Thanks! I thought the Enrique stuff came before the Thorne stuff. And Enrique wanted to marry Claudia, but she wanted to marry Thorne lol. I guess it was all dropped. It really didn't make a ton of sense.
I believe it was Jill Larson who said the original finale was Six Feet Under-ish and provided a glimpse into the characters' futures.
I wonder if the montage at the beginning of the episode where you see the births of various characters, and then those characters having kids of their own etc, was actually at the end of the original finale, and after showing the past and the present it would have moved into the future.