September 23rd, 2011
03:42 PM ET
[Editor's Note: If you haven't watched the last on air episode of "All My Children," steer clear of this post.]
ABC's "All My Children" stayed true to its soapy roots all the way up to its last on-air minute. Fans of the long-running series had this day marked on calendars since ABC announced they were giving the soap the boot in favor of a new food and lifestyle talk show, "The Chew," earlier this year.
Before the final on-air hour began, fan favorite cast member Susan Lucci, series creator Agnes Nixon and executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers all stopped by "The View" for a special hour-long send-off.
After thanking the ladies of "The View" for the tribute episode, Lucci remarked that it was a "celebration of a wonderful show. This is the building where we shot 'All My Children' most of those 41 years. It’s an emotional time, a very happy time, [we have] so much to be grateful for."
Cameron Mathison, a.k.a. Ryan Lavery to "AMC" fans, is one of the cast members who is moving with the show to the Web, thanks to production company Prospect Park. "'All My Children' is literally part of my heart, which is why I was so quick to sign up for online," Mathison said on "The View."
It's been reported that Lucci has declined an offer to go on with the show...and perhaps that's why today's episode ended the way it did. As the minutes ticked by to the end of the program on Friday, viewers saw J.R. fire a gun into a party at the Chandlers' place. Of course, we don't know what happened, because what's a soap opera without a dramatic cliffhanger?
As viewer and Twitter user @itsADELEee describes it, "All My Children ends with a bang. literally. i love how all the goodbye montages were like in the previous eps this week. and then boom!"
Wrote @PunditOnPoint, "All My Children has aired its last network episode. Despite the cliches, I enjoyed it. AMC is headed for the internet. End of an era."
Not all fans were happy with the way things ended, though.
"Really?" inquired user @mnfairman. "That All My Children ending was disappointing." Another fan concurred, albeit more strongly: "IS THIS HOW "ALL MY CHILDREN" REALLY GONNA END IT?? I AM BEYOND PISSED! *Throws TV out the window.*"
Did you catch the end of "AMC"? If so, what did you think? Will you be watching it online?
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