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The "Two And A Half Men" Series Finale Had A Crazy Twist

It's not over until a piano falls out of the sky, apparently. WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FROM THE SERIES FINALE.

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It has been rumored that Charlie Sheen — who was fired from Two and a Half Men in March 2011 after going on a public rant about the show's producer Chuck Lorre — would reprise his role as Charlie Harper in the series finale. When Season 9 premiered in fall 2011, Charlie had been killed in an off-screen train accident in Paris. But viewers who tuned into the series finale on Feb. 19 learned that Lorre had one more plotline for Sheen's character. WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW.

Charlie collected his $2.5 million in music royalties, and then he started sending people presents. He sent his brother, Alan (Jon Cryer), his favorite cigars and a knife.

Something seemed suspicious when Alan tried to collect the royalties and just needed a copy of Charlie's death certificate to do so, but couldn't find one anywhere.


In an interview with Variety about the series finale, Lorre said he hadn't directly spoken with Sheen since the events that led to the actor being fired.

"I made a decision a month or so ago that there was so much demand, so much excitement about seeing Charlie come back for the finale that it was the right thing to do to try to come up with something we could have fun with, to poke fun at all the craziness," Lorre explained. "It was presented to him. He didn't like it. And we weren't excited about what he wanted to do. So it didn't go forward ... I think it would have been a really cool way to end the finale, to give him a real featured moment to talk straight to the camera, to do his thing and blow the whole thing up at the end. It wasn't meant to be."