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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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Please tell me you are renewing Army Wives for a 7th season. the networks have already removed some of their BEST soaps and I pray you don't make the same mistake and take a fantastic CLEAN refreshing soap off the air.

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I love Armywives. Will there be another season after this one???? I hope so. Where has Kim been?

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Im confused i thought i had already seen the season finale of this when they went into surgery! ! Now this sunday its back on and now they say its the season finale??????????

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Im confused. I love this show and look forward to watching it. However-all of a sudden I cant seem to find the show when its suppose to be on. last one I saw was when the girls were going in for the kidney operations and then nothing. Are they taking a break once again or was that the last for the season?-Is it me or are the seasons getting shorter and shorter

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Im confused. I love this show and look forward to watching it. However-all of a sudden I cant seem to find the show when its suppose to be on. last one I saw was when the girls were going in for the kidney operations and then nothing. Are they taking a break once again or was that the last for the season?-Is it me or are the seasons getting shorter and shorter?.☺

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Did I miss something?? Last show I rememebered was the girls were going into surgery. Now I cant even find it listed. Was THAT the season finale?? Oh my!!

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WE NEED TO KEEPthis show on and the girls togather.find away to keep everyone togather.Cut the the guy that printed the story.And leave everyone togather. We need a good show with a happy story. My sons in the army and this keeps me close to him. Thank you all

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I need to know if Denise gives Claudia Joy a kidney? I hope to find out in the next few days ... I'm playing a practical joke on my dad, so please help me out if you can! (smile)

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Great show..hope it stays on for a long time...Tired of realty shows!!!1

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It's the best show ever..hope it stays on for a long time..Tired of the realty shows...