Showtime (ended 2009)
In episode 608, the series finale, a celebration of friendship ends in a web of betrayal and deceit as the girls find themselves in the slammer with a detective investigating the death of one of their own.
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who was left completely confused after that ending. The only thing I can think of is that the creators tried to break the fourth wall with that ending and say 'look. it's all just a fantasty' which might sound kind of cool in theory but did not work in the execution. IF those webisodes actually answer any questions, I doubt one of them will be who killed Jenny. I think that's one loose end they have no intention of tying up.
I was really disappointed in this episode all-around. There wasn't a single moment that felt organic or satisfying. It was like they decided everyone was going to be left miserable and angry and just in a bad place in general. And it seemed like any progress that had been made in earlier episodes was just destroyed.
Dylan and Helena seemed to be back on track in the previous episode and then in this one, they burned it all down and Helena ended up more heartbroken than ever. Tasha and Alice went through this whole journey as a couple only to end up with their relationship hanging in mid-air. Molly (and Carmen) were brought back into Shane's life without any resolution. And Jenny continued to be painted as the perpetual villain with no redeeming qualities. In the end, everyone still hated her and she was still an outsider and she died all alone. How much more depressing can you get?!
And the wors part? No one even got a chance to mourn for Jenny because they chose to do this ridiculous slow-mo-walking-garbage as the end to the series. For a show that claimed to be focused on characters it sure didn't seem to care about ANY of them in that last episode.
I don't know if I'll bother to watch the webisodes or the spin-off but I do know one thing: I'm going to forget this episode exists and pretend the episode before was the series finale. Only way to preserve my sanity.
|I liked it ... Hello Mystery (plus all the clues to pool in the last and 1st episode ... she fell over the taped off area .. was she pushed ... Alice is the one who found her and she does have the spin off so far working title Farm and she goes to prision unless that changes (by the way at one time was going to be a Jenny as the spin off with Shane ..) I think we always want all the answers like typical boring TV shows The 4- 5th seasons was muddy and had not very good storyline the 6 season with the opening 1st episode which by the way gave a lot of clues to all plus had new life to it again like the 3 seasons and ... why not ... have cameos of past members jenny gift to Tina and Bette ... i think when Dana died the series struggled so...(the director admit it in the look back before the final episode ) she would have changed that !! they brought in Tasha (who was bad actress IMO ... who hello Alice changed too ... with the turn around between her strong anti war and military views Then Shane becoming a caretaker to her half brother etc and Bette with Jodi and then Phylis wtf there ... see and Carmen and papi disappear and then add more etc Alice said at the end and figure the chart here ( we get to use the net and websoids ) not like in the original pilot not aired the Earthlings via Kits tattoo use the age of the net and web to make the chart so now we get to have all we asked for and more which is cool so on to Tina interrogation of Jenny's death on showtime.com site ..|
my two cents in my review was that it was an Ok ending, not great, but not terrible either. A scene I would have like to see is whether anyone actuall came to Jenny's funeral. It really is suprising how the writer's made her such a terrible person. (although the taped good byes she did was a slight redeeming quality.) I had no problem with the Helena resolution, as they always had an up and down relationship. The whole Max storyline was completely unresolved, and they floated the idea of Bette and Tina adopting Max's baby, but no answers there either.
No big final resolution with Jenny either, as she conveniently died before everyone could confront her. I agree with a prior poster that everyone was probably more relieved than anything else. As to who killed Jenny, I might be wrong, but I thought it was implied Nicki Stevens did it, as she was hiding in the bushes and had no other reason to be there and partially confessed before Shane told her to shut up before she incriminated herself. I also think the interrogations only showed how conflicted the other characters were about Jenny's death, and did not mean any of them killed her. But if others think diferently, I guess it was open ended enough for other intrepretations. I believe the ending was like the soprano's (but nowhere near as good of course), as in life goes on and it didn't wrap itself up into a neat little bow. Alice may or may not get back together with Tasha, same with Helena, Kit is dating someone new, etc... They addressed the main story for the season and left the rest up to the imagination.
omg i am so disappointed about this season finale..there was 1 think i liked in the last episode and that was the sex scene between tina and bette..it was very intimate. that was so sweet...but this was like a lot of episodes the worst episode ever...if you look at all the seasons there are some bad episodes ..badly written..
no i think it is good that its over so i dont have to watch this badly written show...and to bring back some characters in a movie that was made by jenny is awful..than dont do anything at all... you cant end a series like this..even when there will be a spin off..have you ever seen a series end like this that had a spin off? i didnt..
bad bad writers..goodbye L word..2 bad that you have made it this horrible for people who watched this show for 6 years..i think people who were loyal to the show deserve more than this s uc k e d a$$ finale. blah
IN THE END I WAS HAPPY BUT SAD THAT EVERYTHING'S OVER. THAT THERE WONT BE ANY L WORD EVER.
there was a special on before the episode aired..you can watch it on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxW82P-Thp4
its better than the epi so enjoy. you can see the last day of shooting...they say goodbye to eachother..its nice to watch,.....better than watching that horrible finale.
I got to the end and thought "WTF FINALE?!"
Goodness, I assumed Jenny had killed herself because due to how badly this episode was written, the fact that the railing was not fixed was mentioned far too many times ad nauseum. I thought, "Okay, I think we got the hint, ENOUGH ALREADY!"
The L Word has been an incredible series, but this was just a terrible way to end it. Blah.
I agree the change in drama made no sense, the whole thing needs to come full circle, but they didn't because they had to have this Jenny dying crap.