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  • The 20 best Final Episodes of a TV series, ever. Yeah, that's a big fat lie. At least they got #1 right.



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  • Tagged with : barney was pebbles's father , snape kills tony , the titanic sinks , they fuck jesus

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    bunnythor 544 2012-05-30 14:14:12.0 login to vote score 4
    WTF are these people thinking? The ending of Lost was complete shit.
    impasse 820 2012-05-30 14:14:28.0 login to vote score 0
    Meh, the whole last season of Buffy was terrible.
    kswheels 4583 2012-05-30 14:26:55.0 login to vote score 1
    The Shield should've been ranked better.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 14:30:36.0 login to vote score 3
    bunnythor: WTF are these people thinking? The ending of Lost was complete shit.

    I feel like it was a fucking Midnight Shamalan (I know his real name but like it better this way) movie.

    They were dead the whole time? SERIOUSLY?
    quick1 501 2012-05-30 14:34:42.0 login to vote score 0
    BSG shouldn't be anywhere near that list.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 14:35:23.0 login to vote score 2
    *predictable WTF ASSHOLE WHERE WAS THE SPOILER ALERT comment*
    quick1 501 2012-05-30 14:35:42.0 login to vote score 4
    Oh, and Tony gets whacked at the fade to black by the guy in the Members Only jacket.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-05-30 14:37:50.0 login to vote score 1
    THE TITANIC SINKS!
    bunnythor 544 2012-05-30 14:37:57.0 login to vote score 3
    quick1: Oh, and Tony gets whacked at the fade to black by the guy in the Members Only jacket.

    SNAPE KILLS TONY
    eddyatwork 998 2012-05-30 14:40:01.0 login to vote score 1
    bunnythor: SNAPE KILLS TONY

    ON THE TITANIC BEFORE IT SINKS!
    so vote republican 6688 2012-05-30 14:41:04.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: I feel like it was a fucking Midnight Shamalan (I know his real name but like it better this way) movie.

    They were dead the whole time? SERIOUSLY?


    SPOILERS!!! IT'S STILL ON MY DVR!!!!
    keerbip 4358 2012-05-30 14:41:25.0 login to vote score 5
    BARNEY WAS PEBBLES'S FATHER
    eddyatwork 998 2012-05-30 14:43:26.0 login to vote score 1
    keerbip: BARNEY WAS PEBBLES'S FATHER

    Well how could that be? Wilma was married to Fred unless...OH MY GOD!
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2012-05-30 14:44:05.0 login to vote score 1
    They left out the one where Jeff said you'll get over it.
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2012-05-30 14:44:16.0 login to vote score 5
    And the last Seinfeld sucked.
    vliam 1096 2012-05-30 14:44:22.0 login to vote score 3
    bunnythor: WTF are these people thinking? The ending of Lost was complete shit.

    That.
    I think they may have confused "best" with "most talked about".

    The endings of Lost and The Sopranos were widely discussed in regards to just how shitty they were.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-05-30 14:44:28.0 login to vote score 1
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: They left out the one where Jeff said you'll get over it.

    That wasn't a tv show unless it was on Fark TV.
    so vote republican 6688 2012-05-30 14:49:49.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: BSG shouldn't be anywhere near that list.

    I didn't mind the end of BSG at all actually...
    mike_bolton 913 2012-05-30 14:51:46.0 login to vote score 0
    Porn
    so vote republican 6688 2012-05-30 14:51:52.0 login to vote score 1
    vliam: That.
    I think they may have confused "best" with "most talked about".

    The endings of Lost and The Sopranos were widely discussed in regards to just how shitty they were.


    What I really like is how they say "The Wire was good because it wasn't like the Sopranos." and then three clicks later...
    code_7 6865 2012-05-30 14:54:28.0 login to vote score 5
    selectivedisclosure: I feel like it was a fucking Midnight Shamalan (I know his real name but like it better this way) movie.

    They were dead the whole time? SERIOUSLY?


    I was just pissed because they denied it since the first season, when everyone had already figured it out.

    If they wanted to make it something else, they should have. Instead, they couldn't think of a different way to end it...
    so vote republican 6688 2012-05-30 14:56:19.0 login to vote score 0
    code_7: I was just pissed because they denied it since the first season, when everyone had already figured it out.

    If they wanted to make it something else, they should have. Instead, they couldn't think of a different way to end it...


    Wait, if they were dead the whole time, where did the others come from?
    code_7 6865 2012-05-30 14:57:33.0 login to vote score 0
    so vote republican: Wait, if they were dead the whole time, where did the others come from?

    Fuck, I don't remember. I gave up after the 2nd or 3rd season...
    keerbip 4358 2012-05-30 15:00:58.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: Well how could that be? Wilma was married to Fred unless...OH MY GOD!

    The answer is BAMBAM.
    bunnythor 544 2012-05-30 15:06:07.0 login to vote score 4
    keerbip: BARNEY WAS PEBBLES'S FATHER

    Obligatory:


    muir 4764 2012-05-30 15:12:05.0 login to vote score 0
    code_7: Fuck, I don't remember. I gave up after the 2nd or 3rd season...

    Then how could you have any say on how it ended? And no they were not dead the whole time.
    code_7 6865 2012-05-30 15:15:31.0 login to vote score 0
    muir: Then how could you have any say on how it ended? And no they were not dead the whole time.

    I thought they were. I did watch the last few episodes.

    And I specifically remember them all being dead.
    pass the bacon 3512 2012-05-30 15:17:13.0 login to vote score 1
    It's kinda funny how the Newhart ending is always #1.
    muir 4764 2012-05-30 15:18:11.0 login to vote score 0
    code_7: I thought they were. I did watch the last few episodes.

    And I specifically remember them all being dead.


    Nope.
    code_7 6865 2012-05-30 15:21:31.0 login to vote score 0
    muir: Nope.

    Yeah they were, I know cause I was pissed because everyone, including myself, had it figured out. Everyone said they were dead since season 1 and they denied it the whole time. They were dead and in limbo or something pretty damn close.
    muir 4764 2012-05-30 15:26:42.0 login to vote score 0
    code_7: Yeah they were, I know cause I was pissed because everyone, including myself, had it figured out. Everyone said they were dead since season 1 and they denied it the whole time. They were dead and in limbo or something pretty damn close.

    nope.
    artificeren 757 2012-05-30 15:35:58.0 login to vote score 3
    selectivedisclosure: I feel like it was a fucking Midnight Shamalan (I know his real name but like it better this way) movie.

    They were dead the whole time? SERIOUSLY?



    code_7: I was just pissed because they denied it since the first season, when everyone had already figured it out.

    If they wanted to make it something else, they should have. Instead, they couldn't think of a different way to end it...


    No

    The sixth and final season's "sideways" flashes to an apparent "alternate timeline" was the "purgatory". Everything that happened on the island, really happened. Everything that happened in flashbacks in seasons 1-4, really happened. Everything that happened in the time jumps in season 5, really happened.

    Chronologically, the show skips from the final scene, of Jack watching the plane fly away from the island, over to some untold number of years later when everybody involved in the story has died (including Hurley, the new "jacob" who lives forever until a replacement comes), and they all meet again in the "purgatory" afterlife and they've had a chance to explore what could have happened if they had chosen different paths. They all seem to choose the path that took them to the island for those few months, and then step into the light together. Except for Ben, who still can't comes to terms with the selfish choices he made, and so he stays.

    They did not die in the plane wreck. Jacob harnessed the island's "magic" to bring them together for the purpose of replacing him and rescuing him from the mess he had made with his brother. The plan worked and the island entered a new, more peaceful, era with Hurley at the helm.

    I thought it was a well done show with a satisfying ending. Yes, they pulled out the religion card within a supposedly "sci-fi" genre show. But it's not like it was a betrayal like battlestar gallactica. Lost did not use mainstream religion as a solution to the plotlines in the show. There was no "god did it". It was the island's "magic" that did all the crazy stuff. The religious purgatory was just a way to tell the story of those who died, to say, "ya, this was a crazy path the island took them on, but they are happy they took that path." Now I think it would have been just fine to use the island's magic for that as well, but I don't think it would have been as accessible to the christian audiences, so they couched it in catholic myth to give the ending a familiar tint.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 15:41:46.0 login to vote score 2
    code_7: I was just pissed because they denied it since the first season, when everyone had already figured it out.

    If they wanted to make it something else, they should have. Instead, they couldn't think of a different way to end it...


    EXACTLY! I thought that episode number one! They they tried to put them in the real world and denied that they were dead the whole time. Oh, but their newspaper interviews and world fame was actually Purgatory Fame or whatever, because they were dead. Still doesn't make 100% sense to me.


    pass the bacon 3512 2012-05-30 15:43:57.0 login to vote score 1
    artificeren: No

    The sixth and final season's "sideways" flashes to an apparent "alternate timeline" was the "purgatory". Everything that happened on the island, really happened. Everything that happened in flashbacks in seasons 1-4, really happened. Everything that happened in the time jumps in season 5, really happened.

    Chronologically, the show skips from the final scene, of Jack watching the plane fly away from the island, over to some untold number of years later when everybody involved in the story has died (including Hurley, the new "jacob" who lives forever until a replacement comes), and they all meet again in the "purgatory" afterlife and they've had a chance to explore what could have happened if they had chosen different paths. They all seem to choose the path that took them to the island for those few months, and then step into the light together. Except for Ben, who still can't comes to terms with the selfish choices he made, and so he stays.

    They did not die in the plane wreck. Jacob harnessed the island's "magic" to bring them together for the purpose of replacing him and rescuing him from the mess he had made with his brother. The plan worked and the island entered a new, more peaceful, era with Hurley at the helm.

    I thought it was a well done show with a satisfying ending. Yes, they pulled out the religion card within a supposedly "sci-fi" genre show. But it's not like it was a betrayal like battlestar gallactica. Lost did not use mainstream religion as a solution to the plotlines in the show. There was no "god did it". It was the island's "magic" that did all the crazy stuff. The religious purgatory was just a way to tell the story of those who died, to say, "ya, this was a crazy path the island took them on, but they are happy they took that path." Now I think it would have been just fine to use the island's magic for that as well, but I don't think it would have been as accessible to the christian audiences, so they couched it in catholic myth to give the ending a familiar tint.


    That sounds utterly stupid and way too fucking complicated.

    But then I never made it thru the pilot episode sooooo.....
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 15:44:05.0 login to vote score 0
    artificeren: No

    The sixth and final season's "sideways" flashes to an apparent "alternate timeline" was the "purgatory". Everything that happened on the island, really happened. Everything that happened in flashbacks in seasons 1-4, really happened. Everything that happened in the time jumps in season 5, really happened.

    Chronologically, the show skips from the final scene, of Jack watching the plane fly away from the island, over to some untold number of years later when everybody involved in the story has died (including Hurley, the new "jacob" who lives forever until a replacement comes), and they all meet again in the "purgatory" afterlife and they've had a chance to explore what could have happened if they had chosen different paths. They all seem to choose the path that took them to the island for those few months, and then step into the light together. Except for Ben, who still can't comes to terms with the selfish choices he made, and so he stays.

    They did not die in the plane wreck. Jacob harnessed the island's "magic" to bring them together for the purpose of replacing him and rescuing him from the mess he had made with his brother. The plan worked and the island entered a new, more peaceful, era with Hurley at the helm.

    I thought it was a well done show with a satisfying ending. Yes, they pulled out the religion card within a supposedly "sci-fi" genre show. But it's not like it was a betrayal like battlestar gallactica. Lost did not use mainstream religion as a solution to the plotlines in the show. There was no "god did it". It was the island's "magic" that did all the crazy stuff. The religious purgatory was just a way to tell the story of those who died, to say, "ya, this was a crazy path the island took them on, but they are happy they took that path." Now I think it would have been just fine to use the island's magic for that as well, but I don't think it would have been as accessible to the christian audiences, so they couched it in catholic myth to give the ending a familiar tint.




    I seriously hope that it was all supposed to be real.


    OK so what about when they find the actual Oceanic plane at the bottom of the ocean, seemingly intact. That whole story line with the conspiracy theorists was lost on me.
    artificeren 757 2012-05-30 15:48:52.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: I seriously hope that it was all supposed to be real.


    OK so what about when they find the actual Oceanic plane at the bottom of the ocean, seemingly intact. That whole story line with the conspiracy theorists was lost on me.


    The plane found in the bottom of the ocean was a real plane that Charles Widmore bought and populated with corpses in order to provide cover for the island's and jacob's shenanigans. While Widmore may have been banished from the island by Ben, he was nonetheless still working in its service.
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-05-30 15:52:04.0 login to vote score 0
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: And the last Seinfeld sucked.

    I was ambivalent about it when it first aired. I saw it several years later and thought it was hilarious and thought it was a very clever ending.


    artificeren 757 2012-05-30 15:54:36.0 login to vote score 0
    pass the bacon: That sounds utterly stupid and way too fucking complicated.

    But then I never made it thru the pilot episode sooooo.....


    George SHOOTS Lennie? What the hell? I didn't read much past the first chapter, but they seemed like friends!?
    code_7 6865 2012-05-30 15:57:59.0 login to vote score 1
    artificeren: No

    Ah, well, I didn't get all that out of it. I lost interest during all the alternate timeline junk and only watched the last few episodes at the end.

    I liked where it was going but they just lost me...


    Lost.

    Heh
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-05-30 16:08:03.0 login to vote score 2
    +1 for including Star Trek TNG and also NOT including Quantum Leap, which was the worst ending to a halfway good long-running sci-fi show EVER.
    bunnythor 544 2012-05-30 16:27:41.0 login to vote score 0
    libs keep banning me: +1 for including Star Trek TNG and also NOT including Quantum Leap, which was the worst ending to a halfway good long-running sci-fi show EVER.

    I disagree. The worst final episode of any TV show that I can remember was the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. That shit didn't have fuck to do with anything, and having Commander Fat Riker wandering around on some sort of holographic vision quest just added the piss sauce to the poop soup.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 16:37:28.0 login to vote score 1
    libs keep banning me: +1 for including Star Trek TNG and also NOT including Quantum Leap, which was the worst ending to a halfway good long-running sci-fi show EVER.

    Did he ever get home??
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 16:38:21.0 login to vote score 1
    artificeren: The plane found in the bottom of the ocean was a real plane that Charles Widmore bought and populated with corpses in order to provide cover for the island's and jacob's shenanigans. While Widmore may have been banished from the island by Ben, he was nonetheless still working in its service.

    Ahhhhh. Ok. Well ya see, that's just one of those things I swear they made up on the spot. Thanks for the explainings
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 16:39:48.0 login to vote score 0
    artificeren: The plane found in the bottom of the ocean was a real plane that Charles Widmore bought and populated with corpses in order to provide cover for the island's and jacob's shenanigans. While Widmore may have been banished from the island by Ben, he was nonetheless still working in its service.

    Ok no no no. I got confused again. It doesn't jive with the Oceanic 6 news stories though. That wasn't real? The Oceanic 6 weren't famous?
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 16:44:30.0 login to vote score 0
    Or I guess to protect the island they were liars even though they'd agreed not to mention the island in the first place.
    artificeren 757 2012-05-30 16:50:35.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: Or I guess to protect the island they were liars even though they'd agreed not to mention the island in the first place.

    Exactly. Penny Widmore helped them come up with a story that gelled with the fake plane that her father had planted.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-05-30 16:54:48.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Did he ever get home??

    He did, sort of, in the last episode. He jumped into himself. Then he leaped out again, and if I recall correctly, the last scene was him disappearing from a photo of himself or some shit. It was pretty awful.
    zylon 916 2012-05-30 17:01:49.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Did he ever get home??

    That was left ambiguous.



    Or not.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 17:26:45.0 login to vote score 1
    zylon: That was left ambiguous.



    Or not.


    Wow. The whole point of the show was to see him make the final leap home! Lame lame lame.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 17:27:41.0 login to vote score 1
    libs keep banning me: He did, sort of, in the last episode. He jumped into himself. Then he leaped out again, and if I recall correctly, the last scene was him disappearing from a photo of himself or some shit. It was pretty awful.

    So he un-existed himself? Brutal.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-05-30 17:28:19.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: Did he ever get home??

    As I recall, he had the chance to jump into himself but then he realized other people in history wouldn't get things straightened out so he kept jumping or some crap.
    code_7 6865 2012-05-30 17:50:29.0 login to vote score 1
    Well, I'm happy to say I've only seen like 3 or 4 of those 'Best Final Episodes'.

    I'm sure I watched the final Cheers but I don't really remember...
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-30 18:52:29.0 login to vote score 3
    quick1: Oh, and Tony gets whacked at the fade to black by the guy in the Members Only jacket.

    I never thought there was any other explanation! I worked at the DOJ in antitrust on the same floor as organized crime and terrorism. Didn't gave the clearance but hung around those folks and knew when they were on lockdown because a wire tap transcript was copied ver batim on that week's Sopranos (2006). Someone had sold it and the idiots at Sopranos didn't even change words around to hide it. Anyway, so my point is that there wasn't some existential meaning. Those writers just stole real-life transcripts and threw some hollywood in there now and then. They weren't geniuses.
    mike_bolton 913 2012-05-30 18:59:08.0 login to vote score 0
    They fuck jesus
    l.darte 554 2012-05-30 21:27:55.0 login to vote score 0
    St. Elsewhere (#2) should have been #1.
    bunnythor 544 2012-05-30 21:37:41.0 login to vote score 2

    seuaniu 1608 2012-05-30 22:30:10.0 login to vote score 0
    i got javascript errors after 3 or 4 of them, so I'll just leave this here:

    cheers or gtfo
    kang 636 2012-05-31 00:03:46.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: I never thought there was any other explanation! I worked at the DOJ in antitrust on the same floor as organized crime and terrorism. Didn't gave the clearance but hung around those folks and knew when they were on lockdown because a wire tap transcript was copied ver batim on that week's Sopranos (2006). Someone had sold it and the idiots at Sopranos didn't even change words around to hide it. Anyway, so my point is that there wasn't some existential meaning. Those writers just stole real-life transcripts and threw some hollywood in there now and then. They weren't geniuses.

    I don't know about existential but I always thought it was a bit allegorical to modern America. The disintegration of the mafia somewhat mirrors the disintegration of faith in the American dream. Plus it was funny as hell!
    kang 636 2012-05-31 00:21:16.0 login to vote score 0
    Also I thought the fade to black thing was genius.

    Of course Tony probably dies but he's the hero of the show and seeing him die, while momentarily satisfying from a wrap up the plot POV, doesn't add nearly as much to the overall story as leaving it open ended and allowing each viewer to decide if the members only guy was able to finish the deal or did Tony make it to witness protection.

    Plus from an allegorical POV, we can always hope that the American dream is not also dead but temporarily in witness protection...
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-05-31 07:38:07.0 login to vote score 0
    kang: Also I thought the fade to black thing was genius.

    Of course Tony probably dies but he's the hero of the show and seeing him die, while momentarily satisfying from a wrap up the plot POV, doesn't add nearly as much to the overall story as leaving it open ended and allowing each viewer to decide if the members only guy was able to finish the deal or did Tony make it to witness protection.

    Plus from an allegorical POV, we can always hope that the American dream is not also dead but temporarily in witness protection...



    I like that!

    I'd upvote you but apparently we are alts.

    ricardo shadowban 8391 2012-05-31 07:50:39.0 login to vote score 0
    They should have ended Friends with a machine-gun bloodbath. I'd have tuned in to watch that.
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