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Poll: When the Best Is Saved for Last (Part 1)

The following series finales are the highest rated episode of their respective television show. Which of these final episodes* is your favorite?

*from live action TV shows with at least two seasons, 30,000 votes and a 6.5 rating

Note: episodes are listed in chronological order

Discuss here

See part 2 here.

Make Your Choice

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    Goodbyeee (1989)

    Final and highest rated episode of Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) (fourth season of Blackadder)

    Blackadder pretends that he's insane to avoid certain death carrying out the General's order for the "big push".

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    One for the Road (1993)

    Final and highest rated episode of Cheers (1982)

    Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall.

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    The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 2 (2001)

    Final and highest rated episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)

    Elvis Costello entertains at the Solomon's going away party.

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    Soul Mates (2003)

    Final and highest rated episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)

    On the day of her wedding Sabrina is still trying to find whether her groom or Harvey is her real soul-mate.

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    ...Must Come to an End (2003)

    Final and highest rated episode of Dawson's Creek (1998)

    With Jen in the hospital, the gang tries not to be too sad about it. Dawson helps Jen make a video for her infant daughter, asking her to never stop loving and dreaming. Jen also asks Joey as her last wish to end the chasing and running and to settle down.

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    Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003)

    Final and highest rated episode of The Office (2001)

    Tim's world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts, Tim can't help but get his hopes up again.

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    An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux (2004)

    Final and highest rated episode of Sex and the City (1998)

    Carrie has lunch with Petrovsky's ex Juliette B. who tells her he always gives priority to his art above his partner- she finds that true and has a generally bad time.

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    The Last One: Part 2 (2004)

    Final and highest rated episode of Friends (1994)

    Phoebe races Ross to the airport in a bid to stop Rachel from leaving for Paris. Monica and Chandler pack up their apartment ahead of their move to their new house, and Joey buys Chandler a new chick and duck as a leaving present.

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    Not Fade Away (2004)

    Final and highest rated episode of Angel (1999)

    In the series finale, Angel reveals that his questionable moral behavior has been part of a bigger plan: to destroy The Circle of the Black Thorn and show the Senior Partners that the power of good can still make a difference.

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    Haunted (2004)

    Final and highest rated episode of Dead Like Me (2003)

    It's Halloween and reaper legend has it that the reapers can be seen as they were when alive; a serial killer stalks a neighbourhood, the reapers collecting his victims as he goes, George getting the bad guy.

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    New Canaan, CA (2005)

    Final and highest rated episode of Carnivàle (2003)

    In the cliff-hanging season finale, Samson devises a grand plan by scheming with Ben, Jones, and the entire troupe to lure Brother Justin to Carnivale for his confrontation with Ben.

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    Everyone's Waiting (2005)

    Final and highest rated episode of Six Feet Under (2001)

    Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't accept it if she does and is "damaged", shaking Brenda's own confidence.

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    That '70s Finale (2006)

    Final and highest rated episode of That '70s Show (1998)

    It's New Year's Eve and the last day of the '70s. Kitty is having second thoughts about selling the house and moving to Florida. Donna has just broken up with Randy and is moving to college. Jackie realizes she loves Fez.

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    Forever Charmed (2006)

    Final and highest rated episode of Charmed (1998)

    Piper, with the help of Coop, must travel back in time to change the events that lead to the deaths of her sisters.

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    The End's Not Near, It's Here (2007)

    Final and highest rated episode of The O.C. (2003)

    Six months after the trauma of the Newport earthquake, Ryan and the rest of the Cohens struggle with their living arrangements in the aftermath of the destruction of their house.

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    The Extra Special Series Finale (2007)

    Final and highest rated episode of Extras (2005)

    Andy is unhappy with the fame he has achieved. When a new agent approaches him, Andy fires Darren and quits 'When The Whistle Blows'.

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    Family Meeting (2008)

    Final and highest rated episode of The Shield (2002)

    As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage serial killer's mother.

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    Last Call (2008)

    Final and highest rated episode of Boston Legal (2004)

    Before Alan and Denny go to the Supreme Court, they must fight an injunction to keep them from getting married to each other. Meanwhile, religious differences could threaten Shirley and Carl's upcoming wedding.

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    One (2009)

    Final and highest rated episode of Life (2007)

    Roman Nevikov kidnaps Dani Reese and contacts Charlie with his ransom demand: he wants Charlie to bring him Mickey Rayborn.

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    Everybody Hates the G.E.D. (2009)

    Final and highest rated episode of Everybody Hates Chris (2005)

    Chris opts to take the G.E.D. over repeating the 10th grade, Drew tries to go on Amateur Night at the Apollo, Julius tries to get $25 back from somebody who owes him, and Tanya graduates from sixth grade.

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    Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009)

    Final and highest rated episode of Monk (2002)

    A videotaped clue from Trudy provides Monk with the clues he needs to solve her murder - but he has very little time to catch her killer while finding out what poisoned him.

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    Born to Run (2009)

    Final and highest rated episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)

    Sarah is in police custody, but John and Cameron disobey her orders and help her escape.

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    Hello Goodbye (2010)

    Final and highest rated episode of Ugly Betty (2006)

    In the series finale, which also features appearances by familiar faces from the past, Betty finds it hard to tell Daniel important news about her future.

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    Always (2011)

    Final and highest rated episode of Friday Night Lights (2006)

    With the decision to close the East Dillon Football program speculation runs wild on two fronts.

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    Gauntlet (2011)

    Final and highest rated episode of Stargate Universe (2009)

    Eli and Rush have found a way to identify the location of drone mother ships using the Destiny's long range sensors.

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    The Corn Field: Part 2 (2011)

    Final and highest rated episode of Blue Mountain State (2010)

    The battle continues as the BMS and Blackwell teams fight it out on the corn field for bragging rights as to who the real champion is.

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    iGoodbye (2012)

    Final and highest rated epsiode of iCarly (2007)

    Carly is sad when her father cannot escort her to a military dance; Sam and Spencer fix a motorcycle.

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    New York, I Love You XOXO (2012)

    Final and highest rated episode of Gossip Girl (2007)

    In a fashionable farewell to remember, our favorite Upper East Siders join forces for one last soiree; The identity of Gossip Girl is finally revealed.

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    The Long Good-bye Job (2012)

    Final and highest rated episode of Leverage (2008)

    Nate takes the team on one of its most dangerous missions, a con related to the death of his son.

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    Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013)

    Final and highest rated episode of 30 Rock (2006)

    Liz is dealing with being a stay-at-home mom while Jack tries to find true happiness. Kenneth and Tracy are both adjusting to Kenneth's new position as President of NBC.

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    Victory (2013)

    Final and highest rated episode of Spartacus (2010) (dropped to second place after poll went live)

    Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.

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    Finale (2013)

    Final and highest rated episode of The Office (2005)

    One year later, Dunder Mifflin employees past and present reunite for a panel discussion about the documentary and to attend Dwight and Angela's wedding.

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    Reckoning (2013)

    Final and highest rated episode of Burn Notice (2007)

    Michael must win back the trust of everyone he betrayed as James becomes obsessed with ending his life.

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    Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (2013)

    Final and highest rated episode of Poirot (1989)

    An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery there in order to prevent a serial killer from claiming more victims.

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    Chapter 29 (2013)

    Final and highest rated episode of Eastbound & Down (2009)

    Kenny Powers is on the verge of achieving his dream - hosting his own talk show, but when a vicious head of the network asks him to emotionally finish off unbalanced Guy Young on-air in order to seal the deal, his moment of truth arrives.


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