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Army Wives Season Finale Review: Major Changes...

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For a season finale, with such incredibly far-reaching changes, this didn't feel like much of a finale at all. A series finale, maybe, but we already know that the show is renewed for next year.

What are the odds that every one of the characters won't come back? I'd say nil. So where does this leave them? I can't think of another show that has thrown such a huge change into the mix at the end of a season.

Honestly, it's really difficult to talk about this episode, but I'll give it a shot.


Let's start with Michael and the drunk driving incident: I was wondering when that video would come into play. Two episodes ago, they showed it in the previews, and then there was no mention of it last week.

It did look bad for Michael. The police could have run the entire video to try to take the heat off of General Holden. Why didn't they do that? In spite of the fact their own department leaked the cuts of the video to the press, they didn't do much to help him out.

The Hell with it, I just need to get this out there. I can talk about the episode like it was any other, but it wasn't. They are closing Ft. Marshall. Although they've hinted at this many different years, I'm shocked that it's happening. We'll no longer see the beautiful sets, such as the Holden's porch and garden. It's weird the things I think about, but I'm already missing the them!

The decision was made for the Morans, they're moving to California. Perhaps there will be some sort of a migration in the same direction.

Elsewhere, thankfully, Roxy and Trevor have already gotten back on track, so that he can be the father his kids really need right now. It's like they took every loose end and tried to tie it up. It was both exciting and worrisome.

Meanwhile, David was telling his friends tall tales about his birth mom, but still unwilling to accept Joan as his new mother. When Joan told him they were never "giving him back," he finally understood what a family was. When David called Joan "mom," I got a little teary-eyed.

The whole episode was about family, and that no matter where you go, the family you make along the way will always be a part of your life. I can only hope that this means the majority of our characters will be sticking around for season six. Hollywood has a way of making that happen, but I'd venture to guess we will lose one or two wives along the way.

"Farewell to Arms" was poignant, thoughtful and an honor to all of those we have grown to love over the years. I was blindsided by this development, and would love to hear your thoughts and where we might go from here.

We'll see you back in the winter of 2012!

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That was such a chilling finale. I cried my eyes out and never mind that tomorrow is September 11th. Planes and crashing are never good but especially not this week! I am pretty sure Army Wives is coming back for another season but who will be there to act it out? Army Wives is a wonderful show and I truly wish it could just continue with all the characters from the beginning. I miss them all together!

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That was such a chilling finale. I cried my eyes out and never mind that tomorrow is September 11th. Planes and crashing are never good but especially not this week! I am pretty sure Army Wives is coming back for another season but who will be there to act it out? Army Wives is a wonderful show and I truly wish it could just continue with all the characters from the beginning. I miss them all together!

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I really hope there is another season of army wives.... I look foward to watching in on sunday evenings... thats my "my time"!!! Besides its awesome...i do agree that the ones (pamela,roxy, and claudia joy) that have left need to be reunited!!!!!!!!!!!!

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you people who play the characters in Army Wives I love you guys please continue it is the oly show I look forward to every week It ishwe best show I have watched in a long time please please continue Army wives thankyou

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Love Army Wifes show and have watched it from the beginning. I hope this was not the last finale and leaving us that way. Please bring this great show back for more seasons.

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Please bring back army wives. It's my all time favorite show. I look
forward to Sunday nights just because of this wonderful show.

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It was the best show ever, I cried my eyes out please do not cancel I watch this show every week,

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what is the problem that the cast can't get together and work toward another year of army wives, or is it they are not paid enough? this is the only show i look forward to on sunday nights. i only wish it would come on more. please don't take army wives off the air. it is a show that is true to life.

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Please do not let us be hanging with this cliff hanger. Need to bring it back in March, so we will know everyone is okay. Pleaseeeeeeeee this a good show
Thank you

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It takes alot of talent on the part of the actors and the writers to create a show that has such a great story line touches the heart the way this show has. This is the second season I've watched. Before last year I hadn't even heard of it. I am really perplexed about whether or not this is the season finale or if it's all ending and I don't like it. Either they're having another season or they're not. Part of a show like this is the closure you plan on making when the season ends. Just to leave it hanging is barbaric. But I don't see how it could end the way it did tonight and not return next year, although as my husband would say, anything goes with TV and the movies. As for the merger with the AFB, I don't think they've said whether the Air Force would be going to the Army base or visa versa, but please feel free to connect me if you like. But maybe we'll still see the beautiful scenery next year of there is one. ;-) The last comment I have is that I thought the USAA commercial was really great. We bank with them and there's no better bank to have. I got my membership through my dad, a Navy Dentist who retired from the Reserve. Online I always see their efforts to work with military families financially, with housing, deployment, insurance and the other needs active duty families have. If you're wondering if I work for them, no, I don't.

Army Wives Season 5 Episode 13 Quotes

Relax, we're not suing anyone. The army is trying to build bridges, not tear 'em down.

Michael

Hire Whit. It's my money too, he's the best man for the job, so call him.

Trevor
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