‘Last Man Standing’: Tim Allen’s Mike Baxter Parts with an Iconic Possession in Final Episode of Show

by Evan Reier

It’s a sad time in entertainment, as the clock is ticking on one of the past decade’s best sitcoms, Last Man Standing.

May 20 marks the final episode of the long-running show, which has seen a lot over the years. From first airing on ABC to its revival on FOX and a multitude of cast members leaving and coming in, it’s hard to believe the Baxter family’s story is coming to an end.

The ninth and final season has featured many a send-off and has tied up several loose ends. The fate of Mike’s Outdoor Man, an incredible crossover with Home Improvement’s Tim Taylor and more have all been featured.

Here comes spoilers and details about the final two episodes of Last Man Standing.

Now, the show will be having a funeral for a friend. The friend being Mike Baxter’s beloved truck. According to TVLine, the ever-present project and dream of the Tim Allen character isn’t getting a happy ending. But before that, “Baxter Boot Camp” will hit on some other areas.

The first episode of the two-part send-off will feature topics like Mike and Kristin addressing work and life. On top of that, Vanessa, Mandy and Jen will learn a thing or two about camping, and Ed and Kyle will talk about heaven.

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The second and actual final episode will be based on a pretty huge windfall for Mike Baxter. As mentioned, the episode titled, “Keep on Truckin'” will center around a memorial service for the truck.

The Last Man Standing protagonist has been working on his beloved automobile for near 10 years. So when it is stolen just after he completes his work, it marks as a huge blow to Mike. However, one can bet that there will be more developments than what’s out there.

The episode marks the return of Eve as well, who has shown up sparingly since her departure in Season 6. The cast will gather for an “emotional goodbye,” per TVLine.

Back in October, Tim Allen addressed the final season with a gracious attitude.

“I’ve been one lucky dude,” Allen said. “I so appreciate the incredible support from our fans over this near decade of work… I admire and feel grateful for all the hard work our wonderful cast and crew have done. We had all considered to end the show after last season, but together with Fox, we decided to add a year so we could produce a full season to create the gentle and fun goodbye.”