The Game is officially coming to an end, and it feels like its finally just beginning again. The people behind the scenes answered our prayers and have brought Melanie and Derwin Davis, played by Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall respectively, back for the series finale.
The Game was a show centered around how the football world affected Joan Clayton’s (of Girlfriends) cousin, Melanie Barnett, and her boyfriend Derwin Davis, but it was also about the women behind the players.
The pitch was simple… Fun fact it took 7 minutes to pitch over the phone. It was "the women behind the men of football." Those women are aka #Sunbeams aka #Melanie #Kelly and #Tasha… Thank you @meloshots for capturing this moment of me watching @tiadmowry @iambdaniel @iamwendyraquel reunite… If folks only knew what it took to get the original #Sunbeams back together… Look at my face– I'm beaming… The sisterhood that began it all are finally back together again. #SunbeamsForLife The march down the field to victory begins… #boomboomclap #TheGame #SeriesFinale #147 #LeaveItAllOnTheField
The Game has been killing the television scene since 2006. It almost had a ten year run. Even though the show has changed, it’s still sad to think that such a legendary and loved show is going off the air.
The beloved Melanie and Derwin exited the show as regulars at the end of season of 5. Watch their last scene below:
It’s great that they are coming back, but it would’ve been so much better if they could’ve returned before the series finale. It’s been years since the boys or the original Sunbeams have all been together, and it would’ve been nice to see the dynamic play out for more than a hour.
One thing is for certain, the ratings for the finale episode are going to be through the roof. Hopefully the interactions between the original stars will be enough to get a TV Movie. There are still so many things to wrap up.
Who can forget when Melanie found Derwin cheated and “Irreplaceable” started playing? Who can forget when Tasha and Malik danced at Malik’s fake wedding reception? Who can forget when Kelly and Jason finally got divorced and Kelly dropped the steroid’s bomb? Who can forget every single time Tee Tee was hilarious?
It’s so crazy to think that it’s over. Don’t forget that there are also new characters to look at. Brandy’s character Chardonnay was a great fit for the show. Reportedly she’s changed since her entrance into the show, but she was a great add, and hopefully the series finale will leave her in a better place than the season 7 finale. And who knows what will happen with Blue and Keira.
Even though it’s time, it’s hard to say goodbye.
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