The Suite Life on Deck

Season 3 Episode 23

Graduation On Deck

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 06, 2011 on Disney Channel
out of 10
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Episode Summary

It's Graduation time and the gang learns some sad news. Also, It seems Graduation is also bringing relationship problems. Zack tries to break up with Maya and Cody and Bailey question their relationship and college.

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  • Awesome!

    Man, could there be a better way to end the Suite Life on Deck series? I got really emotional after watching. The only thing better would be if they make a Suite Life on Campus show.

  • What the heck!!??

    I must say, I am gravely disappointed in Pamela Eels O'Connell. This has to be one of the worst series finales I have ever seen.

    For starters, WHY didn't Cody get accepted to Yale???? He's worked hard all his life just to be denied what he completely deserves. Unbelievable. I doesn't make sense that Bailey would get in and not him. She's a freakin' farm girl, for crying out loud! I also hate how unsupportive everyone was being of him. Even his parents. Speaking of which, I feel like they didn't have a very strong presence in this episode. I never really liked Maya, so it didn't bother me so much that she and Zack broke up. However, it doesn't seem fair that everything worked out for everyone except the twins. They didn't even tell us where they were gonna go from there. Also, how could they just let them tear down the ship???? And why was Miss Tuttweiler getting all the credit for passing London when Moseby's beem there since the very beginning???? Maddy and Esteban should've been at the graduation ceremony and the twins' parents should've gotten back together. And the fact that Debby Ryan is getting her own show makes me think this whole series wasn't even about the twins and was all one big promotion for Debby Ryan!!!!! Ugh...moreless
  • Series finale.

    The Suite Life franchise ended tonight after 7+ years of being on air. Lets face it, the Suite Life on Deck spin off was a huge mistake and a terrible idea to begin with which is why I rarely watched this show, but as a fan of this show's predecessor, I owed it to the show to watch the finale.

    All in all, it was better than a lot of the episodes that I have seen from this show. It still had an ounce of mediocrity but it was passable. Wasn't London Tipton older than the twins? Why is she graduating at the same time as them? Maybe she flunked?

    So, we know what Bailey, London, Moseby, and everyone else is doing after high school. But what about Zack & Cody? It seemed like the writers desperately tried to tie in every loose end but missed the most important one. The return of the twins' mom and dad was noteworthy. Also Arwin's return was hilarious, got me nostalgic even.

    No, I will not "miss" this show because frankly the Suite Life series should have ended with the original cast members and everyone intact. This show was nowhere near the quality of it's predecessor, but this was a suitable finale to this mediocre series.moreless
  • bittersweet

    The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, at the time, was one of my favorite shows. I always looked forward to watching it, and I loved how there were never any really long breaks in between episodes. It was really funny, up until about season 3, when the characterizations, I think, started to change.

    Then, in Suite Life on Deck, which I never liked nearly as much, the changes continued. Dumb humor was the source of so many of the jokes- Zack, London, new character Woody. However, this was a pretty good finale. It seems a bit cliché (for lack of a better word), that the finale revolves around all of them graduating, but it was good. It hit close to me, because I graduate in a year ,and it always makes me a bit sad to think about what the future holds (happy too).

    But, I digress. This review is about the finale of the Suite life on Deck, and thus, the Suite Life series. It was good. It does not make a lot of sense that Cody would not get into Yale, but it was interesting to see him and Bailey part. I think it would have been a much better ending if Cody and Bailey both got accepted, and Cody and Zack say their goodbyes.

    One thing the finale did not do well at is explaining what is to become of the characters. Bailey is going to Yale, Maya is joining the Peace Corps, and Mr. Moseby and Miss Tuttweiler are getting married. That's all fine and good, but what is going to happen to Zack, Cody, Woody, and London? One of the final lines by Cody implies he is going to try and get into Yale, but what about Zack and Woody? There was like no mention of them having any plans to go to college or anything, so what do they plan on doing in the future?

    I got to admit, I got some tears in my eyes, like when Moseby proposed. And especially the graduation scene, which I already stated above why it got to me. The fact that I am graduating in a year, along with the fact that this marks an end to the Suite Life series, got me. I knew I would tear up a little, and I did. The last like 10-15 minutes is pretty bittersweet, but it works. It is a decent end to the series. The only parts I don't like about this is that they never explain what is to become of London, Zack, or Woody. I would've liked a mention of what their plans for the future consist of. Still, decent finale. B+ or so as a grade. Farewell, suite lifemoreless
Robert Torti

Robert Torti

Kurt Martin

Guest Star

Brian Stepanek

Brian Stepanek

Arwin Hawkhouser

Guest Star

Lisa K. Wyatt

Lisa K. Wyatt


Guest Star

Matthew Timmons

Matthew Timmons

Woody Fink

Recurring Role

Erin Cardillo

Erin Cardillo

Emma Tutweiler

Recurring Role

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch

Maya Bennett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • During the graduation scene, Maya was not shown getting her diploma like everyone else, but is seen in the group of students.

    • Moseby finally stands up against Mr. Tipton.

    • Each character's plan for their future:

      Zack - unknown/did not mention
      Cody - rejected to Yale, did not mention alternate plans
      London - shopping in Paris
      Bailey - accepted to Yale
      Mr. Moseby - engaged to Ms. Tutweiller
      Woody - unknown/did not mention
      Ms. Tutweiller - engaged to Mr. Moseby
      Maya - accepted to Peace Corps, moving to Chad, Africa
      Addison - unknown/did not mention

    • Cody mentions that he applied to Yale University. In the season 1 episode "Ship-Notized", Cody said that he was planning on applying to Yale due to his conflict with the Dean of Harvard.

    • This is the first time that Bailey, Woody, and Maya met Carey. In previous episodes in which Carey appeared, Bailey, Woody, and Maya were either absent or did not have any scenes with Carey.

    • London's last line in the series is a repeat of her first line in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody/The Suite Life series, which is "It's little me, off to Paris."

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (6)

    • Windell D. Middlebrooks (Kirby Morris) does not appear in this episode, even though he was a notable recurring cast member in the series.

    • Kim Rhodes, Brian Stepanek, and Robert Torti, from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, return for this episode.

    • Matthew Timmons appeared in more episodes this season than Debby Ryan and Phill Lewis, though he is credited as a guest star in each episode.

      Debby Ryan - 19 episodes
      Phill Lewis - 17 episodes
      Matthew Timmons - 20 episodes

    • Ashley Tisdale and Doc Shaw do not appear in this episode, however, both appear in a picture shown at the end of the episode.

    • Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, and Brenda Song are the only cast members to appear in every episode of this series.

      Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse are the only cast members to appear in every episode of the entire Suite Life series.

    • This is the series finale of the entire Suite Life series.


    • The Miracle Worker

      The scene where London has a breakthrough in learning Spanish from Miss Tutweiller by feeling water on her hands, and Mr. Moseby subsequently calling Emma a miracle worker are references to the story The Miracle Worker, based on Hellen Keller's autobiography The Story of My Life. In The Miracle Worker, Anne Sullivan teaches the deaf-blind Keller to communicate, and includes a scene in which after much frustration and no progress, Keller has a breakthrough when Sullivan connects the word 'water' with the physical sensation of water on the hands.