Wildfire

Season 4 Episode 13

The Ties that Bind (2)

2
Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 26, 2008 on ABC Family
9.6
out of 10
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The Ties that Bind (2)
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In the series finale, Junior's schedule goes haywire when an urgent matter in Alaska that requires his attention coincides with Kris' ride on Wildfire in the Tucker Stakes and their wedding. Junior has tough decisions to make.

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  • Everything comes together happily, in this well written finale..

    10
    ..I have to say, that it's one of the best series finales i've watched. The people who like cliffhangers won't like this finale, howvever, i personally feel that when a series finale is written, everything should come together. In this episode, this occurs exactly.Kris and Junior don't flee to Alaska, and end up getting married, surrounded by their friends and family, meaning everyone. Pablo and Jean, well we all knew they'd end up together. Matt and Dannie, it can go either way, but they will always remain the bestest of friends. 'Mr Davis' owns up to his mistakes and is forgiven..

    Wildfire, the horse, returns to his rightful owner Kris. They both live to love eachother, hence they win their final race and stay together forever. I always enjoy a happy ending, especially after all the drama that has happened throughout 'Wildfire.' It was the perfect way to end such a loved TV programme.moreless
  • I definitely welled up at the end.

    10
    This episode was a great & sad way to end the series, sure it had a happy ending but I just felt like crying after because that's the last time I will see Wildfire on Television, it starts with Wildfire missing & they search for him for the first 20 minutes then he returns for the big race, everything is going great until Junior announces to post-pone the wedding to go to Alaska for work, Kris wins the race! And helps Raintree be like it used too. Kris is till down in the dumps cause Junior is in Alaska but when she goes riding with Matt the last time, she realizes it was a setup & Junior came back to get married, that song at the end when they were getting married, warmed my heart a but. A great way to end a wonderful series!moreless
  • In this episode Kris and Junior are looking forward to getting married, but a few things get in the way before that happens.

    9.5
    I thought this episode was really good. In the beginning when Wildfire was missing, I really felt bad because you could tell how much the horse means to the whole family especially Kris. When Wildfire came running back to Kris, I thought that was a really cute moment. When Junior had to go to Alaska for work, it was really sad. Kris winning the race while he was gone was cool. In the end of the episode, I liked how Kris was riding Wildfire and everyone including Junior showed up for the wedding. The conversation Jean and kris had before the wedding was very sweet. I was not expecting Kris to get Wildfire as a present, but I thought it was the right thing to do because they have a special bond. All in all I thought it was a very good series finale.moreless
  • This was a good way to go out.

    10
    I was glad to see that the last episode of this series was really good. It tied up things nicely. When Danni, Kris, Junior and Matt were all looking for Wildfire together, I couldn't help but think about far these characters have come since the first season. Danni and Kris used to detest each other and now they are the best of friends. Matt was finally able to get over losing Kris to Junior. Kris and Wildfire beat the odds and won the Tucker States. Junior and Kris got married at the end and ended up staying were they were happy with their loved ones.moreless
  • Classic series finale.

    10
    Like most series finales they went back with previous episode scenarios to bring the series full circle again.



    Though the finale seemed a bit rushed to me, I still enjoyed watching every moment of it. Seeing the four of them heading back into another adventure to look for Wildfire brought me back to season one's episode Lost & Found.



    Having Wildfire come back to Kris way before the second commercial came was a bit lame, but it was still very sweet moment between those two, after all they started this show.



    I was glad that their wasn't any Matt and Dani hook up, whether or not it happens in the unseen future for those characters that's fine because it was a nice relationship those two had, but like I said I was glad the writers didn't try to tie that storyline in the finale. Because lets face it Matt is still in love with Kris.



    But to the Junior and Kris fans, we got our ending and that makes this ending bitter sweet.



    I'm not going to mention Jean and Pablo and their newfound relationship, I'm the few that couldn't stand Jean, and I later grew tired with Pablo and his attitude, so those two got together in part one, wohoo not really, but good for their fans.



    My favorite part(s)of the show and this episode were the scenes involving Junior, or both Kris and Junior. Now Kris was my favorite character throughout the seasons, until season three came along. Like all female characters involved in love triangles they are the ones who get the most ruined, so her character wasn't completely ruined, but I couldn't stand her in some episodes. I developed a huge soft spot for Junior, and my loyalty ended up with him. So when those two were brought together through season four and they got the ultimate ending most OTP couples get.



    I wont go as far and say that we finally got what we wanted with Kris and Junior getting married, because lets face it the Matt and Kris fans didn't get remotely anything out of this finale or this season. So to them reading this I say just re-watch most of season three and pretend Kris ended up with her best friend.



    Now onto Matt and Kris, I was always a big fan of their friendship. That's why around the second two I realized that sooner or later the writers and producers would screw it up and hook them up. Because everyone really knows that a guy and a girl can't just be friends. So I really enjoyed them having their last horse ride around Raintree before Kris left to join Junior in Alaska.moreless

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    • Kris: What about our wedding?
      Junior: Yeah, we'll do that, soon. Look we'll see each other as much as we can.

    • Kris: I am not gonna be thousands of miles away from you.
      Junior: This is the only way we can both do what we love, and still be together.

    • Junior: Yeah, but you deserve better than that. Wildfire is a part of you, I can't ask you just to leave him.
      Kris: Junior, you are a part of me.
      Junior: Kris be honest with me, do you really think that you will be able to walk away from Wildfire after this race?

    • Kris: Well its fine. I mean you've been putting them off for me. I'll just... I'll meet you up there after the race.
      (Junior avoids looking at her)
      Kris: I mean that was the plan?

    • Kris: Everything okay?
      Junior: No. There's been a crisis in Alaska. I have to get up there tomorrow.
      Kris: The race is tomorrow.

    • Dani: Nah, secrets from the past never stay put. That's why history repeats itself.
      Junior: Yeah, but you can learn from the past.
      Kris: I should try that sometime.

    • Dani: You know when you think about how much you three have in common...
      Kris: Lets not go there.
      Matt: Yeah, please lets just keep the past in the past.

    • Dani: Why, you have something to hide?
      (Matt looks at the rear view mirror)
      Matt: No.
      Kris: Nothing?
      (Matt gives Kris a look)
      Junior: Everyone has something to hide.

    • Matt: Haven't been out here for a while, huh?
      Dani: Yeah, since your mom's old horse died.
      Junior: Didn't we all play Truth or Dare?
      Matt: Don't want to play that now.

    • Dani: You mean that?
      Junior: Yeah, Kris is my priority now. I'm done with Dad.

    • Junior: Yeah, if I thought Dad stole Wildfire, I wouldn't be out here looking for wild mustangs. I'd be in a gun shop.
      (Dani gives him an alarmed look.)
      Junior: Kidding, but I spent most of my life without a mum, figure I could live the rest without a dad.

    • Dani: You talk to Dad lately?
      Junior: No need to. He knows what he's done to me and Kris.
      Dani: That doesn't include stealing Wildfire. You know that, right?

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