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Old 04-15-12, 01:45 PM
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Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

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In the series finale, Kenny's future with the Mermen is altered by a twist of fate just as he's coming to terms with his new life.


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Goodbye Kenny Powers. Hope you make it back to the show.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Interesting ending. Love Kenny's disguise.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Ending wasn't shocking at all
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

it ended, but I though if he actually died it would have been a better ending, like they didnt have the guts to go for it
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by amensupremera View Post
it ended, but I though if he actually died it would have been a better ending, like they didnt have the guts to go for it
im guessing that if for some chance they wanted to do another season, that would be an excuse to bring it back
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

I was mostly bored during this episode.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

As much as I love the show, this was kind of a weak episode. I'm not stoked on how they decided to end things. Killing him would've at least been ballsy. If he faked it then whose body was in the truck? I'm hoping for a S4 after this.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Yeah, they should have killed him.

If they want a S4, they can say it was faked.

Anyway, it wasn't that bad for a series finale.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

I know what makes Kenny great is he doesn't give a shit, but would it have killed him to make the last pitch and then get April?
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by amensupremera View Post
it ended, but I though if he actually died it would have been a better ending, like they didnt have the guts to go for it
Yep.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

I thought it was a great ending to the series. His decision at the end was totally in line with his idiotque line of thinking through the series.

I also loved the Seth Rogen cameo.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by amensupremera View Post
it ended, but I though if he actually died it would have been a better ending, like they didnt have the guts to go for it
Yep, they made a mistake...the last line of the episode should have been Kenny's voiceover "The end...of the book." and went to the end credits. The tacked-on "happy" ending ruined what could have been a memorable finale.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Loved the Ponyboy look at the end.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

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I thought it was a great ending to the series. His decision at the end was totally in line with his idiotque line of thinking through the series.
Then April asking him why it had to be that way...why he couldn't instead have stayed in the majors and her and Toby simply joined him there...and the priceless look on his face as this thought finally burrows it's way into his brain.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

loved it. what a perfect series.

loved the crocodile dundee soundtrack when he broke up with andrea and the ponyboy homage at the end
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by amensupremera View Post
it ended, but I though if he actually died it would have been a better ending, like they didnt have the guts to go for it
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Yep.
I'll join the chorus as well. It would have been better had they just killed him.

Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
I thought it was a great ending to the series. His decision at the end was totally in line with his idiotque line of thinking through the series.

I also loved the Seth Rogen cameo.
The Seth Rogen cameo was probably my favorite moment of the episode.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

I only watched 3-4 episodes of season 1, but decided to jump into this final season.

Even though there was an episode or 2 that was uncomfortable to watch, this was a hilarious show and I was very satisfied with this season.

The ending was fitting for this last chapter of Kenny Powers career.

This may be silly, but my issue was Kenny playing for the generic "Texas" team in the majors. I recall in season 1, they actually used real MLB teams/licenses and I guess they didn't want to pay MLB this season.

Loved the cameo by Seth Rogen too.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

I'm pretty sure they never had the MLB license.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
I'm pretty sure they never had the MLB license.
Damn, your right. I just played the Pilot on HBOGo and he played for generic "Atlanta" "New York" "San Francisco" "Boston" and "Seattle"
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Yeah, tough to think of being aligned with Kenny Powers' character as being in the best interests of baseball.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by amensupremera View Post
it ended, but I though if he actually died it would have been a better ending, like they didnt have the guts to go for it
I agree. Even though I saw it coming from a mile away, I thought it was great that they killed Kenny off. Then I was let down when he showed up at April's.

Originally Posted by Bill Needle View Post
Then April asking him why it had to be that way...why he couldn't instead have stayed in the majors and her and Toby simply joined him there...and the priceless look on his face as this thought finally burrows it's way into his brain.
Although I did think this was great and fitting.

I loved the montage sequence with the voice-over. Hawkes was great and everyone was very serious and sad and then you see Kenny's ex-girlfriend being fingered.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Him dying actually sort of made me sad. Luckily it wasn't true. Him going back to April and Toby was a complete 180 from where he started out on the series.

I think the best part of this entire season was Stevie's different wigs.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Yep, they made a mistake...the last line of the episode should have been Kenny's voiceover "The end...of the book." and went to the end credits. The tacked-on "happy" ending ruined what could have been a memorable finale.
Agreed. I also think he should have thrown the final pitch.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Like Deftones, the different Stevie wigs and painted on eyebrows had me cracking up. Along with him shaving everything in the first place. Good episode, great series and if its over so be it, a fun ride.
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Re: Eastbound & Down -- Series Finale? -- "Chapter 21" -- 4/15/12

Originally Posted by RagingBull80 View Post
I loved the montage sequence with the voice-over. Hawkes was great and everyone was very serious and sad and then you see Kenny's ex-girlfriend being fingered.
but then she kept his picture on her night stand

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