Spoiler alert: if you haven’t yet watched the Feb. 19 series finale of ‘Two And A Half Men,’ do not continue reading!
After 12 seasons, Two and a Half Men came to a hilarious end, which included a ton on one-liner jokes all about the longevity of the show, the stars who have appeared, and yes of course, the crazy antics of Charlie Sheen. Of course, watching the show, everyone was curious if the actor — who was fired after going off on creator Chuck Lorre in season eight — would make a grand return. Well, the ending was definitely a shocker, and Chuck has now explained it all.
‘Two And A Half Men’: Charlie Sheen Not On Finale — Reason
Chuck Lorre wrote the following on the vanity card for the season finale:
I know a lot of you might be disappointed that you didn’t get to see Charlie Sheen in tonight’s finale. For the record he was offered a role. Our idea was to haves him walk up to the front door in the last scene, ring the doorbell, then turn, look directly into the camera and go off on a maniacal rant about the dangers of drug abuse. He would then explain that these dangers only apply to average people. That he was far from average. He was a ninja warrior from Mars. He was invincible.
And then we would drop a piano on him.
We thought it was funny.
Instead, he wanted us to write a heart-warming scene that would set up his return to primetime TV in a new sitcom called The Harpers starring him and Jon Cryer. We thought that was funny too.
Well, if you watched you know that that didn’t happen either. Instead, yes, Charlie Harper was alive, but Charlie Sheen did not show up. Instead, a man dressed in his clothes was shown from the back ringing the doorbell of the Malibu house. Then, a piano was dropped on him by . . . you guessed it, Chuck Lorre.You can rewatch that last scene here.
With that, Chuck turned around in his chair, looked at the camera, and said, “Winning.” Then he too was hit by a piano.
Naturally, some are obsessed with the episode’s direction, while others weren’t so thrilled. Regardless, the finale definitely shocked us all (and mentioned Tiger’s Blood, so that was amazing) — and what else would we want. Plus, Angus T. Jones even returned. So, what did you think, HollywoodLifers? Were you hoping to see Charlie return? Should he have? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta