In a last ditch effort to gain more viewers, EVERWOOD pulls a ‘LOST’ and does a flashback episode! Of course, unlike LOST, the flashbacks in EVERWOOD were truly remarkable. Watching how Irv affected so many of EVERWOOD’s denizens was fantastic (with the show ending, I’ll refrain from mentioning that Irv had more screen time in this episode that he did in seasons 2 and 3 combined!) From the beautiful opening credits (which along with the WEST WING is the only theme song I never skip) I loved every minute of tonight’s episode.
It’s truly remarkable to watch how far Ephram and Andy’s relationship has evolved since the beginning of the series. I loved their conversation tonight, and was especially moved by the lengths Ephram went to ensure his father’s happiness.
Ephram & Amy: The one relationship that I ‘ship’ for. I can’t wait to see them finally realize that they are eachothers soulmates.
Aside from Ephram and Andy, no character has come as far as Bright Abbott. Chris Pratt (with the help of some amazing writing) took a stereotypical high school jock and slowly transformed him into one of TV’s most lovable characters. Irv was right on the money when he said Bright’s future held endless possibilities.
Finally, seeing Edna break down after four years of strength was both haunting and heartbreaking at the same time.
I’m going to miss EVERWOOD so much. Edna definitely took the words out of my mouth, when she uttered, “We didn’t get enough time, We deserve more time.” That’s exactly how I feel about TV’s best drama.
A final note (afterall, I have to nitpick about something). Two things really bugged me about the episode. First off, I can’t believe Irv’s daughter didn’t show up to his funeral. I mean are we really supposed to believe that she wouldn’t show up? Finally, the fact that the WB is actually (finally!) promoting the series final of EVERWOOD is disgusting. They neglected the show for FOUR YEARS, and to think they’re trying to milk a few extra bucks out of the ‘series’ finale is just plain wrong. If EVERWOOD was given a quarter of the support that 7th HEAVEN was given, it would have been picked up by the CW.