The King of Queens

Season 9 Episode 12

China Syndrome (1)

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 14, 2007 on CBS
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China Syndrome (1)
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Doug and Carrie's marital tension continues, as they ponder whether they have a future together. Arthur and Ava's wedding day turns problematic.

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  • Series finale, part one.

    8.0
    King of Queens came to an eventful ending as Doug and Carrie's lives begin to change and Arthur is ready to get married. I really didn't expect any of this to be happening coming in watching the show.



    King of Queens just didn't seems like the show to have a huge dramatic finale like it did here. Regardless, we got a great balance between comedy and drama. "I mean I've ordered Chinese before, but never a baby!" Definitely my favorite line of the episode.



    Arthur's story line seemed rush. So his fiance only was marrying him cause she thought he was gay That seemed a little bit contrived. The talk of divorce was just too much. We all knew the two would settle their differences, even mentioning divorce was quite unsettling. Overall, this was a great episode, good lead-in to the finale.moreless
  • Finale part one

    7.5
    The King of Queens was the last live-action sitcom from the 1990's (the golden age of TV) to conclude its run. This finale was interesting, to say the least, but this was not the kind of goodbye that this great show deserved.



    We should not have seen Arthur get married, nor should Doug and Carrie have adopted a Chinese baby. This is the kind of show that should have just had another episode as the finale, just a typical plot in the lives of Doug and Carrie. MASH needed a big farewell and it got one, this show did not.moreless
  • Season 9, Episode 12.

    10
    Doug and Carrie's marital tension continues, as they ponder whether they have a future together. Arthur and Ava's wedding day turns problematic. Wow, the ending to a perfect series. It's so sad to see it go. This episode was pretty good, though. I loved when Doug is walking down the aisle with Carrie at Arthur's wedding, and he just starts rushing ahead of her. Haha. Wow, I think this was a great way to lead into the very last episode. Hehe, Arthur getting married, and Doug wanting to leave Carrie because she kept an apartment. First off, how can she afford mortgage AND rent in Stuyvesant Towers?! Great episode, though.moreless
  • Doug and Carrie's marital tension continues, wondering if they'll have a future together or not.

    10
    Ava decides to not marry Arthur because she likes gay menDoug and Carrie's marriage is on the rocks but they need to put it a side to attend Arthur's wedding to Ava, however nothing go's right and in this first half of the season finale Ava walks out on Arthur, Danny has a new roomie and it's a women, Holly is pregnant and on her own, Spence's mum is now marring Arthur and Doug is drunk.moreless
  • So the moment we have all dreaded has come to pass.

    10
    Doug and Carrie’s marriage is on the rocks but they need to put it a side to attend Arthur’s wedding to Ava, however nothing go’s right and in this first half of the season finale Ava walks out on Arthur, Danny has a new roomie and it’s a women, Holly is pregnant and on her own, Spence’s mum is now marring Arthur and Doug is drunk.



    Some brilliant scene’s especially the Deacon Doug scene at the start with them both wrestling on the floor, Deacon having to do Arthur’s best man speech, Arthur thinking back to why Ava thought he was gay and Doug drunk around the back of the club wrestling with Spence.moreless
Gary Valentine

Gary Valentine

Danny Heffernan

Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Arthur Spooner

Kevin James

Kevin James

Douglas 'Doug' Steven Heffernan

Leah Remini

Leah Remini

Carrie Heffernan

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Spencer 'Spence' Olchin

Victor Williams

Victor Williams

Deacon Palmer

Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan

Holly Shumpert

Guest Star

Josh Cooke

Josh Cooke

Rabbi Feldman

Guest Star

Lainie Kazan

Lainie Kazan

Ava St. Clair

Guest Star

Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

Himself

Recurring Role

Merrin Dungey

Merrin Dungey

Kelly Palmer

Recurring Role

Anne Meara

Anne Meara

Veronica Olchin

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Doug: Why the hell didn't you take the minivan?
      Deacon: Kelly's got it. She doesn't like driving this car. It's too small.
      Doug: Oh, great, so she gives it to her eight-foot-tall husband. I can't believe you aren't the one gettin' divorced.
      Deacon: Stop talking about divorce, will you? You guys are going to be fine. You always work these things out. She screams, you cry—two pizzas later you're back to normal.

    • Carrie: She thought you were gay.
      Arthur: That's preposterous. That's not what she wants at all.
      Carrie: Dad, look, this is a picture of Gerald, her first husband. What do you see when you look at that?
      Arthur: I see a normal, heterosexual man leaping into the air with a parasol—how did I not notice that before?

    • Danny: This is, uh, Sandy, my new girlfriend... and roommate.
      Spence: "Roommate"! That's great.
      Sandy: Yeah, I moved in last week. Oh, I had to pack up some of your stuff to make some room in the closet. Mostly magazines.

    • Spence: Mom, what are you doing?
      Veronica: What does it look like I'm doing? Now you just stay there because you have to give me away.
      Spence: I'm not giving you away. This is crazy!
      Carrie: Yes, this is crazy.
      Arthur: Stop taking your brother's side!

    • Arthur: Don't give me your back-talk. There are plenty of harpists out there who will play "Dueling Banjos"!

    • Doug: You've never taken a leap of faith for me in your whole life.
      Carrie: I married you. What do you call that?
      Doug: Uh, 'hitting the jackpot.'

    • Arthur: Ava, darling, that dress is delicious. You're a vision in chiffon. I can't wait to rip it off tonight and finally have my way with you.

    • (Deacon has wrestled a pantsless Doug to the floor)
      Deacon: I think I touched something by accident.
      Doug: "By accident," or something you've been planning for years?

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

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