Greek

Season 4 Episode 10

Legacy

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 07, 2011 on ABC Family
9.8
out of 10
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117 votes
5

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In the series finale, Casey and Cappie come to a realization about their relationship as the Kappa Taus fight to save their house from demolition.

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  • Wow.

    10
    This has spoilers. Lots and lots of spoilers.



    Greek's final episode can't be described with any other words than wow, but I'm gonna try. The episode wrapped up a phenomenal show with a deserving ending. There were so many parts that made it great:



    Casey. While last episode she drove me nuts she nailed it this episode. Her law professor puts her and Evan on the case of tearing down the Kappa Tau house. But at the protest rally when push comes to shove both Casey and Evan side with Kappa Tau.



    Rusty. Rusty stands up to Laskar Parks and does everything he can to save the house. Casey tells him she doesn't have to protect him anymore and tells Ashleigh to go for Rusty. Ashleigh and Rusty share a cute second first kiss. Cappie's real name is FINALLY revealed. Captain John Paul Jones (I put the notice for spoilers at the top)



    Cappie graduates. Turns out he took so many classes in so many majors he needed one credit to graduate. When he showed up late for his philosophy exam he gave it by speech. He tells of how Evan convinced him to go to CRU and to rush and it was there he meets the love of his life. While Cappie loves college, he's ready to get out to see what else there is to learn.



    Cappie and Evan and Casey. The three become friends again and Evan and Cappie man-hug before Casey and Cappie leave. They even kiss in front of Evan and he doesn't mind.



    Cappie passing down his throne (or butt-shaped chair) to Rusty. And the line that made me tear up: "You are my legacy, Spitter." The Greek finale was a perfect ending to the show. Everyone who was ever anyone on Greek we saw and it ended well for everyone. Just... wow.moreless
  • As far as series finales go, Greek nailed it. A truly superb combination of nostalgia, resolution, emotion and joy.

    9.0
    For a show that was always remarkable in distinguishing the comedy from the drama it should come to no surprise that the finale was the sheer embodiment of fulfilling. It surprised, shocked, moved and thoroughly entertained anyone who claims to be a fan of the show.Focusing primarily on saving KT the episode contained enough plot points to keep the pace while addressing those moments that rewarded the fans. The plot saw the return of some characters you forgot existed but brought the necessary redemption to those who needed it (I'm looking at you, Evan). In that respect, the KT plot was the most moving of all, especially because of its unexpected end.But bear in mind that this is a character-driven show at its core. So while we saw our beloved students from Cyprus Rhodes jump through quite inventive hoops to keep the legendary house we were treated to the relationships that really mattered. Dale found love in the place where it had always been, though not forgetting the one love he has been aching for four seasons, Calvin found his purpose, the highly unlikely yet very believable pairing of Rusty and Ashleigh came to a head in the best way imaginable and one of the best will-they-or-wont-they couples in recent memory, Casey and Cappie, got their proper send-off.Meanwhile things didn't quite resolve for Evan and Rebecca who figured out where it all went wrong only to leave us with a final smile as the show came to a close. Not that it really matters, after all, there are only so many couples that can last forever and it is rather believable that these two went on to find more suitable partners in life. In that way, the finale mixed the resolvable with the reasonable. I believe quite every single subplot that ever was got either a notable mention or a welcome resolution but without ever becoming too mushy or sentimental. Sure, you need a descent amount of sugar resistance if you want to get through the episode but nothing less would be expected from such a good-hearted show.The episode was terrific in every way and the way that every relationship was addressed was magnificent. From Evan accepting Casey and Cappie to Cappie's real name, from a sibling farewell to exciting new beginnings, the episode rushed through the final semester as if it was...well you get it. The show portrayed college in an exciting, yet family friendly manner and the ending portrayed life in that very same way. A powerful and deserving goodbye to a group of wonderfully written characters that shall never be forgotten or, in fact, actually leave Cyprus Rhodes. Because in the end, they shall remain forever young.moreless
  • Emotional

    10
    The destruction of the Kappa Tau house had me in tears - both times and Im a guy - who never cries at TV Shows or films (except the Friends finale). Anyway, the look on Rusty's face especially as it was being torn down, pretty much summed up how I felt when I heard of the show's impending departure. Although some of the storylines wrapped up fairly quickly it never felt rushed and for that I have to hand it to the writers for ending Greek, an underrated and original (IMO) show with such grace and honour. They gave us a beautiful ending to the series but left it so the viewer is left wondering just what these characters, who we have learnt to love over 4 years, are up to. Kudos also to Cappie's real name. More memorable than the Janitor's 'real name' in Scrubs who Ive genuinely forgottenmoreless
  • One hundread percent perfect symetry.

    10
    One hundread percent perfect symetry. I was totally taken by surprise by sabatour x and all the clues that they dropped in season 4 ep 1-9 to bring it all together for ep10. Absolutely fantastic ending. I want to see the director's cut of the episode with the extra 2 scenes that explains the ending between cappie and evan. I liked that they brought back minor but pivotal characters for their appearance if nothing more. A very nostalgic ending, eventually it would be nice to see 2 years from now when rusty graduates and starts working for chambers international, and to see where the rest of the alum are.moreless
  • Speechless. CONTAINS SPOILERS!

    10
    I've just finished watching the episode and I just can't even...wow. The finale is absolutely brilliant. Yes, it was kinda rushed (for ex. Cappie&Evan), but it was all wrapped up like a present for us loyal fans who stuck with the show since the first episode. Every major character got some development/closure in the end and I simply can't believe it's over.

    Cappie has been my favourite character since the beginning (along with Casey) and boy was I happy for him in this episode. The whole legacy thing got me in tears, just like the final scene in general. Furthermore the end song was quite appropriate. Also thank you writers for the open ending - the show can "live on" in us, fans (& of course the fanfiction writers).

    I am sure going to miss all the characters and twists. It was one hell of a ride and I am proud to be a fan of the show.moreless
Scott Michael Foster

Scott Michael Foster

Captain "Cappie" John Paul Jones

Spencer Grammer

Spencer Grammer

Casey Cartwright

Paul James

Paul James

Calvin Owens

Jake McDorman

Jake McDorman

Evan Chambers

Jacob Zachar

Jacob Zachar

Rusty Cartwright

Dilshad Vadsaria

Dilshad Vadsaria

Rebecca Logan

Jonathan Silverman

Jonathan Silverman

Lasker Parkes

Guest Star

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tour Guide

Guest Star

Arielle Vandenberg

Arielle Vandenberg

Lisa Lawson

Guest Star

Zack Lively

Zack Lively

Heath

Recurring Role

Derek Mio

Derek Mio

Wade

Recurring Role

Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill

Beaver

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Professor Morreti: For your final, I just have one question: why?
      Cappie: Because you're lazy? No, I'm just joking. Well, the first thing you asked us at the beginning of the semester was why are we here. Well, I thought about that a lot. We all have a purpose, and our purpose is to figure out our purpose. That's what college is. So, why college? Why CRU? The truth is I chose CRU because a friend of mine from camp was going here, then I chose to rush a fraternity and I made new friends, and college has been everything I ever could've imagined it to be. So I kept thinking, why would I ever want to leave this place? But then I realized that there's so much left to learn and experience and look forward to, and now I'm graduating...hopefully, and heading out into the real world with the love of my life, who was my purpose. So, today I'm here to graduate, and tomorrow? Well, it's hard to say because I have no idea where I'll be.

    • Cappie: You are my legacy, Spitter.

    • Rusty: Nostalgia can be a very powerful thing.

    • Rebecca: Remember that terrible Matthew McConaughey film?
      Dale: Sahara? Ed TV? The Wedding Planner? Failure to Launch? How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days? Fool's Gold?
      Rebecca: No, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

    • Rusty: I see a lot of frowny faces.
      Cappie: Spitter, we're standing in Greek ruins. Literally.

    • Cappie: Adios, KT. It was good knowing you.

    • Rusty: What are you going to do about law school now?
      Casey: I have no idea. But I did the right thing. That's from you, Jiminy Cricket.

    • Evan: Hey Crappie!
      Cappie: The name's Cappie

    • Rusty: So you're moving out. Couldn't live on the futon forever, huh?
      Ashleigh: Yeah. Well, I have a rule that I don't date roommates. It's kind of a new rule, since I've only ever lived with girls. Mostly your sister, and this really big rat in New York, neither of whom I wanted to date, but...now.
      Rusty: You want to date me?
      (Finally open with their feelings, they kiss)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Evan injuring his arm was not originally planned. Jake McDorman who plays Evan, broke his arm when a friend accidently slammed it into a car door. Because of this, his injury was written into the script.

    • According to creator Patrick Sean Smith, one of the rejected names for Cappie was John Smith. He worried that it was too close to his name, and would look arrogant as if he was "putting [himself] in the show." He also thought it "was too ordinary for [Cappie's] spirit."

    • Music:
      Forever Young by Youth Group
      My Oldest Friend by Andrew Belle
      Afterall by William Fitzsimmons
      The Weepies by Living in Twilight
      Take Over the World by The Courteeners
      Spinning by Jack's Mannequin

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Rusty: (gives Ashleigh the name plate) It's for your office, so everybody knows your name.
      This is a reference to the theme song for the TV show Cheers.

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