How Did ‘American Dreams’ Really End?


So many television reunions took place at the ATX Television Festival over the weekend, with a very special one coming from the cast of American Dreams! The series abruptly ended back in 2005, but luckily fans got the chance to see the cast reunite during their panel. Not to mention, the audience finally got to check out (for the first time ever!) the ending of the series! In a huge surprise, fans got the extra treat in watching how Meg and the rest of the Pryor family turned out with the never-before-seen 10-minute footage.

So, what would the finale have looked like? Taking place three years later, Meg (Brittany Snow) returns after running off with Chris (Milo Ventimiglia) and reveals she’ll be attending Woodstock with Sam (Arlen Escarpeta) and (Roxanne (Vanessa Lengies), who just so happens to be married to Luke (Jamie Elman) with a kid in New York.

But the tears come a bit later.

Meg eventually ends up back at her childhood home to see JJ (Will Estes) and Beth’s (Rachel Boston) child, Trip, playing in the backyard. Her dad Jack (Tom Verica) comes out and after some hesitation asks if she’s hungry. She  walks in to hug her mother with the radio blaring in the background. A clip from Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon can be heard before the credits roll.

With an ending like that, fans will probably question all over again why such a show had to say such a premature goodbye.



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