This hour long final episode of Ned's got it all right. Being the finale to a popular series is a tall task, but this episode delivered and is probably the best of Ned's.
Though humorous and entertaining throughout, it is probably not the level of laughs that some of the fantastic episodes leading up to this were. However, those were in 12 minute segments where this is an hour long show that has to accomplish a lot more.
A great thing is that they kept the same formula- Ned, Moze and Cookie all have separate plot threads that frequently intwine and then totally come together at the end. A conflicted Ned wants a romantic interlude with Suzie, Moze wants to see a famous painting while being pursued hilariously by Loomer, and Cookie thinks being a superhero will win him a date with Lisa.
Other than Moze showing some jealousy, the Ned-Moze connection that this season has been working towards is put on the back burner throughout most the first half of the show, which is a little unfortunate. I mean, Ned still thinking he wants to date Suzie? Forget that. The episode might have spent a little too much time on Cookie's subplot as well. That all being said, the last 20 minutes are great, highlighted by the flashback montage that takes us through the entire series and many great memories between Ned and Moze, and then of course, the ending we all wanted.
The saddest thing about this series was that it was its best at the very end, and then it ended. Bummer.
Love the show though and GREAT FINALE.