Finale Fever: SideReel's Top 10 Favorite Season Finales, Part 1 - Featured

The Office - Season 2, Casino Night

This is one of the best Office episodes ever. First we got the hilariousness of Michael trying to juggle two dates at Casino Night and Jim convincing Dwight that he could control things with his mind. And second? That is the incredible, breath-taking first JAM kiss! We started this with the heartbreak of Jim telling Pam he was in love with her where she left him hanging (because she was engaged), but then Jim going up to her in the office after she got on the phone with her mom, and they had that incredible JAM kiss which then left us hanging all summer!


Grey's Anatomy - Season 2, Losing My Religion

After this season finale, Grey's went downhill, but in the heartbreaking drama that was this finale, Grey's was perfection. Yes, this would be the one when Izzie tried desperately to save Denny, couldn't make enough of a difference, but was floating on a cloud with hope that it would, and also with the joy of being engaged. Then the best (worst) moments of Grey's ever hit us as Izzie dressed up for the prom in the hospital, went joyfully to see Denny, only to find he'd just passed away. This led to the memorable moments of Izzie lying with Denny on the hospital bed in her big pink prom dress, then Alex carrying her away.


House - Season 4, Wilson's Heart (2)

Yes, the other horribly sad finale moment where the broken-hearted doctor lays in the hospital bed with the dead loved one. House is not one for this kind of drama like Grey's is, so seeing Wilson's love die and his heart break was almost more shocking and heart wrenching than Grey's. And to top it off? Amber's case was incredible and shocking in itself as it came out of nowhere, then the shock continued after discovering she had no chance of survival for unreasonable reasons.


Lost - Season 3, Through the Looking Glass (2)

It seems my finale tastes are a little morbid as most of these include death, but that sure does make for a finale memorable. This time we said goodbye to Charlie. His death was expected because Desmond had been predicting it all season, but nonetheless, Charlie went out with an enormous bang. He went under water to the Dharma station to flip the switch that would allow the survivors to get radio communication to get rescued from the island, and not only did he do this, but the big surprise came from him discovering "it's not Penny's boat!"


Heroes - Season 1, How to Stop an Exploding Man

Much like the Grey's finale, I'd say the Heroes Season 1 finale was the last time Heroes was truly great, though it did redeem itself with the last episodes of Season 3. But as for the Season 1 finale, we came down to the gigantic showdown we'd been waiting for all season - the Petrellis vs. Sylar. The biggest thrill was knowing someone had to die, and it probably wouldn't be Sylar... or would it? The beginning of Season 2 made this battle a cop out, but seeing all our main characters come together, including some great strength from Hiro, made for a truly crowning Heroes episode.


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May 14, 2009 4:22AM EDT

Prison Break Season 1 Gotta Be On This list. best season ever

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May 14, 2009 6:57AM EDT

The scurbs series finale, that was just awesome and did everything perfect. There was times to laugh and times to cry ha

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May 14, 2009 10:22AM EDT

Weeds Season 2-Finale: Silas steals Nancy's weed and gets busted by Celia for stealing her cameras. Shane runs away with Andy's ex with Andy chasing after them with a bounty hunter. And Nancy and Conrad have 5 guns pointed at them.
How I Met Your Mother Season 2-Finale: "It's going to be legen - wait for it..." and the 1st episode of Season 3: "...dary! Legendary!"
House Season 3-Finale: House fires Chase, Cameron quits and House insults Foreman in a desperate confrontation to get him to stay.
Veronica Mars Series-Finale: The Bitch is Back. Nuff sed.

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May 14, 2009 11:47AM EDT

Even though it only happend yesterday, the season 5 finale of Lost has to be on the all time top 10, best finale I have ever seen for any show.

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May 14, 2009 3:37PM EDT

I think one of the all time greatest season finales was definetly SCRUBS season 8 it went just as everyone dreamed it would. Also although it happened a while ago FRIENDS season 10 finale which had many twists and sad parts.

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May 14, 2009 3:46PM EDT

if your a fan of cliffhangfer finales you have to include some of 24's.i mean, his wife dying, the one where a woman tried to kill president palmer, the sending him to china in a cargo boat =O

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May 14, 2009 5:11PM EDT

I agree with dooood on the Weeds one. That episode was brilliant. I watched it a few times.

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May 15, 2009 6:53AM EDT

what bout OTH. season 4 finale was just great. gotta rank up here.

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May 15, 2009 11:10AM EDT

All veronica mars season finales Leave it to Beaver, Not Pictured, The Bitch is Back...........all 3 are amazingAnd The last episode of angel, not fade away was, even for someone like me who felt angel had only been good for the first 2 seasons, pretty emotional have to admit i cried a little it was a good way for the show to endThe sarah connor chronicles season 2 finale is definitely worth mentioning, born to run was brilliant and proves 10 times over why the show deserves to be saved so we can find out what the hell is going on and see john fall for human cameron/allison

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May 16, 2009 9:03PM EDT

What is OTH

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May 17, 2009 6:08PM EDT

@penguin: OTH = One Tree Hill.
I liked the House Season 5 finale, but I do agree that the Season 4 2-parter was way better. It had better effects, and the emotions were just amazing. The last five or so minutes of it were absolutely beautiful. I still can't watch it without crying.

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