3. Cutting The Fat

We love Martha Plimpton, and it was nice to see her character Edie Weitz return for a quick scene in last night's finale, but she was superflous as Rachel's interior designer boss and didn't have nearly the same spark with her as Robin (Julie Claire) did. The same goes for Rachel's boring, likely closeted tycoon boyfriend Darren (Jason Pendergraft), and the gang's art dealer friend Gingy (Shannyn Sossamon). They were cool but it became evident that the writers were either struggling to incorporate them into the plot, or they just simply weren't that interesting. It may be harsh but the show gained from their absence.