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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Watched all three seasons of this show, and loved it. It was a really interesting character study of Grace and her friends and family. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol Golas
Wonderful experience, was delivered when they said it would be and a great showPublished 3 months ago by deborah nalley
All seasons are perfect. I didn't expect the ending. Who did?Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
don't ask my why I like this program. Saw a couple of the first shows when they came on the air, then lost track of it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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