This is the final episode of The Golden Girls ever produced. Next season, CBS would pick-up a short-lived spinoff series called The Golden Palace.
This episode, along with the first part, serves as the finale of The Golden Girls. Both parts were originally aired as one full one-hour episode, but were split into two 30-minute segments for syndicated reruns.
This episode and the first part were taped March 27, 1992.
14 years to the date after this episode aired, on May 9, 2006, the series' Season 5 DVD set was released.
27.3 million people watched this episode, making this the 10th most-viewed finale of all time at the time it aired; currently, it ranks at #17.
All of the main cast members have appeared in every episode, counting this one. The only other television series to do this is the long-running sitcom Friends
Bea Arthur improvised much of the speech between her and the other girls in this episode's final moments.
Sophia: (about Lucas) You know, I think he's just nuts enough to show up at the wedding tomorrow.
Dorothy: You're a furry little gnome and we feed you too much.
(Sophia keeps taking pictures of Dorothy and Lucas when they kiss.)
Sophia: I love watching you two kiss. That last picture came out a little blurry. It was hard to tell who was who. (to Lucas; thinking he's Dorothy) No offense, pussycat.
Lucas: "Pussycat," huh? I haven't been called that since the Navy!
Stan: You're getting married, and you couldn't give an invitation to Stanley Zbornak, the man who gave you his name?
Dorothy: I'm sorry, Stan. The list was alphabetical. The Zionists aren't speaking to me either.
Dorothy: (to the others) You will always be my sisters. Always.
The last line of the series.
Dorothy marries Lucas in a church. This is forbidden in Roman Catholicism, as she's divorced.
When Sophia mistakenly takes a picture of Rose and Blanche hugging, she is standing behind Blanche. When we see the actual picture, however, it is from the audience's viewpoint.
Rose comments on the four having been together seven years at the end of this episode. However, the season three episode "Three on a Couch" has Dorothy saying they had been together for five years by that point, meaning they lived together for two years before the start of the series, which means they spent a total of nine years together. It is entirely possible, however, that this was a shout out to the show's run.