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On the season finale of The Big C...

- Rebecca tells Sean she's pregnant. He freaks out at first, but eventually seems open to raising the child with her. After Cathy gives him Marlene's house - which she left to her neighbor in her will and which Cathy was willing to give to Marlene's kids, until they were ungrateful and un-sentimental - he showers and visits Rebecca and says they should raise the baby together.

- Cathy and Paul are forced to tell Adam about her cancer. That's because she's chosen to undergo a dangerous treatment, one that could kill her on the table and will definitely leave her in poor shape as it's going on. But Cathy is suddenly inspired to fight her ailment and do whatever possible to hang out.

Adam doesn't really have a reaction to this news at first, but he later finds a storage unit key inside his mom's purse. He goes to the facility and finds a new car, along with dozens of presents. They are all addressed to him for various reason (i.e. 18th birthday, college graduation, etc.) and from his mother. At this, Adam (and yours truly) breaks down.

- We conclude the episode with Cathy undergoing her first round of treatment. She seems to see white light and viewers then see this character in a swimming pool. Marlene is also there, dancing the polka. Cathy smiles, and the screen fades out.

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I am 40 and had overian cancer and I can really relate to this show.... Best show on t.v. I am either laughing hard or crying while watching it. truely love it

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The last song was lullabye by Sia

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I love this show. My kids and I watch it together.

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To mjl, the song at the end was "Lullaby" by Sia.

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Like several others, I interpreted the "white light" as signifying Cathy's death, I thought that was it. And like many of you, I bawled like a baby when Adam found the gifts, and when Cathy saw Marlene. My other favorite episode was the one where Marlene said she prayed that Eddie would be there to greet her on the other side "and that it won't hurt" to get there. Also the scene in the church, Cathy's many tender moments with Idris Elba, another great British actor; really, just everything. This show touched me in a very special way. I, too, would be fine with it being over, but I'll bet it's just as good next year.

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I was blown away by the last episode. It seemed to resolve enough of the plot to make me OK with the way it ended. I am not sure how the writers will be able to top this next season... I ahev grown so attached to the cast and would love, love, love to see more; however, I would have been OK with the show ending like this. I have thoroughly enjoyed the season's run. I too broke down with Adam when he went into the storage locker filled with future gifts... That little dude was not acting!!!

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I am headed out to watch this ON DEMAND. This series is my little nugget of sad, sweet joy each week. A horrible subject matter has been turned into a journey for all of us to take along with Cathy. She has made me laugh, and cry too often, with her wild and wonderful ways of "not handling" her disease. Along with "In Treatment" On HBO, this is some of the best writing and acting I have ever seen anywhere. I will just have to continue with the hope that next season will be even better in content(how is that possible?)and I will return looking forward to Cathy and gang dealing each day with what they face as a challenge and a choice. ;)

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I too felt like episode 13 of "the big c" could have been it's last. The final episode seemed to capture so much of the "after cancer" effects on Cathy and her family, I felt like it had ended. The bright lights, the tranquility, and the anguish all tugged at my emotions. When the screen went white, it seemed as if Kathy was leaving our world and entering another. My interpretation of the final episode was that she had died while receiving the chemo. It was only after reading there would be a second season, did I have to rethink the ending. Did anyone else think she had died?

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Best series. Everyone is sooo terrific and believable. Can't wait for it to return.

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LOVED IT!!!!! Can't wait til next season. This is by far the best series to come on TV in years! Maybe forever!