Hillman has drawn many august visitors over the years. Some are alumni, others come to the school to pay their respects to its status.
Even so, perhaps few had expeceted they would be graced by such a luminary as performer Lena Horne.
The legendary artist arrives at the school to dedicate a scholarship in the name of her grandmother. People on campus are beside themselves, and handle the appearance in different ways.
Whitley is so floored she wants Horne to see what she considers only the best-- that means none of the old-fashioned cooking favored by Mr. Gaines. Kim does an end run around this strategy.
It turns out that Horne and Gaines have more than food tastes in common-- they met during WWII. Gilbert is humbled when Horne says she and the cook are old friends.
And so the cast heads off into the sunset, closing the series on a warm and sentimental note.