Season 9 Episode 24

The Finale (2)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 14, 1998 on NBC

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  • Great idea, poor execution.

    Larry David's idea of having all the characters put on trial for their various transgressions against society was typical of his genius. However, the script he wrote didn't do his idea justice. It's little more than an overlong, unfunny clip show. Aside from some choice lines by Jackie Chiles and the penultimate scene in the jail cell where Jerry and George reprise the pilot episode's "shirt button conversation", there's aboslutely none of the clever, unpredictable wit for which this series is celebrated. If the episode seems more watchable now, it's only because the initial disappointment has dissipated over time. But that doesn't change the fact that it remains one of the few episodes I'll never watch again.