The moment that fans have been waiting for has finally arrived: In the American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior season 3 finale, Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. met face-to-face to put to rest the conflict that has been going on between them for the past few years. Now that everything has been revealed on camera, is it possible that Senior and Junior are going to build a bike together?
It's not exactly the outcome one expected to see from this last-minute meeting - the final moments of the finale revealed an interesting meeting between Paul Jr. and Paul Sr., where both revealed the intricate details of their conflict and what actually occurred between the estranged father and son.
It had both of them attempting to figure out what they are looking for out of their relationship, with much of the conversation focused on Paul Jr. believing that his father misunderstood what occurring in the previous, off camera, meeting.
As the conversation escalated, both Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. brought up hurt feelings from broken promises and bad mouthing. When the meeting ended, Senior and Junior's relationship was not resolved.
Additionally, the moment that fans thought would never happen finally came to pass: Mikey has left the series. Hinting at his intentions over the past few episode, Mikey's decision to leave the series (in hopes of bettering his relationship with his father) was met with much disbelief from series fans. That being said, one can't deny that seeing him say goodbye to everyone wasn't at least a little bit emotional.
Now that Mikey has made the decision to officially leave the series, one has to wonder how (or if) the dynamic of the show will be changed - and for better or worse. Though not as involved with the bike builds as he (somewhat) used to be, Mikey's inclusion in the series always helped keep the series grounded – and oftentimes light-hearted.
Ending the season on a cliffhanger, Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. were on the phone together, discussing their next project. As the episode came to a close, viewers were waiting to find out whether or not Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. will be building a bike together.
Whether or not that actually happens still remains to be seen, but it will certainly be interesting to see what happens next season. With many fans looking for more bike building and less family drama, perhaps a change in the series will be welcomed. Of course, one does have to wonder how many people will have a hard to believing that these two would ever build a bike together.
American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior airs Mondays @10pm on Discovery
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