Netflix has just premiered the final episodes of the fifth and final season of Fuller House, finally revealing the storyline explanation for Aunt Becky's absence. As most of us know, Becky had to be written out of the series ahead of season five when actress Lori Loughlin and her husband had gotten caught up in the infamous college admissions scandal of 2019. In addition to losing her When Calls the Heart job at Hallmark, Loughlin was also given the boot by Netflix, leaving it up to the writers to get creative as to why Jesse's wife was no longer in the picture.
In the fifteenth episode of the season, titled "Be Yourself, Free Yourself," John Stamos appears as Jesse, though he's obviously not with his wife with whom he's been married since the early years of Full House. In the episode, Jesse approaches D.J. with a plan to find out which child has been biting his daughter at school, and D.J. asks if Jesse should first get Becky's approval. "Aunt Becky is in Nebraska helping out her mother. I don't want to bother her with a tiny little thing like this," Jesse states. "Right, because she'd tell you not to do what you're about to do," D.J. responds, prompting Jesse to quip back, "Exactly!"
Also featured in the final episodes of Fuller House is one last dig at the Olsen Twins. When Fuller House first premiered on Netflix in 2015, nearly every cast member from Full House appeared in the first episode. Notably missing was Michelle Tanner, as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen declined to reprise the role the two shared as a child for the revival series. Candace Cameron Bure had since suggested that the Fuller House team had given up long ago on trying to talk the Olsens into coming back, though they couldn't help but mention Michelle one last time. When D.J. is asked by Kimmy if Michelle will ever come back for her bike, D.J. says, "If she hasn't come for it by now, she's not coming."
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among 50 parents charged with accusations of bribery to get their daughters enrolled in a prestigious college. Initially, the married couple had opted to fight the charges, pleading not guilty and insisting that they were innocent. After the legal battle had gone one for a year, Loughlin and Giannulli had changed their tune, taking a deal to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. As a part of the deal, Loughlin will be expected to serve two months in prison and will have to pay a $150,000 fine, be placed on two years of supervised release, and perform 100 hours of community service.
At least Becky's absence was explained on Fuller House in a much more innocent manner, keeping the classic Full House character wholesome in the eyes of fans. Those who want to see how the Fuller House story ends can do so now by watching the series on Netflix.