"At the End of the Day" it was just another Jersey Shore episode. Nothing terrible, nothing great. Anticlimactic in a sense, after all the previous 12 weeks brought us.
Season Three provided fans plenty of laughs and some interesting drama. But it was truly the season of Ronnie and Sammi arguing, arguing and arguing some more.
These are painful individuals to watch argue, too.
A girl whose one true love is the person she sees in the mirror. A guy with so little control over himself that he flies into a borderline abusive rage on a routine basis.
It's hard to pick sides, or to want it to work out. You leave each episode wanting one or both to leave the show we you can get on with ... something else. Anything.
That's why, much as we love the show, we're happy for a hiatus right now. Like Sammi and Ronnie, we just need a little distance right now. Things are too toxic.
We'd feel bad, but Ron and Sam have sapped all our emotions.
That's the enduring memory of this third season finale and the season as a whole, despite plenty of side plots and highlights each week that cracked us up to no end.
We'll never forget you, clogged toilet. Come back soon.
In addition to Ron and Sam's 219th breakup, other stuff did happen. There was an awesome family dinner and a party to end the summer. Uncle Nino was there.
Snooki uttered some quotes that made little sense, even by her standards. JWoww and Roger became exclusive and people acted like he popped the real question.
Deena realized that Vinny is kind of a jerk but was welcomed into the fold. Pauly D worked the turntables. Next season it's off to Italy for old country debauchery.
We fear for that nation and shake our heads in advance on the PR hit America will take. Follow the jump for tons of Jersey Shore quotes from the season finale ...
Snooki: Whiskey sex is the best. It's when a guy can't have sex for like five hours because he's so drunk. Or his penis is so drunk. | permalink
Snooki: Our friendship is like a roller coaster, we hook up and then we yell at each other and then we don't talk to each other for a couple days. | permalink
Sammi: So are we together or are we single? | permalink
Sammi: The way he just said it to me was kind of douchebaggy. | permalink
JWoww: I have great sex with the kid. | permalink
JWoww: I am literally head over heels. | permalink
Snooki: I'm trying to be sexy, it's not working. | permalink
Pauly: MVP's wearing plaid tonight. You know what that means. | permalink
Pauly: We treat guests with utmost respect. | permalink
Mike: Everybody's chipping in hard. | permalink
Snooki: I can do the worm pretty good. | permalink
Ronnie: I definitely regret breaking my number one rule: Never fall in love at the Jersey Shore.
Sammi: There is no Sam and Ronnie right now. I'm alone. It's not a good feeling. | permalink
Ronnie: I'm real, and you're not! F--- you, you crazy bitch!
Sammi: Don't ever talk to me or look at me every again, you f---ing idiot! My biggest regret in my life is you! | permalink
Situation: Maybe I went about somethings the wrong way ... There's pressure on all of us. | permalink
Snooki: The party get it all out freaking do everything that you can have sex with an old man and steal a plant and get arrested and then do whatever. | permalink
Ronnie: It's like, if you're gonna go do that, it's your choice. | permalink
Sammi: You're going to bed without me?
Ronnie: Yup. Bitch. | permalink
Mike: That rug reminds me of Ron and Sam's relationship. | permalink
Arvin: Sam, we made out before.
Sam: No, we haven't.
Arvin: Yeah, we have.
Sam: No, we haven't. | permalink
Snooki: If I could have Ron or Sam back next summer, I would want Ron. Don't tell her I said that. | permalink
Snooki: After I run for president, Deena is going to be vice-president. I would get $h!t done in this country. The economy would rise, everyone would be tan, and all the radios would play house music. | permalink
Sammi: So this over?
Ronnie: Yeah. | permalink
Ronnie: I think I need my space right now | permalink
Sammi: You're my best friend. You're the only one who makes laugh, cry, be happy, sad, miserable, excited. You're the only one who does that. | permalink