In a bonus bumper between commercials, MTV gives us footage of Roger carrying a grill rather brutally up some narrow stairs to a porch. It’s weird. I guess if this is the bonus footage, it’s no wonder this finale is only an hour. It’s the highest-rated show on MTV ever, and I was totally expecting at least two hours. The last one hour finale was The Hills, and that was a half hour show.
The Roomies spend the last night on the roof together, recalling old times. Specifically, they recall the first night on the deck, and the jacuzzi. They remember fondly how they didn’t like each other at first; rather, that they really didn’t know what to make of one another at first. They all disliked Snook, until she got punched. That was a bonding moment for the world, wasn’t it? The remember Jenni and Pauly’s greasy-looking hook-up, Deena showing Mike her cuka, and other Shore Lore.
The last twenty or so minutes of the show was really a lot of various Roomies saying the same thing: Leaving is emotional, they are different from when they began the show, and they are bonded for life. It’s touching, but there’s not much shakin’ to recap for you. Boo! More antics, pleas… wait. What am I thinking?
The next morning, Pauly loudly wakes them all up for a final breakfast together. They cook, and talk some more about how they went through this experience together, how they have all changed and matured (ha!), and how they aren’t the same as when they arrived at the Shore House. Packing montage, annnnd…
Love you, Bitches
… cut to outside the Shore House. Group hug, group cry. It’s very touching, and emotional. I shouldn’t mock this one scene out of a hundred scene from this show that makes me think maybe it’s not so bad. They are all sad to say goodbye too each other, to the house, to the Shore, and to Jersey Shore. It’s genuine, and that’s one thing I can say about this show. It is mostly genuinely, at least in terms of the cast being themselves. I appreciate that, I really do. It’s rare that reality shows allow for the rabbit hole to be exposed, but we see these kids spending money, we see the security, we see them talk about rehab, and we see their real relationships with one another. They are a family, lovable, gross, young, and over-exposed, but a family and a strong one at that. They know their lives will never be the same, and feel that with this experience, it can now be perfect.
They drive away in their Escalades, BMWs, and gigantic customized trucks, so I’m hard pressed to think that they will all be anything less than fine. The duck phone on the other hand? See you on the other side, little buddy.
Goodbye, Jersey Shore. You were somethin’ else.
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