Cheers: Season 6, Episode 25

Backseat Becky, Up Front (5 May 1988)

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Evan Drake wants to speak to Rebecca about something important. She thinks it is finally to tell her that he loves her. In her mind, all the signs are there: since his divorce, he has had ... See full summary »

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Evan Drake wants to speak to Rebecca about something important. She thinks it is finally to tell her that he loves her. In her mind, all the signs are there: since his divorce, he has had many of his business meals at Melville's so that he can be close to her, and he is currently in her office using her phone with his mouth inches away from where her own mouth is so often. He however tells her that he has accepted a job to take over the corporation's Japanese division and is off to Japan for good that evening. She is devastated. Sam feels that she needs to tell Drake how she feels before he takes off, or else she'll be in romantic limbo for the rest of her life. Sam even plans a party for Drake to give her such an opportunity. Opportunity after opportunity fails that evening for Rebecca to tell him what she wants, but as she finagles her way to drive him to the airport... What Rebecca does end up saying places a kibosh on Sam's own plans with Rebecca. Written by Huggo

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[Sam talks about throwing a bon voyage party for Evan Drake, who is taking a job in Japan]
Sam Malone: I'll make it a Japanese theme. Yeah, yeah. We'll have chips and cheese.
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29 April 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

"Look who just slithered in: The Corporate Cobras featuring Evan "The Snake" Drake."

Only the great John Ratzenberger could take a line like that and make it unbelievably hilarious. God bless Cliff... This episode feels like the writers suddenly realized: "Whoa! It's Season Finale time and we haven't wrapped up Rebecca's romantic plot line!" The episode feels rushed and cobbled together, but it's still a winner.

Rebecca is finally forced to express her feelings for Mr. Drake when he is suddenly transferred to Japan. Tom Skerritt plays it perfectly as the man who knows about Rebecca's crush but wants to spare her the humiliation and pain of the inevitable rejection. Season Six ends with even more broad sight gags as Sam locks Evan's chauffeur in the Topcoat Closet and Rebecca hijacks and crashes his limousine. Somehow it all works, especially Kirstie Alley's confession afterward: "If only I'd just resisted arrest and he shot me dead..."

It was very wise of the producers to refrain from a season-ending cliff-hanger... the series was still rebooting and it's nice to end this transitional period with a period instead of a question mark. Cheers would be back in Season Seven and find new life with a new style, but this episode was a fitting finale for a shaky season.

GRADE: B+


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