I finally saw this episode, while I heard of it, I waited to watch it till I discussed it. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Like so many other shows like the Nanny that chooses to end with a birth and wedding, it wasn't bad. Sensing that things are changing Frasier considers taking a new job in San Francisco. But in a move which is not so surprising, he went to Chicago where the woman he was involved with Charlotte is. I wonder was he going to move there or was he going to ask her to join him. I was wondering why he didn't end up with Roz, they have this connection even if they didn't have their roll in the hay. Hope to see you again Frasier.
Now when Frasier first came on it was a fairly clever comedy. Intelligent jokes, a neurotic pair of psychiatrists, and of course Eddie. It ran for 11 years which, having watched this episode was clearly too long a run.
For such a clever written and funny show this is a mish mash of events. Roz gets sweeeped to the side (not that this didn't happen throughout the run) with a ludicrous 'oh your in charge of the radio station now' story - they could have done better there. Daphne gives birth at the vets, granted funny but more trash humour than Frasier humour.
Having said this though I do like the will he won't he end.......some small saving graces I guess. All in all Friends was a much better end.
This episode, while I do not think it was the best episode of Frasier, was definitely one of the most memorable.
The one thing that truly made this episode shine was the progression of the characters. Martin's marriage, Daphne and Niles' child and Roz's new job showed just how much these characters' lives have been affected (positively, of course) by Frasier. Niles would never have met Daphne, Martin would never have met Ronnie, and they would never have been as happy as they are now. Also, his goodbyes to the family, where each character tries to be the person they were in the first few series (Martin's awkward jokes, Niles' stiff handshake and Roz's quick acceptance of the facts) while their true feelings are clearly breaking out is truly heart-warming. In particular, the tears in Martin's eyes as he says goodbye to the son who has loved and cared for him for eleven years, as opposed to his original gruffness brought tears to my eyes, along with Niles' final line 'I'll miss the coffees'.
Indeed, I will always remember this episode as the one where everything and everyone turned out fine, because of Frasier.
Nothing could've made this better. Nothing "closes". Everything moves on.
Martin gets married, Niles and Daphne have a child, Roz has a promotion, Frasier grows a pair and pursues the one relationship he hasn't picked and proded beyond recognition.
I love that we don't know about this last piece of information until the very last minute of the show. The surprise of it all, the delight of knowing and not knowing. We don't know that she's there for him, we don't know if he'll be alright. We don't know...but we do. At least we hope we do because we want this old kid to settle down and be happy, finally.
So, once again, another show ends. It's bittersweet for me because I've been watching quite a few shows, and this was a very long journey full of laughs, drama and overall great fun. I will always remember Frasier, his family and friends.
The last episode was very good for me. I didn't expect something of way too much quality, because I always loved this show no matter what. Daphne giving birth at the vets was fine; maybe it felt a bit rushed, but overall it provided great scenes. I even like the fact that Roz became the new station manager, and that Frasier realized that he has to move on.
It was almost as if I felt what he was feeling when he was left alone in the apartment realizing that Martin and Niles both had their lives full, while he had no one. That's why I like that his plane landed in Chicago. The goodbyes were bittersweet. I will miss Frasier - but I guess I'll always have my DVDs to turn to when I need a doze of quality humor.
Well this is the end of another classic show that lasted 11 seasons.
It was a well rounded final in that it answered many questions and closed many storylines that have been ongoing for the show.
Frasier is startng a new chapter in his life as is everyone else on the show.
I can see a reunion special appearing in a few years.
"Goodnight, Seattle" is a culmination of not only the series but also ties ends with the events that have transpired over the final season. Although many people speculated the finale to be very poor, like most shows, it was actually quite the opposite. It had all the characteristics of a typical finale (i.e. a birth and a wedding) without being cheesy or over-the-top. In true Frasier fashion, it was done with dignity and grace. It's a nice, tidy ending that isn't vague and a person can imagine in his or her own head what just may happen next. Everyone recieved a proper new chapter in their life and I was actually very pleased how everything ended up.
It was quite special to see Martin remarry a woman he truly loves. The final milestone in the Niles/Daphne saga was set with the birth of their first child, David. Roz got her long-awaited and well-deserved promotion. And of course, Frasier chooses love over money as he decides to follow Charlotte to Chicago instead of taking the lucrative job in San Francisco. It's nice to know that he will start over just as he did 11 years ago. It makes me feel as if we've seen everything that there was to see during his whole time in Seattle. The finale is really a tearjerker at heart and I couldn't help but shed a tear when Frasier was quoting "Ulysess." This is truly one of the best finales ever.
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