spoils-of-babylon-finale-kristen-wiig-IFC.jpg“The Spoils of Babylon” brought its absurdly hilarious send-up of a melodrama to an end on Thursday (Feb. 6). As creator Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell) intros, “Here it is. The great opera of two lives lived in fear of their desire comes to a close.”

In the epic finale, Devon (Tobey Maguire) and Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) reunite for a picnic on the beach where they each have their own Big Carl wine glass and profess their love for one another. Cynthia tries to tell Devon that Winston (Haley Joel Osment) is his, but she cannot and instead they make passionate love in the sand.

Little do they know that at that very moment, Winston runs Marianne (Jelly Howie) down with his car and kills her. Devon comes to kill Winston and finally learns the truth about Winston’s paternity. A shoot-out ensues and Cynthia is killed, in a painfully funny death scene.

Devon kills himself that night over his grief and gets his Liberace dance scene on in heaven with Cynthia and their father. Was it a fitting end to the Funny or Die offering? Do you hope the channel brings more things like “Spoils” to life in the future?

To relive all the best moments, check out the IFC video page.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."