Charlie Sheen Responds to Being Slammed on Two and a Half Men Series Finale
The series finale episode of Two and a Half Men starring
Charlie Sheen Ashton Kutcher appeared on CBS on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
With millions of fans wondering if Charlie Sheen would return for the series finale, the producer Chuck Lorre, used Sheen as the topic for the last episode, mocking him the entire time. While viewers may have found the episode hysterical, Charlie Sheen probably didn’t.
The premise of the series finale was that Charlie Sheen’s character Charlie Harper was still alive, despite being hit by a train. When Sheen left the show,following what appeared to be a breakdown of sorts (but may have just been a fall off the cliff of sobriety), he was killed off, making everyone wonder how his character could make a graceful comeback.
The series finale, called “Of Course He’s Dead,” began with a flashback to Charlie’s funeral four years ago, before returning to 2015, where Alan received a letter addressed to Charlie that revealed there was $2.5 million in unclaimed music royalties tied to Charlie’s name. In order to the claim the money as Charlie’s next of kin, Alan had to prove his brother was really dead. While this should have been an easy task, Alan couldn’t find Charlie’s death certificate and there was no body since Charlie was hit by a train.
While we see Alan searching for the death certificate, we also see Rose delivering food and clothing to a prisoner in a makeshift dungeon. Rose was Charlie’s stalker, who later became involved with him romantically. Is it really possible that Charlie is still alive? Since Rose was the only person to “witness” Charlie’s death in France and he was caught cheating on her – it makes sense that Charlie could really be alive.
The person who Rose had kept hidden had managed to escape, at the same time Alan receives a threatening text message and a package of things only Charlie would like, and then found out the $2.5 million had been transferred to an account in the Cayman islands. This leaves Alan wondering if it is possible that Charlie Harper is alive.
We also see Charlie’s daughter Jenny and his exes receiving checks and apology letters. Rose finally revealed to Alan that Charlie was still alive. We then see an animated flashback featuring a likeness of Sheen and Rose recounting the actual events that took place in Paris. Rose revealed she wanted revenge for Charlie’s cheating ways when she decided to kidnap him and hold him hostage in her home for the last four years. Until he escaped.
Alan receives another threatening message, believed to be from Charlie seeking revenge, and heads to the police for help. The police claim to have found Charlie but actually found someone else, played by Christian Slater.
Believing Charlie has been captured, Alan and Walden celebrated,just as Charlie walked up to the family house where a piano was dropped on his head, killing him. The camera then showed Lorre in a director’s chair, and he looked right into the camera and said Sheen’s catchphrase “winning,” before a piano fell and smashed him to bits, too.
Lorre explained the reason Sheen did not appear in the episode,
“I know a lot of you might be disappointed that you didn’t get to see Charlie Sheen in tonight’s finale. For the record he was offered a role. Our idea was to haves him walk up to the front door in the last scene, ring the doorbell, then turn, look directly into the camera and go off on a maniacal rant about the dangers of drug abuse. He would then explain that these dangers only apply to average people. That he was far from average. He was a ninja warrior from Mars. He was invincible. And then we would drop a piano on him. We thought it was funny. He didn’t.”
Sheen had a different idea and wanted more of a happily ever after final scene where “they would write a heart-warming scene that would set up his return to primetime TV in a new sitcom called The Harpers starring him and Jon Cryer” Lorre said, “We thought that was funny too.”
Sheen responded to his absence – find out what he had to say on the next page.