King of Queens is an American sitcom that was quite popular from the late 90s to the early 10s. This gem of a sitcom is one of the favorite sitcoms of a lot of people and is quite fondly remembered by everyone. The sitcom used to air on CBS, there is also a spin-off show that came out later. However, the show was not that successful and hence wrapped up pretty quickly. If you are into American sitcoms, then we would recommend you to go and give this show a watch. However, if you have already watched it, then you might want us to get into King of Queens ending explained.
The sitcom was released back in 1998, and gradually with time, the show gained immense popularity within the first few seasons. After that, the show has been a smooth walk and has received multiple awards and accolades. There were multiple nominations, throughout when the show was running. Hence, there is little doubt that the series could be considered an average one. To date, King of Queens still stands as one of the most popular CBS sitcoms to be aired. It was also one of the most-watched sitcoms that had managed to run for so long, till that point in time.
The King of Queens Ending Explained
The series ran for some 9 seasons, and the finale had 13 episodes. The finale ran for double episodes, and hence people were holding their breath back in 2007. The season finale left everyone shocked in the first half. Yet, in the second half things got cleared. If you have not watched the series yet, then we are warning about all the spoilers from beforehand. As we proceeded towards the finale, we got to know that Doug and Carrie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Both of them seemed to be standing at a crossway, where there seemed to be no way out. Like any marriage, they had to come to a decision. Carrie wanted to go ahead and settle in Manhattan, whereas Dough did not want to go anywhere else because his job was there.
As the arguments keep on going, we are led to believe that maybe this is the end of our favourite couple in the sitcom. Right then, they get to know that they are finally getting the baby to adopt. However, the baby is in China, and they have to go and get it. As they race towards the airport and board the plane. They come to find out that both of them are on the same plane, and finally sort everything out. They also come to know that Carrie is pregnant with another child after struggling with infertility for several years.
What happens to Arthur?
Another important question that you might have is what about Arthur? Well if you have got near the finale we get to know that Arthur is all set to get married Ava St. Clair. However, there was only one condition, and that was that the guy has to be gay. She was fed up with her failed marriages, however, she gets to know that Arthur is straight right before they get married. Therefore, he gets stood at the altar. In a desperate attempt, Arthur decides to get married to Spence Olchin’s mother. Arthur and Veronica get married the same day.
However, at the very end of the finale, we get to see one last look at our characters. We get to see them one year later. Unfortunately, we find out that Arthur and Veronica are getting a divorce, but Doug and Carrie are happily married with their two kids. This could be considered as a sort of happy ending. Though you might have loved Arthur and Veronica’s pairing perhaps it was made all the for the best.
King of Queens Cast
Those who have already watched the show will know the cast of the series way too well. For those who are willing to know, let us introduce you to the cast of King of Queens. The main character of Doug Heffernan is played by Kevin James, and Carrie Heffernan is played by Leah Remini. The other main character of the show is Arthur Spooner (by Jerry Stiller), Deacon Palmer (by Victor Williams), Spencer Olchin (by Patton Oswalt), Richard Iannucci (by Larry Romano), Daniel Heffernan (by Gary Valentine), and a lot more. Hence, if you did get any of your favourite actors in the cast, then make sure to go and watch the series as soon as possible.
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