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  • 8.2

    It was hard to believe this is how the series ended--with Kevin and Winnie ending their romance. I think they realized their friendship meant everything. It was a sad ending and especially sad when Kevin said, "Things don't always work out like you plan."

    By tammyinlincoln, Nov 19, 2011

    I thought this episode was sort of sad. Maybe I just wanted them to have a happy ending--that they would marry each other. I think when they were in the barn and Winnie said she never wanted it to end, they both knew this was the end. I really don't understand why Winnie cheated with the lifeguard and then pushed Kevin in the pool when he confronted her about it. What amazed me the most was when Kevin said that while Winnie was gone to design school in France, they corresponded weekly and Kevin and his wife and son met Winnie at the airport when she returned.moreless

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  • 4.0

    Kevin faces the reality of his life ahead of himself as he works with his dad and older brother, his relationship with his new friends and most importantly deciding what to do about Winnie.

    By davidneumark, Oct 22, 2011

    Most successful television shows always seem to have problems with ending thier shows on a good note. This has happened to Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Mary tyler Moore and many others. The Wonder Years is yet another example of a bad script and ending. Now Im not saying that just because Kevin and Winnie dont end up marrying makes it a bad script or ending, not the case at all: Its just this episode is badly done. First of all, Kevin has turned into a whiny, selfish kid. His friends are jerks (What happened to some of his great friends in school?), and Winnie isnt the nicest person in the world. Throughout the episode Kevin is nothing more than a total jerk and if not for all the history of us knowing what a great kid he once was, I would of changed the channel right away instead of watching this. Even once Kevin and Winnie are together, they dont work well together. One minute Winnie likes him, then she doesnt, then they hate each other. Its ridiculous to say the least.



    The final blow to me is the ending, which makes no sense at all. What was this show about? Kevin's love for Winnie. Why all of the sudden do you end the show saying that Kevin marries another girl while Winnie is waiting for him? This makes no sense to me. Most of the episodes are surrounding Kevin's love for Winnie and its obvious to me that the writer (The older Kevin Arnold who is telling us the story)still feels love for her today. It seems to me that the writers of this show wanted an uncoventional ending.....thats fine, but why this way? Wouldnt it of made more sense to have Kevin waiting for Winnie at the airport, after years at school, and then having Winnie arrive with her new husband then the other way around? Isnt this the exact opposite of what this show was about for many years? Its about Kevin growing up in the 1960's and 70's, but more importantly, his love for Winnie and most likely marrying her in the future. The ending was a total flop. I also wasnt thrilled at how the show spent a total of exactly 2 minutes explaining what happened to the rest of the Arnold Family. I wanted more. In conclusion I just dont recommend this episode unless you have to see what happens to all of the characters. Its best to remember the way they were before this terrible ending.moreless

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  • 4.0

    I think the conclusion could have been better. It just seemed like they crammed all the last bits into 20 minutes and thats a lot of years they crammed.

    By stardriven06, Jul 04, 2006

    Loved the show but not so crazy about this episode. I really wish the show could have lasted longer. It would have been really nice if it could have ended when Kevin finished high school atleast. When I first saw the new credits and they showed Kevin, Paul, and Winnie in their cap & gowns I really thought we'd all recieve a proper ending with them graduating. Maybe producers planned on it but beyond their control, that wouldn't happen? I don't know. It was kinda upsetting when they started going through the future for all the characters. I felt it was really rushed and it was a shame we couldn't see it. It actually sounded like storyline, no longer believable as it should be. I don't know, I just wish it could have had a longer run and better ending...and I was so mad when Winnie cheated on him again!! Jeeez!!!moreless

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