You know in some crime dramas and mystery shows and action shows, there is always that one recurring bad guy, that the cops never really catch yet end up doing battle with them every other week of the show? It's always the same way too. The cops corner the bad guy, he uses a hostage or distraction to get away, he's literally within walking distance of the heroes, yet they treated it like he was already long gone and vowed to get him next time. Even The Simpsons made fun of that formula when they were doing a fake spin-off episode involving Chief Wiggum as Magnum PI.
Now here's a funny idea for a crime drama ending. Because the bad guy somehow is always home instead of a safe house, let's say the same things happen. The cops corner him, he use the hostage or distraction to escape, he's within walking distance and they vow to get him again next time. Only cut to an hour later, the guy sitting at home, drinking tea or booze while celebrating a victory. Then out of nowhere a SWAT team breaks into his house. Not only would it be the realistic ending, but it'd be the funniest thing to happen in crime drama history.