Still a bachelor after breaking up with his fiancée a scant few moments before his wedding, Philadelphia émigré Will Smith (played, of course, by Will Smith) returns to the bosom of his wealthy California relations as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air enters its sixth and final season. Even though the basic "culture clash" premise was still intact, at this point, nothing Will could do can shock his prosperous and mildly pompous uncle Philip (James Avery) nor his serenely sensible aunt Vivian (Daphne Maxwell Reid). Similarly, Will no longer pokes fun at his relatives occasional haughty airs -- in fact he rather enjoys their pretensions and sometimes embraces them himself. As for the rest of the Bankses, college student Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) is well on his way to full-time political conservatism, Hilary (Karyn Parsons) is not as much of a spoiled brat as in earlier seasons, Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) continues pursuing a singing career, and youngest child Nicholas (Ross Bagley) is -- well, youngest child Nicholas. The series' final two-part episode found Philip Banks deciding to put the mansion up for sale. Among the prospective buyers are several blasts from sitcoms past including Diff'rent Strokes' Conrad Bain and Gary Coleman, and Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, and Marla Gibbs from The Jeffersons. But does this finale mean that Will himself will pull up stakes and return to West Philly? Tune in and see!
by Hal Erickson synopsis