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    19 TV Show Endings That Are So Good, They Deserve An Award

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community which TV shows absolutely nailed their series finales. Here's what they said:

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. On Schitt's Creek, when the Rose family goes their separate ways, leaves their little town, and were changed for the better because of it — even the town's billboard got an upgrade.

    The Rose family hug goodbye, and Johnny and Moira drive away. Johnny stops the car and looks back at the Schitt's Creek sign, which now shows his whole family.
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    "Schitt's Creek was wrapped up so beautifully, I would not have changed a thing."

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    2. On Fleabag, when Fleabag and The Priest part ways after confessing their love for each other, and she breaks the fourth wall one final time to say goodbye.

    Fleabag tells The Priest she loves him and he responds, "It'll pass." He gets up to leave and finally tells her that he loves her too. She gets up and looks at the camera one last time.
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    "I say it every time, but Fleabag. It’s heartbreaking and perfect and so, so bittersweet."

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    3. On Wynonna Earp, when Waverly and Nicole get married, Doc and Wynonna ride off into the sunset together to go see their daughter, and everyone gets their well-deserved "happily ever after."

    Waverly and Nicole get married and Wynonna tells Doc that she loves him and he says he loves her, then they get on a motorcycle and drive away.
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    "They gave us the happy ending we wanted for everyone while keeping the door open for another season or movie."

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    4. On Parks and Recreation, when all of the flash-forwards reveal exactly what each character ends up doing, but there was still so much room for interpretation.

    Leslie gets honored with a library in her name and she's not thrilled.
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    "Since the back half of the season had given the characters closure, the final episode had all the room to tease their next chapters."

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    5. On The Originals, when Klaus decides to sacrifice himself to save his daughter, Hope, and Elijah doesn't want to let his brother die alone, so they die together.

    Klaus and Elijah thanking each other for their journeys before killing each other.
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    6. On The Good Place, when Chidi leaves Eleanor with a beautiful, serene, and teary metaphor about death before leaving forever.

    Chidi tells Eleanor about how a wave is only a wave for a little while, but its always water and once the wave crashes it goes back to the ocean, where it's supposed to be. He relates that to the Buddhist conception of death.
    NBC

    "The Good Place was pretty perfect from beginning to end, but the finale was absolutely perfect. I never expected a comedy show to make me so emotional and leave me thinking about the ending for days afterward. It was such a perfect way to show how much the characters grew throughout the show. None of it felt rushed, and it all felt very natural to the characters and the storyline. Truly the best series finale I’ve ever seen."

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    7. On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, when everyone goes their separate ways but were so happy doing what they love, including Melinda May teaching at the renamed Coulson Academy, and Fitz and Simmons finally retiring to raise their daughter.

    Melinda gets off a call and a student says she's five minutes late to class. And Fitz and Simmons are laughing at a park picnic with their daughter.
    The CW

    "It was really difficult for them to tie up all the storylines and bring back all the favorite characters, but they did! It was just so satisfying showing that even though the team wasn’t together in one place anymore, they are all still close and are doing what they love. Plus, the character arcs all felt very satisfying and their endings were perfect for each of them."

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    8. On The Office, when the entire cast reunites one year after the documentary finished, and they reflect on just how much Dunder Mifflin changed them for the better.

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    "I love this episode! I love how everyone came back together one year after the documentary was filmed!"

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    9. On The Sopranos, when Tony, Carmela, and AJ are at a diner waiting for Meadow. Then, the anticipation builds as a mysterious-looking guy walks into the diner, Meadow enters, a bell rings, Tony looks up, and the series ends, leaving it up in the air whether Tony lives or dies.

    Tony and his family are sitting at a diner table. A bell rings and he looks up, then the screen goes black.
    HBO

    "I know that’s a controversial choice, but I thought it was brilliant. The way they cranked up the tension, then…cut! We’ll never know what happened next, and I think that was the best way to go."

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    10. On Superstore, when the store closes to become a fulfillment center, Amy comes back to (unsuccessfully) save the store, and finally, the entire crew moves on and lives out their happy endings.

    As the store gets ready to close, Garrett gives a message over the intercom thanking customers for shopping and reminding his friends about all the good times they had. Then, we see flashes of where all the characters end up afterwards.
    NBC

    "An incredibly satisfying ending ESPECIALLY considering the circumstances surrounding its final season — the departure of America Ferrera (who fortunately returned to wrap things up perfectly in the last two episodes) and COVID severely interrupting filming/production. The writers/showrunners still managed to incorporate all of those things into the script and give us a prompt but not rushed, emotionally satisfying ending. It showed the growth of all of the characters and their next steps in life. Excellent."

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    11. On Community, when Jeff finally comes to terms with his friends leaving to embark on new exciting adventures, and he realizes he wants to stay at the school he spent years trying to get away from.

    Jeff tells the study group that he's so happy to have met them and they saved his life and changed him. Then he sends off Abed and Annie at the airport and sits down for drinks with Brita, Chang, Frankie, and Dean.
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    "The series had gone through so much change and HAD to come to an end, but anyone who is a fan of it obviously didn’t want that. Having the audience 'be' Jeff realizing that they would have to really stretch to have a Season 7, to showing Abed and Annie branching out and moving on with their lives, to Jeff finally being okay with staying at the school he was so ready to leave, it was definitely one of the best finales I have EVER seen."

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    12. On Pose, when Pray gives up his own meds and dies so his ex, Ricky, can live, then Blanca shares Pray's words of wisdom to a new generation who's trying to find their footing in the ballroom scene.

    Blanca sees a bunch of new queens and tells them the same thing Pray told her years ago. She says, "Work harder, reach higher, and dream big until you triumph. It won't happen today, but one day. And when you do, I'ma be right there cheering you on."
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    "God, I cried so much."

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    13. On Friday Night Lights, when Tami and Coach Taylor walk off the field together one last time after finally moving to Philadelphia.

    Tammy asks Eric if he's ready to go and they walk off the field with their arms around each other.
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    "Just perfect."

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    14. On Six Feet Under, when we flash-forward to see just how the entire Fisher family lived out their lives and come full circle when they all eventually die.

    Snapshots of the years 2025, 2029, 2044, and 2085 when the members of the Fisher family die.
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    "Hands down the best. It's beautifully shot and explained what happened to the characters (both good and bad). It was jaw-dropping."

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    15. On Mad Men, when Don Draper smiles while meditating on a mountaintop, and you originally think it was because he's finally found peace, but then you realize it was because he came up with the concept for a new Coke commercial.

    Don is meditating on a mountain and then he smiles as the "Buy the World a Coke" commercial begins.
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    "While the last season was not quite as well-executed as some of the earlier ones, the series alluding to Don thinking of the famous 'Buy the World a Coke' ad while at the retreat is SO brilliant and bittersweet. Aside from the fact that it's not made clear whether this is actually Don's ad and he has returned to NY, you have to wonder whether Don has captured something pure and true through an emotional breakthrough, or if it's another money grab that just exploits the new generation's desire for peace and love! (Can it be both?)"

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    16. On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, when the Banks family moves to the East Coast to remain close but Will decides to stay in California to finish school...then Carlton realizes everyone left without him.

    Will turns out the lights and then Carlton is afraid everyone left without him and runs out of the house trying to get his pants on.
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    "The final episode actually had me close to crying, then they played one final joke and I went from sad to laughing my ass off."

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    17. On Scrubs, when J.D. decides to take a new job so he can be closer to his son, and as he leaves, he says his goodbyes to every single person who'd left an impact on him.

    JD says it's never good to live in the past for too long and now the future doesn't seem so scary anymore. Then he watches a montage of all the life-changing moments from the past decade.
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    "Reminiscing about the past and a touching tribute to memorable characters through the seasons, then a heartbreakingly beautiful peek into a possible future. It will always be one of the best TV show finales ever in my opinion. Just beautiful!"

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    Note: Yes, I know there's technically another season after this one, but I still consider this episode a true series finale. 

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    18. On The Americans, when Philip and Elizabeth's cover is finally blown and the FBI is after them, then they leave their children behind and start a new life in Moscow.

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    "It ended at the right time and it was done so well. The way the things ended with their kids, too? Perfect and heartbreaking. It was the ending you kind of hoped for with these characters and it was just the perfect finish for a perfect show."

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    19. And finally, on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when Jake, Amy, and Captain Holt all move on from the 99th Precinct and the show ends the only way it possibly could...with one last heist.

    Holt makes a "Title of your sex tape" joke and it's not quite right, but Jake is speechless anyway.
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    "The final season was a bit shaky, but that last episode was so perfect. What better way to end than on a heist? We got so many memorable callbacks and some of our favorite guest stars showed up. Everyone in the squad ended exactly where they needed to be. And Holt told Jake he was proud of him! It was magical."

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    So, did your favorite make the list? Tell us in the comments which TV show you feel absolutely nailed their finale.

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.