Designing Women

Season 7 Episode 22

Gone With a Whim (2)

Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 24, 1993 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • What a horrible way to end a series!

    The show had already jumped the shark when Dixie Carter and Jean Smart, two principle actresses, left the series, so this last episode seemed thrown together as a last-minute show. The actors on the series didn't even know that the show had been cancelled until AFTER this episode was recorded, so the ending was a bit absurd to say the least. Even the appearance of Alice Ghostley, playing the immutable Bernice, couldn't save this episode. What's frightening is that Bernice seems the most sane in all of the chaos, ending the episode with a reprise of the song "Black man, black man" that she so humorously sung to Anthony in a previous, funnier episode. It's a shame that a proper farewell episode was not filmed for this series until the reunion episode ten years later.