you. I would have liked him to actually have said something to her at the end.
(I know this is way old, and I hope I'm not breaking any "necroing" policy, I apologize if I am but I didn't notice this was old till I started writing, and I JUST saw the finale myself recently.)