Presenting: Dr. Erica
Every show comes to an end, whether we like it or not: Friends ended with crying, Will and Grace ended with crying (NBC Thursdays tend to be big cry fests) and, yep, Being Erica ended with crying—lots of it. Erica begins the episode talking about endings, and how every beginning has an end. We’ve learned that Dr. Tom will be unable to see Erica once he retires from his practice, but he has yet to tell Erica, and in this final episode, titled “Dr. Erica,” we witness Dr. Tom battling between resuming his duties as super-doctor and living out his life with Amanda. Of course, this inner battle comes as a result of Erica’s sadness, who has a constipated look on her face for almost the entire episode (we get it, she’s sad—we’re sad, too). In a moment of epiphany, which arises from a Dr. Naadiah intervention, Erica realizes that “the only constant is change” and that convincing Dr. Tom to stick around is actually likely to hurt him. This episode is a whirlwind, as you can imagine, so look forward to the return of Leo, tears, Dr. Erica’s fabulously appointed office, more tears and an adorable pug (which is really just an excuse to include Brent and Julianne in the finale). Here, our recap of Erica’s final CBC-televised jaunt through the time-space continuum.
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