TV Review: Everwood – Two-Hour Series Finale

Show: Everwood (WB)
Episode: Foreverwood (1), Foreverwood (2) – Two-Hour Series Finale (Season 4)
Originally Aired: Monday, June 5th 2006
Rating: 4 out of 4 stars

Quick Synopsis: Everyone gets a little happiness.

Long Synopsis: In the first part Delia has her bat mitzvah. At this function Amy finally comes to the realization she is still in love with Ephram and that Ephram wants to be with Amy. Jake finally ends things with Nina knowing that he will never occupy her heart completely leaving her to stay in Everwood. Bright and Hannah have become friendly again. In the second part Andy finally gets to pop the question to Nina and she accepts. Bright does the right thing and tells Hannah she should go to Notre Dame and they will always be friends. Hannah decides on Colorado A&M which is where Amy and Bright will be attending. Amy brings a Ferris Wheel to the front of Ephram’s apartment building to proclaim her love for him with a big jester. He tells her he loves her too. All this and the Abbots end up with a new baby and a live in Grandma. They each get a little well deserved happiness in the end.

Review: For whatever reason, I never watched the first season of Everwood when it debuted. I started my journey with these fine characters in season two and have enjoyed every episode since all the way up and including the series finale. This was one of my Prime 7 shows on the bubble that I wanted to see back for another season. Yet The CW decided it was time for things to come to an end. Everwood had a nice run of 89 episodes though, which is more than a lot of other deserving shows got over its four year run.

Unfortunate it maybe that the show was not picked up for another season, it was however that they were able to produce a nice conclusion. They put everybody that should be together, together and left it at that. They did it in a very Everwood way though. The show still had great drama at least for the first hour. The second hour you knew pretty much what was going to happen. They left the ability to continue telling the story of these characters but put them in a place where you can believe everything will be OK and they all live happily ever after.

Some nice touches in the show were Andy’s proposal standing in the place where he and Nina first met in front of her house; Amy with the Ferris wheel harkening back to early in her and Ephram’s relationship; seeing that Hannah chose A&M by showing her mailing in her acceptance since mailing, not mailing and mailing things for others has been a big part of this show.

For family drama you couldn’t do much better than Everwood on network TV. It is sad to see it go but what an outstanding four years it has been.

What did you think of the series finale of Everwood?

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4 comments… add one
  • Terry Nov 7, 2006, 8:35 am

    I loved Everwood and I loved the finale, however, I still as so sad that’ it’s not continuing. I miss them. I feel like a part of my family is one forever.
    The only thing I hated was Irv dying in the next to last epi. That broke my heart. so sad for Edna. there is no other show on that compares to Everwood. I miss it.

  • Jason the TVaholic Nov 9, 2006, 5:43 pm

    I miss the show as well. It was the best family drama on TV. I still can’t believe that a quality show like Everwood was cancelled and The CW kept 7th Heaven and One Tree Hill on their new schedule. This show was truly deserving of another season but at least they knew it might be over and wrote a final episode that could both end the season and the series in a good way.

  • Naomi Doss Feb 23, 2007, 1:48 pm

    saw all of Everwood and I loved the story. I could hardly wait for the
    show. I wish it hadn’t ended when it did, but it was a good place to
    leave us. I hope at a later time it will start again. The characters were
    were real and independent, especially Effrin…..

  • Jason the TVaholic Feb 23, 2007, 7:51 pm

    Naomi, it was a great show and I still can’t believe that it got short shrift from The CW (see my comment above). A really good show in a similar vein is Friday Night Lights. It is the new top family drama on TV these days. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out on NBC. It could use the viewers. If you have the ABC Family channel, you can watch reruns of Everwood five nights a week. Also, you might be interested to know that Emily VanCamp, who played Amy, is now on Brothers & Sisters on ABC.

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