Nope. My viewings of Season 13 (both a while back now!) were prior to that knowledge, and both times I felt that the show faltered slightly towards the end of the season. Although, I did like the promise of the Val / Greg storyline I thought that Paige / Psycho Pierce story post-shooting was a bit over the top and generic. I did like the better story that was born out of it though; Greg's visions of Laura after his almost drowning. I do plan to watch S13 in the next few months however, so who knows what may change in my opinion!