Best Series Finales

These are my favorite series and all these episodes are in order. These are the finales that I gave an 8.0 rating and above to. I've seen every episode of these shows and I highly recommend them regardless of a disappointing finale. :)
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1.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Everyone's Waiting (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay... (55 mins.)
“ 10/10

I won't spoil anything, but I doubt there will ever be a finale that could top this. My personal favorite episode of television. ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
2.
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.)
“ 10/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
3.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: -30- (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt. (59 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
4.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Victory (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus. (55 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
5.
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.)
“ 10/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
6.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
Episode: The Wrath of the Lamb (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.8/10 X  
Will hatches a cunning plot to slay Francis Dolarhyde, using Hannibal Lecter in his ploy. Bedelia voices concern about the perilous plan as Will continues his game with Hannibal, though Will may have to face his darkest fears. (44 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
7.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The End (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Locke searches for Desmond to achieve his goal of destroying the island. Jack, the newly-appointed "protector" of the island, sets out to stop him. In Los Angeles, the survivors slowly reunite and recall their island experiences. (44 mins.)
“ 9.5/10

I know that this finale gets a lot of hate, but I really liked it. Even though they left some unanswered questions, I enjoyed the finale for what it was. I found it very emotional, not in the sense that I cried, but it prioritized it's characters over the island mystery and for me, it really worked. ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
8.
Friday Night Lights (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Always (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
With the decision to close the East Dillon Football program speculation runs wild on two fronts. Will... (44 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
9.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
Episode: One Last Ride: Part 2 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Leslie and Ben both receive offers to run for governor of Indiana in 2025. But before they decide on which person will take the offer, Ben has one final surprise for Leslie. (22 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
10.
Person of Interest (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Return 0 (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind. (43 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
11.
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.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
12.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon's Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning... (44 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
13.
Carnivàle (2003 TV Series)
Episode: New Canaan, CA (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
In the cliff-hanging season finale, Samson devises a grand plan by scheming with Ben, Jones, and the... (55 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
14.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Chosen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
After killing Caleb, Buffy conceives a plan to defeat the First once and for all. Willow invokes a magic... (44 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
15.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Objects in Space (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
River has a daydream and holds one of Jayne's weapon believing it was a tree branch; suddenly she awakes and sees Mal and the crew scary... (44 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
16.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Felina (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque. (49 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
17.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Liz is dealing with being a stay-at-home mom while Jack tries to find true happiness. Kenneth and Tracy are both adjusting to Kenneth's new position as President of NBC. (22 mins.)
“ 9.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
18.
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.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
19.
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.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
20.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: The Promise (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Raylan is captured by the authorities, but Art reluctantly lets him go and puts him back on the case. Avery gets to Ava and questions her about his missing money, but she winds up leading Boyd straight to them. (44 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
21.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Person to Person (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan. (47 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
22.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
Episode: An Enemy of Fate (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
As the Observers close in, Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan, but one obstacle after another hinders their progress. (46 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
23.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Eden (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Linden and Holder's partnership spirals out of control as they are confronted with the shocking truth behind the Stansbury murders. (45 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
24.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
In the series finale, following his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Marc Antony... (90 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
25.
Community (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
As their sixth year at Greendale draws to a close, Abed asks everyone to imagine pitching a TV show about what they would do in season seven. (22 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
26.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Andy is unhappy with the fame he has achieved. When a new agent approaches him, Andy fires Darren and quits 'When The Whistle Blows'... (30 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
27.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Finale (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
One year later, Dunder Mifflin employees past and present reunite for a panel discussion about the documentary and to attend Dwight and Angela's wedding. (22 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
28.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Discos and Dragons (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Nick explores disco, Lindsay listens to the Grateful Dead, and Daniel tries something new. What's cool? Friendship. (44 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
29.
Banshee (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Requiem (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Proctor has to deal with an angry brotherhood, Calvin faces Kurt, while Hood and Veronica come to a big realization. (60 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
30.
Rectify (2013 TV Series)
Episode: All I'm Sayin' (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Daniel begins to appreciate his progress as he realizes what his new life may look like. The old life is quickly disappearing for Teddy... (60 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
31.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Election day arrives, Hearst has his revenge, Sol and Trixie have it out, and Tolliver releases rage at his impotence. (55 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
32.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
But You Don't Do That Anymore (60 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
33.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
Episode: Points (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
As the Germans surrender, it appears that that the hard days for Easy Company are over as they are stationed in Austria. But they soon learn that those solders without enough service points will be sent to fight in Japan. (594 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
34.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Made in America (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Tony and his family has to stay in hiding until Phil Leotardo is dealt with. His family don't like the lifestyle they've been forced to adopt. AJ and Meadow move onto the next step in their lives. Tony confronts sees one last time. (55 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
35.
Smallville (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Finale (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The story of Clark Kent culminates in this two-hour series finale as Clark takes the last step to becoming the Man of Steel. (60 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
36.
Nikita (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Canceled (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Frustrated that MDK is still active, Nikita decides to end it her way. Leaving Michael and the team behind... (60 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
37.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Eldorado (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Nucky visits Gillian, Luciano and Lansky deal with Narcisse and young Nucky faces a turning point. In Chicago, Capone prepares to face trial and in New York Margaret becomes a stock operator a la Joe Kennedy. Scores are made and settled. (55 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
38.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Leaves (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Tim, Daisy, Mike and Brian go into panic mode and try to find Marsha to get her to come back after they find out that she's selling the flat... (25 mins.)
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
39.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A year or so after she's left the Party Down team, Constance hires them to cater her wedding to the wealthy Alex Rocco... (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
“ 9.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
40.
Penny Dreadful (2014 TV Series)
Episode: The Blessed Dark (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sir Malcolm and his allies battle the fiend laying claim to Vanessa, the Creature faces a baleful demand, and Ethan makes a heartrending choice. (60 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
41.
Dollhouse (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Epitaph Two: Return (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In the year 2020, events finally come full-circle as Echo and the few surviving Dollhouse staff struggle... (44 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
42.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
Episode: I Was Feeling Epic (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle. (43 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
43.
Sons of Anarchy (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Papa's Goods (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
SAMCRO president Jax Teller takes the final steps towards fulfilling his father's legacy. (45 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
44.
Pushing Daisies (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Kerplunk (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
One-half of Vivian and Lily's old rival synchronized swimming team is eaten by a shark during a show, which provides Vivian and Lily with an opportunity to revive their career. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
45.
Masters of Sex (2013 TV Series)
Episode: The Eyes of God (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Masters and Johnson work to save the practice from disintegrating in the face of insurrection within the clinic. As everyone in their lives either moves on or falls away, Bill and Virginia find solace in one another. (60 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
46.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Tomorrow (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Santos and his staff prepare for the inauguration as Bartlet and his team look back on their years in the White House. Series Finale. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
47.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Everybody Dies (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Treating a drug addict patient results in House examining his life, his future and confronting his own personal demons. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
48.
In Treatment (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Adele: Week Seven (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Blaming Adele for his recent setbacks with patients, Paul contemplates the future of his therapy and his practice. (25 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
49.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
The team looks forward as they mourn the loss of a coworker. (55 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
50.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Christmas Special (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two-hour Christmas special and the series finale. Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult. (58 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
51.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Grace (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The day finally comes, can Marcy and Charlie go through with Stu's offer? Hank confronts his feelings about Becca's wedding and makes the difficult choice between spending his future with Julia or Karen. (28 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
52.
Strike Back (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #5.10 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
A group of mercenaries led by Faber and Mason, pursue Scott and Stonebridge as they seek payback. (45 mins.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
53.
Agent Carter (2015 TV Series)
Episode: Hollywood Ending (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Peggy needs Howard Stark to eliminate Zero Matter as they are faced with a mission none of them could come back. (42 mins.)
“ 8.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
54.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
Episode: The Finale (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After George and Jerry land a production deal with NBC, the four head out for Paris on NBC's private plane and are waylaid in a small Massachusetts town. (22 mins.)
“ 8.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
55.
Oz (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Exeunt Omnes (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Querns is appointed the new warden of Oz. Murphy attempts to get famous for a day. Tim tries to change the mindset of Said's murderer. Cyril is finally executed. Keller brings Tobias back to Oz for good. (55 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
“ 8.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
56.
The Good Wife (2009 TV Series)
Episode: End (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Peter has little time left to make a plea deal before the jury comes back with a verdict. Meanwhile, Alicia must decide whether her future is with Peter or with Jason, and she channels the ghost of Will Gardner to help make a decision. (43 mins.)
“ 8.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
57.
Coupling (2000 TV Series)
Episode: 9½ Months (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Susan is in labor, and Steve is now remembering the events of that night. Patrick and Sally are having... (30 mins.)
“ 8.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog
 
58.
Entourage (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The End (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
(Series Finale) After a first date, Vince pulls out all the stops for Sophia. Ari and Mrs. Ari take a step forward, and a step back, at therapy. Drama, Turtle and Vince try to convince Sloan to give Eric another chance. (28 mins.)
“ 8.0/10 ” - dogdawgdogdawgdog