Sunday (May 3) night's "Last Man on Earth" finale brought Will Forte's Phil Miller full circle, which has been a long, 13-episode process.
First he was the last person on Earth.
Then Carol arrived and he was just the last man on Earth.
Then Todd came and he wasn't even the last man on Earth.
Then there were more people and soon he wasn't even the last Phil Miller on Earth.
Over 13 episodes, Phil went from alone, to living what he thought was the dream, to realizing his dream was a nightmare and, by the finale, he was sent packing by the community that he brought together and he was, briefly, isolated again before Carol look pity on him.
And, at the very end of the episode, Phil Miller was going off to a different location with the woman he thinks he loves for now, but we discovered that he isn't the only member of his family alive and his brother (Jason Sudeikis, whose picture appeared in the pilot) is "The Last Man in Space," which would be a cool spinoff except that Sudekis is really busy.
Earlier this week, I watched the "Last Man on Earth" season finale and I sat down for a few minutes with creator/producer/star Forte to discuss the arc of the season and what the outer space climax meant going forward. We also talked about Phil's development and the midseason lull in which some viewers turned on the character.
Click through for the full Q&A.