Haha, true, true. I guess I saw "sow" and thought "cow."Um... you need a new "See 'n Say"? Sows don't moo. They oink.
Well, that makes me reconsider giving 1899 a shot.You can't have one without some element of the other, but I saw that ending as being more Big Reveal than Cliffhanger. YMMV, of course. Either way, the first season's story had a beginning, middle, and end, and was intended to do so - the makers had plans for further seasons, but count on it during writing and production.