you shouldn't trope that which you don't watch, totally not it for politeness judo
and i'd say more hollow/bittersweet victory over downer ending. the the maid got grounded back into sanity after shooting the one she was meant to protect and at the end of all the fighting lost an eye, arm and leg and fingers on her other hand reducing her to a cripple who now is the one that needs to be cared for in a cruel twist.
rock thought by manipulating the US commandos into capturing the triad's man in the golden triangle itd be the beginning of order in the island as they'd finally take notice of it...instead everything stayed as is and they moved on to deposing other powerful figurehead leaders so it was a close but not close enough scenario. and in the end when his master plan was revealed everyone realised that the one they thought was incorruptible and the most moral wasnt even immune to the corrupting influence of a city built on crime and corruption and ended up adapting and changing to fight back against it.
so yeah it was more a highlight on despite all this death and carnage everything was put together in the end again but somehow broken from this.
on its own outside of the larger character progressions it was a great look at how revenge ultimately just ends up causing more grief. while the earlier ep's were more or less popcorn flicks with violence, black humor and a general look at the worst of humanity this actually got downright disturbing duringr the scene where the colombian commando is beaten to death.
the jungle fight in the last ep was crazy though.