Everybody Hates Chris: So, Was That the Last Episode?

Everybody Hates ChrisThe Everybody Hates Chris sitcom has been running for four years; one on the UPN network and for three on the CW. Loosely based on the early life of comedian Chris Rock, the sitcom stars Tyler James Williams, Terry Crews, Tequan Richmond, Tichina Arnold, Imani Hakim, and Vincent Martella. Recurring characters are played by Jacqueline Mazarella, Travis T. Flory, Kevontay Jackson, Ernest Thomas, Jeris Poindexter, Jackee Harry, Michael Estime, Antonio Fargas, Blake Hightower, and Todd Bridges.

Last night, the CW aired episode 88 of Everybody Hates Chris, titled “Everybody Hates the G.E.D.” It’s the end of the school year for our young hero and he’s late (by mere seconds) for the 29th time. Though he’s already finished his tests and it’s the last week of school, he’s told that if he’s tardy one more time, he’ll have to repeat the 10th grade.

Meanwhile, Drew decides he wants to audition for Amateur Night at the Apollo, despite not having any particular talent. A full house at the barber shop tells him about their own personal experiences performing crazy acts and getting booed off the stage.

As you might guess, Chris ends up being late for school for the 30th time, even though it’s hardly his fault. He’s told he has to repeat the school year and his Mom agrees with the school because, in the long run, she feels it’s the best thing for his character development. Chris refuses to repeat the year so he decides to drop out of school. His parents are not happy. So that he’ll be able to get a job, Chris decides to take the G.E.D. test so he can have the equivalent of a high school diploma.

By the end of the episode, Drew has performed a pail drumming act and, thanks to some assistance from a hot dancer, it goes over very well. Tonya graduates and Chris has taken his exam.

Would you like to see season five of Chris?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

He waits for the results at the local diner and one by one, his Mom and siblings arrives. Chris plays “Living on a Prayer” on the booth’s jukebox and his family sings along with him. His father, who has some trouble parking the newspaper truck, has the results of his test. Just as Chris is about to discover his fate, the screen goes to black.

With appearances by many of the show’s recurring characters, Chris dropping out of school and the not-so-subtle homage to the finale of The Sopranos, Chris Rock intends this to be the series finale. The show is very likely to be cancelled due to a variety of reasons and the comedian decided to make it an easy decision for the network.

Crews says, “Chris Rock didn’t graduate high school and started comedy when he was, like, 17 years old. Our Chris (Williams) is now a sophomore in high school, so the timing is lining up pretty well. Once he becomes a comedian, the show’s over.”

Williams is currently pursuing a film course at New York University and is happy with the episode. He told TV Guide, “If it ends here, we ended it the right way.” Rock agrees and said, “It might not be a bad way to go.”

The network will ultimately decide if last night’s episode is the last but, if it is, do you think it’s a good series finale? Are you okay that it ended in a cliffhanger? If not, how would you have finish the show?

Canceled and renewed TV show

131 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Frankie Eloi says

    Rather the networks calling it the “season” finale in their promos, they should’ve called it the “series” finale. It was a great show and I’m really gonna miss it. When the final episode faded to black before hearing the results of Chris’ GED exam, it was obvious that he passed because #1, the show was based on Chris Rock’s life as a kid and #2, in real life Chris Rock dropped out of school and got a GED in real life.

  2. says

    I hated the end and couldn’t believe that after i was sucked in was left w/f*cking cliffhanger….. WTF!!? Other than that its a great show

  3. Ashley says

    that is an ok ending cus there is no point of showing his life as a comedian but i would of put something at the end saying that Chris passed or did not but he is going to do this with his life then eventually he will become the great person he is now

  4. Adam Decker says

    Well, knowing now what happened in Chris Rock’s past, I know what probably would have happened at the end of the series. I just don’t think it should have ended without saying, “You passed,” or something like that.

  5. NK says

    yeah i thought he would shoot up the place and kill the dad chris would pass and become a comedian at a random point

  6. SOPHIA says


    • Lucygirl says

      chris did in fact pass his GED exam. If u look closely in the final scene, u c his dad pull up to park outside the diner. And on his dads truck, u will c the numbers 735. that was his score on his GED. they probably put that there in the scene so they wouldnt leave the audience hanging. and the dude with the glasses in the diner is chris’s agent when he is a comedian.

  7. HC says

    Chris passed his G.E.D he got 735 which is hinted on julius car then he works at red lobster which is hinted when chris says they are giving out jobs at red lobster and that guy in the shades is the guy who helps him become a comedian Chris’s dad dies 1988 because of ulcer surgery . Thats the real Chris Rocks dad who dies in real life BTW, dont get confused.

      • Someone says

        He means that Chris’ dad in the tv series (Terry Crews) did not die. Chris Rock’s real dad did (Julius Rock). Terry Crews is happily alive. Julius Rock, not too alive right now. He died from ulcer surgery in 1988, like HC said.

  8. jake says

    who the heck ends a series like that a season fine but a series come on these producers have got stop ending these kind of shows on cliff hangers i persinaly dont care if the show kicks the bucket ya its a good sow to watch its entetaining but beyond that i really wouldent care if was cancelled but all i ask you one finale episode doesnt even have to be 30 minets long just 5 minets showing the test results thats it once i know the test results you can do what ever with it

  9. LostinOtown says

    I love the show too and the ending was suppossed to be a mock of the ending of the Sopranos show. The show isn’t based on Chris’ childhood. It is very, very losely based lol
    But would of liked to see how the show would of put a spin on it :)

Leave a Comment

Your comment may need approval from a moderator before it appears. We review comments to weed out spam, duplicate postings and personal attacks. We welcome constructive discussion.