I’ve been really behind in my writing about The Best Years. Mainly because I’ve been behind in watching the last few episodes of The Best Years. I mean, if you compare this season with the previous one, it just doesn’t compare. There’s very little that has happened compared to cocaine overdoses, hit and runs, incestuous abuse, club break-ins, and more.
But I was very surprised when I caught up on the last three episodes of season two that they seem to be the last three episodes of season two. Did the season just end? More so, did the series just end?
Here’s what clued me in: Sam’s ending voiceover referred to the series title. That generally means there’s an ending. Plus, I saw no previews for the next episode.
It didn’t seem to feel like a finale, though. I mean, sure, Poppy and Del were happy in the end (weird couple, by the way, though I’m glad Del is happy). And Robyn and Noah got back together. Plus, I guess there was a cliffhanger, what with Rich’s leaving to be an intern for six months or forever (so much for a college degree…).
So I guess on paper, it reads season finale. Of course, it was a very abbreviated season that aired long after the first season, so I’m starting to wonder if it’s coming back. But it has to, right? I mean, I feel like things are unresolved.
But then again, they kind-of are. We don’t seem to have any more of Sam’s family issues. Now that she’s getting $300 a week or her column, I guess she doesn’t have to worry about money anymore. She’s in a relationship. All of her friends are in a relationship, except Kat, who seems quite content with helping others through her “Catherines” group (also weird).
The only question really worth asking is what will happen with Rich, who I don’t even care about anyway.
I really wonder if we’ll see anymore of the show, which is really disappointing. I was so into the first season (you can tell by my two recap reviews), and I really got to know the characters. I was disappointed that most of them didn’t return for season two–especially Trent–and that the action disappeared. Now season two seems to have slipped through my fingers.
Am I wrong? Will there be more to see? I’m less familiar with The N, so I’m not sure how their seasons work. Does anyone have any info out there that you can send to little blog writers like me?
If this is the end, it really does disappoint. Maybe I’ll just go sit in my room and rewatch season one. Reminisce about the good ol’ days and make up my own seasons two and three.