After three hilarious -- and all too short -- seasons, HBO’s
Getting On drew to a close on Sunday.
The series, which follows the lives of the doctors and nurses working at an
extended care medical ward, earned critical acclaim throughout its run, with Niecy
Nash’s performance as nurse Denise “DiDi” Ortley picking up a 2015 Primetime
Emmy nomination. Following Sunday’s finale, the show also picked up two 2016
Critics’ Choice Award nominations.
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An adaptation of a British series of the same name, Getting On relied on subtle humor and sharp
wit rooted in unexpected emotion that brought tears of joy and sadness. The
finale was no different as the staff -- Dr. Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf), Dawn
Forchette (Alex Borstein), Patsy De La Serda (Mel Rodriguez), and Didi -- made a
last-ditch effort to save their ward from closure. The final season also dealt with
a health crisis as Dawn went on dialysis due to kidney failure, leading to an
unexpected shift in the relationships between the nurses. Sunday’s finale
wrapped up the series in typical Getting
On fashion. SPOILER ALERT: There
were unexpected revelations -- Marguerite (Lindsey Kraft) coming out as transsexual,
Patsy seducing Dr. Ron (Grant Bowler), and Dawn crying wolf -- as well as an
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In an email conversation with creators and husbands Mark V.
Olsen and Will Scheffer, they opened up about the show’s final moments and their favorite
scenes from the season. “It really doesn’t get any better than this,” the two revealed of working on this series.