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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Please do not take Army Wives off the air.!!! My husband and I really love the show. It seems that everytime there is a Family Friendly show you want to take it off the air. Why not take off DANCE MOM, and all the other stupid shows? It is hard to find decent shows on TV now a days, so PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ARMY WIVES OFF.




army wives is a very emotional show and i hope it comes back on for many more seasons.


Please don't let this be the last episode of Army Wives? Watching now and it says season finale! Hoping to see new season in March 2013. Have a wonderful fall and winter vacation.
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Please, please bring back Army Wives. Best show on TV. All the cast will be missed. this is real life show of what is going on in the world. KEEP THEM ON.


I have loved army wives since the first season but I am sorry I don't think it should be renewed for a 7th season. Pamela and Claudia Joy have already left the show and roxy wont be returning for 7th season and the only person from the original cast that has been signed on to do 7th season is Catherine Bell (Dennise). This season was not up to army wives standards and it is only going to get worse with new characters


This is the one show on TV that I watch every time it's on. Please don't let this be the last season. I haven't missed an episode and am saddened by the thought that it could be the last season. Why cancel a hit show this good. Please, please, please return for 2013 and many others.


I love this show.Please do not take it off the air.


Ilove this show army wives is the only show i watch.I deal with school,husband,3 children and my house this show is my time for me. please don't take this show off we need more seasons. I haven't missed a show since day one i wish i could actually see them live. I don't ask for much in life but please don't let this be the last season. Thank you


ARMY WIVES has to come back for another season and hopefully many more after that!! It is a great show. I look so forward to Sunday nites to watch it. PLEASE, PLEASE, KEEP ARMY WIVES ON!!!!!

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Army Wives Season 5 Episode 13 Quotes

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