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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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Wh's funeral are they at on Sunday, April 22nd. They keep saying she touched all of our lives. Is she talking about Cladia Joy? Did she die of kidney failure?????

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ARMY WIVES IS A GOOD SHOW! iT ALSO NEEEDS TO BE BACK FOR SEASONS 7 THRU 20 TO SURPASS THE BONAZA RECORD, OR, WHICHEVER THAT WESTGERN WAS THAT LASTED OVER 20 YEARS! DON'T LET ANY OF'EM LEAVE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM, UNLESS, U WANNA TRY A TERRIOST ATTACK ON THE BASE, THAT COMPLETELY DESTROYS IT, INCLUDING NO SURVIVORS, UNLESS, CATHERINE BELL SURVIVES, TO SEE AS TO WHO ALL IS LOST, THEN, WHEN SHE FINDS HEER HUBBY DEAD, THEN SHE GOES CRAZY, AND, KILLS HER-SELF, BU=Y INJECTING HERSELF W/ENOUGH MORPHINE TO KILL HERSELF WITH, COZ SHE'LL BE ASLEEP, AND, SHE DIES IN HER SLEEP, AND THAT'LL BE THE END OF FT.
MARSHAL COMPLETELY.

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The show is in excellent show it help me understand military life. I hope to keep it going it's a good inspiration to a lot of people. I think it helps people understand what the service is about and maybe help people understand what it would be like if they serve, in the military. I recommend that everybody watch this show.

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does anyone know if roxy does on the show

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@ Jeanie, I just seen the commercial! March 4th will be the first episode of season 6. You haven't missed a thing. ; -) haha, you sound just like me about the show. All it showed was all the wives wearing white dresses walking and joining hands, then words appear at the top, "One wife won't weather the storm." Gosh...come'on!! I can NOT wait, hurry up March.

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Will someplease PLEASE tell me if Army Wives is going to be on in 2012? Has it started already? Is it GOING to? I've tried to find out, but there is nothing definitive about it ANYWHERE. What is this talk about it started on January 6, 2012? Where was I...? I NEVER miss an episode since day 1. I will be just FURIOUS if it has already aired. WHERE IS IT, PLEASE??????

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I saw a preview for the new season at the movies last evening. It looks as though a hurricane with funnel clouds hit the area. Roxy's van turns over, Denise is standing at a window when it exploses, and Pam is out on patrol through it. I am not sure which army wive doesn't weather the storm but my guess is it is Denise. You see Frank sitting at her bedside looking grave.

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I'm anxiously wait for season 6. Please don't stop Army Wives as it's one of the best series. My sister and I was excited when we heard about its return.

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Army wives is a series I'v fallen in love with even from the 1st season all because of the family values and bonding it preaches.Can't wait for it to return and watch my popular stars.

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I love Army Wives...I dont watch alot of TV but I always make sure I'm home on Sunday nights..I cant wait forseason 6 to start!!!