No guests, no giveaways, just Oprah Winfrey. For her final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show today, the host made it an intimate affair by just talking to her viewers and reflecting on the past 25 years.
“I won’t say goodbye, I’ll just say until we meet again,” Oprah said on the show (via The Associated Press), which airs today.
“Twenty-five years and I’m still saying, ‘Thank you America,’ ” she said. “Thank you so much. There are no words to match this moment.”
The final episode was taped in Chicago on Tuesday and audience member Wanda Nash, of Chicago, told Today it was the perfect a farewell episode.
“When she came out, her appearance, the way she stepped on stage and the message she brought [was] about finding yourself, your purpose,” Wanda explained. “It was all about Oprah.”
Sharon Evans, another audience member said, “She was very subdued today and I appreciated that she was taking that last hour not to showcase any celebrities or favorite things. It was truly what she said, a love letter to us.”
In the audience were Tyler Perry, Maria Shriver, Suze Orman and Cicely Tyson watching in support.
The final shot of the show was Oprah walking away with her cocker spaniel, Sadie.