The only other major change to a character is Jim becoming a millionaire after his father passes away. He buys Mario's, the bar he and his friends hang out at, and gives everyone $1,000 so they can give it to someone in need.
Many episodes feature people from the characters' past. Emily (Andrea Marcovicci), the woman who Louie threw away his relationship with Zena (Rhea Pearlman) for only to be dumped by her, comes back into his life. Zena also returns, but it's not to ask Louie back as he expects, but to announce her wedding. Alex's ex-wife (Louise Lasser) comes back into his life and so does his dog, Buddy. When Tony's Dad, Angie (Donnelly Rhodes), appears, he says he saw the guys six months previous, but it's his only time on the series according to IMDB. Alex is attracted to an old friend of Jim's and Elaine falls Zimka's cousin, a monk from Caspiar who is on a week-long break from his vows.
While the show is consistently laugh-out funny, as the studio audience frequently demonstrates, there are many touching moments as well. From Jim dealing with the loss of his father to Louie admitting to Zena she was the one who got away, the writers show they are also quite adept at drama.
Unfortunately, the series ended without any resolution to the characters' stories. Another disappointing aspect to this release is the liner notes claim of special features, but CBS/Paramount doesn’t understand episodic promos don't count.
Sitcoms lovers will "veddy much" want to add Taxi – The Final Season to their collection.