The final episode of GUIDING LIGHT has aired for part of the country. I would recommend not reading ahead or reading spoilers. I'll share my thoughts after the jump. Let us know what you thought of the finale.
This was the happy ending I always prefer when a soap goes off the air. The first part of the show set up what was to come a year later. The show ended a year from now as Rick and Mindy prepared to get married, Remy and Christina had their baby (after their third wedding) with them as did Frank, Natalia and Olivia (Francesca). Beth and Phillip, Olivia nad Natalia, and Frank and Blake (who met on a blind date in the park) were together and happy. Fletcher and Alexandra took off to tour the world. Danny, Michelle and Mindy had all moved back to Springfield. Ashlee and Daisy had gone off to college. They returned a year later as did Rafe, on leave from the military.
Ed and Holly got their happy ending on Thursday's show. I don't recall seeing Vanessa on the finale but it seems recently married Billy and Vanessa, and Buzz and Lillian are still going strong.
The grand finale question was whether Reva would meet Josh at the lighthouse a year later and want to be together. After a year passed, Josh waited and Reva (with Colin) arrived. She was ready to be with him, "Always." Reva and Josh drove off together with the lighthouse in the background. I was crying as they drove away and the show flashed a "The End" title over the closing shot.
Thank you, GUIDING LIGHT, for 72 wonderful years.