Ran the new quest series today, and at the end of it, I got the cutscene. It was a bit garbled, with some cool footage of the Demonweb Pits, then some footage of a female drow's cleavage while she said something about how dreamy Elminster is.
Then my client crashed.
Then I restarted the client, logged in, and again attempted to collect my end reward. Same cutscene, same cleavage, same mention of MarySue-minster, same crash...
But the third time, the THIRD TIME, it stayed up (in spite of Llolth's crush on Toril's best-dressed Wizard) and I was finally able to get my quest reward.
PS: While you're at it, a UI checkbox to have Elminster NOT EXIST would be pretty awesome too.