Saving Grace: The Final Season
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Along the way, Grace and her colleagues, who by now have developed an appealingly casual but caring camaraderie, deal with various quotidian police matters, with stand-alone stories involving the specter of domestic terrorism (an especially touchy subject in OKC, still reeling from the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which Grace's own sister was killed), an AA-like program for alcoholics, Hasidic Jews and kosher beef, Muslim attitudes toward homosexuality, ranchers battling over water, and so on. But it's Grace's personal journey that predominates. Over the course of the season, she tries to help a troubled young woman who also has a relationship with Earl, thinking this might be what God has in store for her; she also confronts a sinister stranger named Hut Flanders (Gordon MacDonald, Hunter's real-life boyfriend), who, like Earl, is not of this world. Of course, Grace isn't someone who channels her emotions very positively. And by the final few episodes, she's deep into a downward spiral, self-inflicted and otherwise, that makes her earlier self look tame: she's involved in a fatal car accident; her house is burned down; she smokes crack, turns tricks, and rejects friends and loved ones alike. It's hard to believe that all this turmoil is part of "great things," but if there's one thing series creator Nancy Miller has emphasized throughout Saving Grace's run, it's that God works in mysterious ways. --Sam Graham
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The characters and actors were still great, but I had the impression that the writing suffered from the impeding cancellation of the series. Whether that was because the writers were running out of time or were frustrated and didn't bother writing at the same level as before? I don't know.
What I also find very frustrating is that we get a bare bones set with no extras whatsoever. To me that also shows a disinterest in a dying series. A few interviews or audio commentaries with some background information would have been nice. I would still buy it to get the complete series, but I'm disappointed that the final season wasn't of the same quality as seasons 1 and 2.
This last season brought the entire show full circle, and allowed the viewer to see the main charector, Grace Hannadarko as not only a human being with obvious flaws, but also someone who has been chosen for greatness; and it is in the final episode, where the viewer finds out just what Grace was chosen for.
I watched the final two episodes three times, as each time I saw a clue that I had missed the first time around. I ended up feeling like hope is not simply a four letter word, and that we do not have to be perfect to become one with our creator. Although I have seen various people say various things about Grace's final moments, I for one was left feeling that love makes anything possible, and it was something I really, truly needed. It's amazing, as I think of that last episode, I am still moved to tears.
I would urge anyone to watch even a random episode of Saving Grace, and do so with an open mind and open heart. I believe you will find yourself wanting to see more, and in the end glad that you followed Grace Hannadarko on her journey.
Oh and one last thing. I have not been one to follow Holly Hunter's career, although I riveted by your performance in "The Piano".Read more ›
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This is one of THE best series I have ever watched. I loved this show when it was on TNT and I love love love it more on dvd. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Cindy M.
Loved this series Holly Hunter is just amazing! Sad that it ended...Published 6 days ago by HOPE SALITRERO
Grace Annadarko is a woman beset by a past that haunts and troubles her.She lives as one who is on e glorious bender.Then Earl shows up and a man on Death row. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
What a powerful ending to a TV series. This has stuck with me since I saw it. WowPublished 11 days ago by Pamela M-L
Haven't watched it yet but know I will love it. I was hooked on it when it was a T V series. Good Price and quick delivery , Thank You amazonPublished 15 days ago by Patricia Moody
i really loved this series. it is tacky and funny, but under all that it is also a pretty powerful tale about a relationship with God under the stress of life, and all the bad... Read morePublished 28 days ago by gina c.
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|Are Season 3 and the Final Season the same thing?||
K. D. Whittle is correct. The 3rd season was split in half and shown in summer and winter with a break inbetween. But season 3 is one season - the final season. The network wanted a 4th season, but Fox declined because they felt they didn't get enough money out of it.
Aug 11, 2010 by S. Fischer | See all 14 posts
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