“Now this is a present from the heart,” lauds “Last Man Standing” on their official Twitter Monday. Within, the show features a clip from their final season that fans won’t want to miss.
“Happy anniversary, blah blah, blah blah blah,” Tim Allen‘s Mike Baxter lauds to his longtime friend and partner, Ed Alzate (Hector Elizondo). The two have been through hell and back on their “Outdoor Man” journey together, and fans have been along for the ride for a decade now.
In the spirit of this, Tuesday’s clip shows Mike give a rather out-of-character gift. Which means, of course, it’s quite sentimental. Or as “Last Man Standing” puts it: “Now that is a [gift emoji] from the [heart emoji].”
A+ for emoji usage to their social media team. As for said gift, “It’s a check…” Ed says with a lump in his throat. Chuck (Jonathan Adams) and Joe (Jay Leno) are, of course, on-hand for the gifting, too.
“When I started Outdoor Man, things were… slow,” Ed tells his cohorts. “Mikey wanted to be my partner. And he was the smartest, hardest working man I’d ever met… So I said yes.”
Invested yet? Of course you are! Why else would you be here? As a result, we won’t spoil the rest of this great scene for you. Watch the full clip below courtesy of “Last Man Standing”s Twitter below:
‘Last Man Standing’ Ups the Ante For Final Season
Through many scenes as equally touching as this one, “Last Man Standing” has truly upped their game for their 9th and final season. For one, the show was finally able to bring live audiences back, something star Tim Allen had been very vocal about missing.
In addition, Season 9 has seen the highly-anticipated return of Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter. So far, it has been well worth the wait for fans of Tim Allen’s long-running sitcom.
Ever since ‘Last Man Standing’ came back on Fox, Mike Baxter’s daughter Eve has been noticeably absent. With Kaitlyn Dever’s film career taking off, the show seemed low priority for the actor. Her character’s only recent appearance came with the Season 9 premiere, “Time Flies,” in which Dever briefly resumed her role via an in-show Zoom call.
As of the latest episodes, however, Eve Baxter is back alongside a live audience, and her work family is ecstatic over both. In ‘Last Man Standing’s April 8 episode, “The Two Nieces of Eve,” Eve makes her first on-camera appearance in years, something fans have been hoping for, to say the least.