TV’s finest family drama signed off tonight with a phenomenal two hour finale. Showrunner Rina Mimoun kept her promise. ensuring that the characters we’ve come to know and love throughout the past four years got a fitting send-off. Every lead had their moment to shine. Be it Delia with her Bat Mitzvah, Harold and Rose and their baby, Bright and Hannah, and of course, my personal favourites: Andy & Nina and Ephram & Amy.
The finale, appropriately titled ‘FOREVERWOOD’ was the perfect mix of emotion and humor (loved Amy’s new term for Ephram’s relationship: ‘Stephram’). So I’ll just get right to, listing off my favourite moments:
The ending: A grand gesture was enough to solidify our favourite couple. From the moment they met, we all knew that Ephram & Amy were meant for eachother. Their final scene (Ferris wheel and all) was the ideal ending to a perfect show.
Andy’s Proposal: The proposal we’ve waited a season for finally became a reality. It was so nice to see Andy finally happy. The show started with a heartbroken Andy, and ended on the perfect note – Andy finally learning to Love again. I’d be remiss if I also didn’t mention Andy’s scene at Julia’s tombstone. That scene is definitely Treat Williams’ Emmy clip. It’s unfortunate that Emmy Voters don’t show the WB any respect!
Edna: I have never felt as closely connected to Edna as I have since Irv’s death. Her emotional breakdown at the end of last week’s episode was one of the most painful moments EVERWOOD has ever had (and the show’s had a lot of them). I loved how Harold and Rose invited Edna to live in their house. I’ll sleep better at night knowing that Edna isn’t driving an RV alone across America!
Bright & Hannah: The cuteness of this couple can’t be overstated. I loved watching them grow together throughout the past season. It was so nice to see Bright encourage Hannah to go to Notre Dame (I really didn’t want Hannah to pull a ‘FELICITY’). It was even nicer to see Hannah stay in EVERWOOD, accepting a spot at A&M. Who’s with me on a Bright & Hannah spin-off!
Delia’s Bat Mitzvah: Britney Cameo Alart! So nice to see Britney get a candle at Delia’s Bat. It was also fantastic to see Delia dedicate a candle to her dear departed mom. Delia has really grown up over the past season, and I have no doubt, thanks to Andy’s strong parenting, she’ll avoid the pitfalls of ‘Mean Girls’.
I’ll end off by saying it was so great how EVERWOOD’s writers prepared a proper finale (just in case). While I’m sad the show wasn’t picked up for a much deserved fifth season. I’m so pleased with how it ended (and Delia got a pony!)
Final note: I was disgusted with the incessant promotion for next season’s ‘hit shows’ on the CW. Could the WB have aired that promo anymore? It is yet another reminder that the CW has thrown away TV’s best family drama in favour of ONE TREE HILL.