The title here doesn’t appear to invoke any video games I can find.

It might’ve been a slight twist on the writing advice “Kill your darlings,” which would have been on my mind a lot as we headed toward the finale and tried to keep things lean. It has some resonance for that reason, since the point of the advice is you have to let go of a lot to let the work become its best self.

Still, we could’ve gone with “FINAL BOSS FIGHT.”