Crap! - I hit send and scurried back to work after my break because I had to leave early today (root canal - urgh, don't ask!)... and I realized I left out the most IMPORTANT part of my comments...
I never followed up with you about Park! I DID love Chapter 41, and I do think SG has done a pretty great job comprehensively of transforming Park's character and make it feel authentic. The additional bits in the chapter about medical advances and the damage that things like chemo can do, while a little bit more instructive than I'd like, ultimately impacted that ending tremendously. I almost feel like we would be as repetitive as anything in the book to keep hammering home certain observations about the book vs. the potential series, but it really does feel like they could get multiple seasons' worth of character development out of this one storyline for Park.