“OK, so I’m simply your commonplace, common, extremely good-looking, unbelievably charismatic Black dude who’s discovered a technique to truly go from broke to the Oaks with out a bounce shot, #1 hit or being Tyler Perry,” Anthony Anderson’s Dre tells us on the high of black-ish‘s final episode ever. “I’ll have grown up only a child from Compton, however now I’m dwelling the American dream.”
However that dream doesn’t look the identical to Dre because it did eight seasons in the past, and because the collection finale will get underway, he has to appropriate nosy neighbor Janine’s assumption that the transferring containers in his driveway imply that he, Bow and the children are transferring to Atlanta. He pointedly tells her that Ruby and Pops are taking off, then tries to disregard her feedback in regards to the “soiled South” and so on. “Properly, possibly I used to be dwelling the Black American dream,” he voiceovers, “as a result of stuff like this nonetheless occurs each day.”
And that will get Dre to pondering that possibly Sherman Oaks isn’t the place for him and his household anymore. “Ever since we moved in, there’s all the time been the sense that we had been oddities,” he says, getting steamed as he mulls the matter throughout a Stevens & Lido pitch assembly. His answer? Paint his home black to inform his neighbors what’s what. However Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, who occurs to be on the assembly for an ice cream firm she’s representing, wonders why he doesn’t do one thing that may make him blissful moderately than his neighbors mad.
So he brings the concept of constructing a serious change to Bow, and she or he agrees: She desires to promote the home and transfer to a Black neighborhood. “Mama was flawed!” he cries in glee. “After 20 years, you lastly discovered what to say to show me on!” she responds, laughing, as they embrace.
So that they purchase a home, Dre strikes to freelance on the advert agency (“You’ve change into one of many truest voices in my life” his boss tells him, in a uncommon second of earnestness), and all that’s left is to say goodbye to their empty home. They usually accomplish that by way of a vibrant homegoing ceremony by which the entire Johnsons (besides Devante) place a rose in a coffin that’s carried out into the road whereas the household — and, ultimately, everybody they know — dances alongside behind it.
Dre’s final voiceover notes that he and his household are dwelling his model of the American dream. After which we minimize to the Latino couple that strikes into the house the Johnsons have simply vacated. The couple observe that they, too, live the American dream… then Janine rings the doorbell, makes some casually racist remarks, and the brand new householders faux to not converse English as they push her out.
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