highest rated season finales REJECTS

Episodes that are missing one or more criteria to be on my Highest Rated Season Finale list (usually either missing a ranking of 9.0+ or 100 votes per episode).

I am sure there are plenty of episodes that I am unaware of, so feel free to give your input for shows that I should keep an eye on. Keep in mind that in order to make it to my main list the series must have a rating of 7.0 or higher and at least 5,000 votes. Thanks!
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1.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Whitecaps (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Junior's trial comes to an end, but Tony's trials are just getting underway. Also, the Sopranos almost purchase a house on the beach. (55 mins.)
 
2.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Ben Horne's plans are finally realized, with unforeseen consequences. (47 mins.)
 
3.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Kalends of February (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Vorenus' defense of Caesar lands him in an unexpected position of power within Rome. Meanwhile, Servilia hurls the final obstacle in her ambitious and complex revenge plan against Atia. (90 mins.)
 
4.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Stan helps a group of woodland critters by killing a mountain lion, only to discover that he's helping them give birth to the Antichrist. (22 mins.)
 
5.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Sold Under Sin (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
General Crook rolls into Deadwood with his troops, known as "Custer's avengers," and the Yankton magistrate... (55 mins.)
 
6.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Job (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Michael appoints Dwight as regional manager, anticipating that he will receive the job at corporate. Jim and Karen also interview for the same position. And Michael gets back together with Jan after she gets a boob job. (22 mins.)
 
7.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Fry makes a deal with the Robot Devil so he can get robot hands to play the holophoner and impress Leela. In a twist of fate, Fry trades hands with the Robot Devil and writes a masterpiece opera about Leela. However, the Robot Devil has evil plans of his own. (22 mins.)
 
8.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Doomsday (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Earth becomes the battlefield for the greatest and deadliest war of all time, as the Daleks and the Cybermen clash with the whole universe at stake... (45 mins.)
 
9.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Port in a Storm (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement... (59 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 12

405 votes

The Wire: 9.5 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
10.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Becoming: Part 2 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Spike strikes an unlikely alliance with Buffy to keep Angel from destroying the world. (44 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 22

1,142 votes

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 8.2 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
11.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
Episode: The Gift (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
As Glory prepares Dawn for a bloodletting ritual that will open a portal to another dimension, Buffy and her friends prepare for battle. (44 mins.)
“ Season 5 Episode 22

1,208 votes

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 8.2 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
12.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Funhouse (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Tony gets sick from food poisoning and blames Artie's restaurant. Pussy, meanwhile, reaches the end of the line. (55 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 13

643 votes

The Sopranos: 9.3 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
13.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #2.22 (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Cooper must overcome his deepest fears as he enters the Black Lodge to save Annie from Windom Earle. (47 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 22

823 votes

Twin Peaks: 9.1 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
14.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him. (22 mins.)
“ Season 6 Episode 25

734 votes

The Simpsons: 8.8 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
15.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Bulletville (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Bo gets revenge on Boyd for blowing up his ephedrine shipment, asks Arlo to help him kill Raylan at the request of the Miami cartel, and kidnaps Ava for bait and insurance against Raylan. (44 mins.)
“ Season 1 Episode 13

327 votes

Justified: 8.8 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
16.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Over There: Part 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Sacrifices will be made and both universes may never be the same again after Walter and Olivia visit the "other side." (46 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 23

716 votes

Fringe: 8.5 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
17.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Development Arrested (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared of all charges, and Michael is relieved... (22 mins.)
“ Season 3 Episode 13

578 votes

Arrested Development: 9.4 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
18.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Devil's Trap (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Sam and Dean seek help from Bobby Singer, an old family friend in their mission to save their father from Meg. The brothers set a trap for Meg. (44 mins.)
“ Season 1 Episode 22

1,235 votes

Supernatural: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
19.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Goodbye, Toby (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Michael throws an extravagant going-away party for Toby, and falls in love with the woman who is replacing him. Jim plans to propose to Pam at the party, but gets out-staged. Back at corporate, Ryan is arrested for fraud. (22 mins.)
“ Season 4 Episode 14

641 votes

The Office: 8.9 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
20.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
Episode: Seinfeld (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Taping the Seinfeld reunion proves to be difficult after Larry's fight with a local coffee vendor alienates Jason Alexander and costs him quality time with Cheryl. (28 mins.)
“ Season 7 Episode 10

337 votes

Curb Your Enthusiasm: 8.5 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
21.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Anasazi (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Mulder receives an encrypted computer disk containing the defense department's top secret files on extraterrestrial life. (45 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 25

907 votes

The X-Files: 8.8 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
22.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Responding to a distress call on one of the Federation's outer-most colonies, the Enterprise arrives...only to find a big hole in the ground where the town used to be, and discovers the Borg are behind the attack. (44 mins.)
“ Season 3 Episode 26

801 votes

Star Trek: The Next Generation: 8.6 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
23.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Dexter visits Hannah in jail to explain why he didn't protect her and she in turn explains why she did what she did... (53 mins.)
 
24.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Family Meeting (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures... (47 mins.)
“ Season 7 Episode 13

639 votes

The Shield: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
25.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: No Rest for the Wicked (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Dean's time is up and he has to pay the Devil his due. When Lilith resurfaces in New Harmony, Indiana terrorizing a family to no end Sam, Dean, and Bobby steal Ruby's knife and confront the mother of all demons in a battle to the death. (44 mins.)
“ Season 3 Episode 16

1,055 votes

Supernatural: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
26.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
Episode: The Last One: Part 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Rachel is leaving for her job in Paris. Monica and Chandler are packing up the apartment. (22 mins.)
“ Season 10 Episode 20

1, 528 votes

Friends: 8.9 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
27.
Grey's Anatomy (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Cristina and Meredith's surgical skills are put to the ultimate test. (41 mins.)
“ Season 6 Episode 24

790 votes

Grey's Anatomy: 7.3 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
28.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
Episode: The Germans (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
A moose head to be hung, a fire drill to be conducted, and German guests are all a bit much for Basil to handle while Sybil's in hospital. (30 mins.)
“ Season 1 Episode 6

578 votes

Fawlty Towers: 9.0 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
29.
Angel (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Not Fade Away (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
In the series finale, Angel reveals that his questionable moral behavior has been part of a bigger plan:... (44 mins.)
“ Season 5 Episode 22

1,053 votes

Angel: 8.1 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
30.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Tim's world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts... (30 mins.)
“ Season 3 Episode 2

678 votes

The Office: 8.8 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
31.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Wrath of the Gods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Spartacus and a few surviving people are trapped on top of the Vesuvius volcano. Glaber and Ashur guard the entrance. (55 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 10

1,380 votes

Spartacus: vengeance: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
32.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Dean hits an emotional rock bottom after a devastating personal loss. The Yellow Eyed Demon begins a calculated strategic move to unleash the armies of hell. (44 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 22

1,361 votes

Supernatural: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
33.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Lucifer Rising (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
When the last few of the 66 Seals are broken by Lilith's minions, Sam and Dean prepare for the big and probably futile fight in very different ways... (44 mins.)
“ Season 4 Episode 22

1,002 votes

Supernatural: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
34.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Ring (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Chuck is given an opportunity to rid himself of the Intersect but will have to protect Ellie from Fulcrum on her wedding day. (43 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 22

959 votes

Chuck: 8.0 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
35.
The Mentalist (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Patrick trades Hightower's secret location to Laroche for the four remaining names on his list. The team then sets up a trap to uncover Red John's real informant, leading to a possible face-to-face showdown between Patrick and Red John. (43 mins.)
“ Season 3 Episode 24

899 votes

The Mentalist: 8.0 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
36.
Community (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
When the study group learns that there's a sinister plot behind the paintball tournament, they unite the remaining players to defeat the enemy. (22 mins.)
“ Season 2 Episode 24

941 votes

Community: 8.8 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
37.
24 (2001 TV Series)
Episode: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
After being falsely informed his daughter has been killed, the enraged Jack Bauer goes to the dock to kill the Drazens whilst the traitor at CTU tries to make a quick escape. (44 mins.)
“ Season 1 Episode 24

712 votes

24: 8.5 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
38.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
Episode: The Opposite (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
George decides to turn his life around by doing the exact opposite of what he would usually do. Elaine is having a lot of bad luck. Jerry keeps breaking even. Kramer gets the coffee table book published. (22 mins.)
“ Season 5 Episode 21

644 votes

Seinfeld: 9.0 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
39.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
With another sale on the horizon, Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them as they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don. (47 mins.)
“ Season 3 Episode 13

674 votes

Mad Men: 8.8 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
40.
Scrubs (2001 TV Series)
Episode: My Finale: Part 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.8/10 X  
J.D. continues his last day at Sacred Heart, and tries to hold out hope for a great sendoff. (22 mins.)
“ Season 8 Episode 19

1,005 votes

Scrubs: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
41.
Person of Interest (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Firewall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Reese is trapped next to a person of interest in a part of the city extremely controlled and needs the help of Finch, Fusco and Carter. (43 mins.)
“ Season 1 Episode 23

1,066 votes

Person of Interest: 8.3 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
42.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Objects in Space (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
The Alliance has placed a bounty on River Tam's head and a bounty Hunter named Jubal Early sets out... (44 mins.)
“ Season 1 Episode 14 - Not a true season finale as it was canceled early on, but it's hard not to display a little fan love.

1,521 votes

Firefly: 9.3 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
43.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Swan Song (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
With the Apocalypse looming, Sam and Dean realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever. (44 mins.)
“ Season 5 Episode 22

1,790 votes

Supernatural: 8.7 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
44.
Awake (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Turtles All the Way Down (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Michael's realities now involve memories and events before the accident and plunge him into an investigation of fellow officers... (43 mins.)
 
45.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
Episode: A Land Without Magic (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Emma and Regina are forced to work together in order to save Henry's life, while flashbacks show Charming's mission to save Snow's life after escaping from the Evil Queen. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
 
46.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
As Greg and Tamara set out to destroy Storybrooke, the inhabitants of the town race to stop the destruction, while flashbacks show Hook take Baelfire on as a crew member on his ship. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
 
47.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Till Death Do Us Part (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Gibbs and the gang continue to pursue Dearing, the explosions, and the disappearance of the director; Dearing continues to mess with Gibbs and Ryan. After another explosion and another death, disaster strikes at the Navy Yard. [Continued.] (60 mins.)
 
48.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Damned If You Do (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A familiar face defends Gibbs in Parson's investigation. While the team tries to help Gibbs, they must solve the murder of a Navy SEAL. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Grey's Anatomy (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Perfect Storm (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
As Seattle is plunged into a major storm, Meredith goes into labour. When the hospital loses power,... (41 mins.)
 
50.
Elementary (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Heroine (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
While recovering from his gun shot wounds, Holmes eschews painkillers while working on a case of a Greek shipping magnate - involving an assassination and currency manipulation - before his final showdown with Moriarty. (60 mins.)
 
51.
Scandal (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Grant: For the People (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Olivia and the team rally when Quinn finds herself in a tragic situation. (43 mins.)
 
52.
Scandal (2012 TV Series)
Episode: White Hat's Back On (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
As they get closer to uncovering the mole's identity, Olivia and her team find themselves in an increasingly dangerous situation. (43 mins.)
 
53.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
It's April 22, 2011 the day the Doctor is supposed to die but time seems to be stuck at 5:02 p.m. London... (45 mins.)
 
54.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Big Bang (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The Daleks, Cybermen and others have imprisoned in the Pandorica the most dangerous creature in the universe - the Doctor... (45 mins.)
 
55.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Journey's End (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
In the wake of Davros' threat to destroy the existence of the Universe itself, the Doctor's companions unite to stop the Dalek empire. Which one will die by the prophecies and what will the fate be for the Doctor? (45 mins.)
 
56.
Bates Motel (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Midnight (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
With Jake Abernathy expecting her to meet him at midnight with the $150,000 Norma goes to Sheriff Romero for help... (45 mins.)
 
57.
The Big C (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Taking the Plunge (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Following Marlene's death, Cathy learns Marlene left her house. At first she's willing to let her daughters... (30 mins.)
 
58.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Mission Accomplished (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top... (59 mins.)
“ Season 3 Episode 12

409 votes

The Wire: 9.5 Stars ” - OsirisWolf
 
59.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Blockheads (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
George-Michael moves to Sudden Valley in an idyllic secluded neighborhood, where unusually friendly and grabby men and an occasional woman live to avoid contact with children. Rebel's relationship with the two Michaels complicates. (22 mins.)