When Daria's psychologist is explaining the Rorschach test, she mentions a "herd of beautiful, wild ponies running free across the plains" which is a reference to the very first Daria episode, where she says the same thing. See more »
Daria, you can't spend the rest of your life in there.
I can once they put in my high-speed internet connection.
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When the Morgendorffers get a new fridge Helen is somewhat annoyed that the deliveryman left the cardboard box in came in, in the garden; Daria has an altogether different reaction; she is reminded of an almost forgotten event in her childhood that also involved a refrigerator box. It was so long ago she isn't sure if it is even a real memory and her mother has no recollection of it. It has clearly had an effect on her though as she refuses to through the box away and eventually ends up sitting in it refusing to come out. Surprisingly Quinn remembers the events that were troubling Daria. Things aren't made any easier by the fact that Tom is away.
This certainly doesn't feel like the final episode of the series; one would expect that to involve finishing school or at least end on a high note... it rather suits the series that it actually ends with a very downbeat episode. Daria has always been a bit of an outsider but until now she has never come across as depressed. As we learn more about what she is remembering the more depressing things get; thankfully by the end things get sorted although not before she almost has a traffic accident and had a good talk with her friend Jane. The fact that the episode is fairly downbeat doesn't mean it is entirely devoid of laughs; the final scene where Daria and Jane show prospective pupils round the school was particularly funny.
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