Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Best Final Episode Ever Edition


As followers of the Major Spoilers Podcast will tell you, your humble MS-QOTD is still a bit broken up over the events of the final episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ earlier in the week.  As finales go, it went far above and beyond the usual scope of “Everybody gets new job and hugs it out” into a higher level of wrapping it up, and the response from the fans has been, to say the least, mixed.  Many internet wags have already dubbed it “The ‘Lost’ of sitcoms”, while others have begun compiling their Top 10 Worst Finales list, but what’s not really being addressed is the question of how difficult it is to pull of a really successful capstone for any ongoing story.  ‘Quantum Leap’ infuriated me with a single caption, while ‘Blake’s 7′ murdered all the regular cast and a few returning faces who had left the show for good measure.  Shows like ‘Sports Night’ don’t get a finale at all, while ‘M*A*S*H’ took the time to provide an exit for everyone, even the likes of Nurse Baker and Sgt. Rizzo, a successful strategy which leads us to today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced “shur-bot-skee”) has less love for the end of the New 52 ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’, which basically consisted of a series of grisly murders, a fart noise and Nelson Muntz calling ‘HA-HA!”, asking: What’s the greatest final episode/issue/installment of all time?