I really hope we get to see Dark Claudia, and that the Claudia character retains some of the darkness moving forward. The worst thing would be a "Claudia temporarily resurrects Jinks, only to find that the Regents/Mrs. F are again the Fountain Of All Wisdom and realizes she shouldn't have done it and learns to let go and be at peace, bolstered by a happily-going-into-the-afterlife Jinks, and is relatively back to normal again!" storyline. So I don't really care whether or not Jinks is actually resurrected (though I agree that even if he is, it'll only be temporary), but I definitely want the whole affair to cause some permanent, not-good changes in the Claudia character.
Steve's death would also create big changes for Claudia. However, I've been thinking that his resurrection is the most likely, because they can have Claudia bring him back in the sort of Dark Artifacty way that can't be good for anybody involved. So alive or dead, Steve's death is going to be a good one.
I just kind of feel like Myka mourning HG would be repetitive; we saw Myka mourning HG all through S3. For me, the more compelling storyline is Myka (and Pete, actually) learning to live with Helena again.
HG's death would obviously affect Myka the most, but it should also have a big impact on Pete and Claudia, as well as an interesting impact on the Pete/Myka relationship.
Regardless of whether HG lives or dies, I do, however, hope that the show addresses the fact that Pete was about ten seconds away from murdering her in the season finale. I thought that scene was ridiculous for a number of reasons (in what world do Claudia and Myka calmly step aside and let Pete kill anyone, let alone a friend? seriously?), but it's what we got, and it could and should be used to interject some serious tension into the Myka-Pete bromance. If it's not, I call shenanigans.
Edited by stealinghome, Mar 28, 2012 @ 7:05 PM.