Picket Fences

Season 2 Episode 22

Howard's End

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 13, 1994 on CBS
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Howard's struggle with Alzheimer's affects his family and the town when his situation continues to worsen. Then Jill's decision during surgery may revoke her hospital privileges.

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  • Kevin Buss takes drastic action when he is unable to watch his father suffer a slow humiliating death from Alzheimer's disease. He is later put on trial for his actions. Jill also may loss her hospital privilages.moreless

    3.5
    I love this show. Most episodes are enjoyable. I have disagreed with some of the episodes but that is life. However I could barely stomach this episode. I love the character of Howard. But when is it okay to kill people for being sick? I felt sympthy for his family. In a way I understood why they might want to end his suffering but the law does not work that way. No one has the right to pay God. Kevin should have gone to prison and Jill should have been fired. Everyone who celebrate when Kevin was found not-guilt of shooting his father in the back. What is wrong with these people?moreless
  • good bye howard

    10
    this is one of the most moving episode of this season. we see howard becoming more sick and his family are taking it hard. every time i see this episode i must amite that it brought tears to my eyes. at the end they all gather at the church for howards furneal in which we see every body there. doug and carter are arguing who is going to speak. then the jughe stands up and tells them to seat down. he making a very moving speach. at the end we see every one stand up and knock on the coffin. this is one of my favourite episodes.moreless
Fyvush Finkel

Fyvush Finkel

Douglas Wambaugh [ episodes 23 - 88, recurring previously ]

Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Kimberly Brock

Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly

Officer Maxine Stewart

Adam Wylie

Adam Wylie

Zachary Brock

Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker

Dr. Jill Brock

Tom Skerritt

Tom Skerritt

Sheriff Jimmy Brock

Time Winters

Time Winters

Kevin Buss

Guest Star

Debbie McLeod

Debbie McLeod

Joyce Buss

Guest Star

Jonathan Stockwell Baker

Jonathan Stockwell Baker

Dr Foster

Guest Star

Kelly Connell

Kelly Connell

Carter Pike

Recurring Role

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle

John Littleton

Recurring Role

Leigh Taylor-Young

Leigh Taylor-Young

Rachel Harris

Recurring Role

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    • Possible Goof or Nitpicking ? During his introduction at the funeral Father Barrett said that Howard's one demand was " If it's a fine day, keep it short . Get everyone back out into the sunshine " . Yet , right before he speaks we hear the church choir perform the 8th and final verse of " For All the Saints " . Playing 8 verses of a song seems inconsistent with Howard's request to keep it short.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • That final scene in the church at Howard's funeral makes me sob every time I watch it. One of the most moving moments in the entire series.

      This is Zelda Rubenstein's final episode.

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