'Two and a Half Men' finale brings back Charlie ... kind of

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'Two and a Half Men' Finale Brings Back Charlie ... Kinda

After twelve seasons and more than 250 episodes, "Two and a Half Men" aired its series finale Thursday night -- and, of course, former star Charlie Harper had to make one last appearance before the show ended for good. Well, kind of.

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LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: 'Dial 1-900-Mix_A-Lot' -- Alan's girlfriend, Gretchen, insists he confess his true identity to Larry. Meanwhile, Walden goes on a road trip with Jenny and Barry to see his first car, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, May 1 (9:01-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper and Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: 'Dial 1-900-Mix_A-Lot' -- Alan's girlfriend, Gretchen, insists he confess his true identity to Larry. Meanwhile, Walden goes on a road trip with Jenny and Barry to see his first car, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, May 1 (9:01-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen, Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt, Amber Tamblyn as Jenny, Clark Duke as Barry. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: 'Dial 1-900-Mix_A-Lot' -- Alan's girlfriend, Gretchen, insists he confess his true identity to Larry. Meanwhile, Walden goes on a road trip with Jenny and Barry to see his first car, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, May 1 (9:01-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: 'Dial 1-900-Mix_A-Lot' -- Alan's girlfriend, Gretchen, insists he confess his true identity to Larry. Meanwhile, Walden goes on a road trip with Jenny and Barry to see his first car, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, May 1 (9:01-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: D.B. Sweeney as Larry, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey, Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: 'Dial 1-900-Mix_A-Lot' -- Alan's girlfriend, Gretchen, insists he confess his true identity to Larry. Meanwhile, Walden goes on a road trip with Jenny and Barry to see his first car, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, May 1 (9:01-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: D.B. Sweeney as Larry, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey, Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 23: 'Cab Fare and a Bottle of Penicillin' -- Alan gives Lyndsey the option of choosing between him and Larry. Meanwhile, Jenny fears she and Brooke are growing apart, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, Feb. 27 (9:31-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt, and Amber Tamblyn as Jenny. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 06: Medium shot in living room of Jon Cryer as Alan wearing costume, sitting on couch with Charlie Sheen as Charlie. . (Photo by Greg Gayne/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 06: Full shot in living room of Jon Cryer as Alan and Charlie Sheen as Charlie. (Photo by Greg Gayne/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 06: Medium shot in kitchen of Jon Cryer as Alan, Charlie Sheen as Charlie. . (Photo by Greg Gayne/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 05: Medium shot in living room of Charlie Sheen as Charlie and Emmanuelle Vaugier as Mia. . (Photo by Greg Gayne/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 05: Medium shot in living room of Jon Cryer as Alan, Charlie Sheen as Charlie, and Angus T. Jones as Jake. . (Photo by Greg Gayne/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 05: Medium shot in kitchen of Jon Cryer as Alan, Gail O'Grady as Mandi wearing robe, and Charlie Sheen as Charlie. . (Photo by Robert Voets/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - MARCH 03: Medium shot in living room of Charlie Sheen as Charlie sitting on couch with Angus T. Jones as Jake. (Photo by Greg Gayne/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 3: 'Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Burro'-- Charlie (Charlie Sheen, right) hugs his new girlfriend Mandi (special guest star Gail O'Grady, left) on Charlie (Charlie Sheen, center) introduces his brother Alan (Jon Cryer, left) to his new girlfriend Mandi (special guest star Gail O'Grady, right), who also happens to be Alan's girlfriend's mother, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 5: 'Boompa Loved His Hookers' -- Walden fears if he breaks up with Ms. McMartin, it will jeopardize his adoption of Louis. Also, Alan hesitates when Lyndsey asks him to move in with her, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, Feb 5 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper and Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 5: 'Boompa Loved His Hookers' -- Walden fears if he breaks up with Ms. McMartin, it will jeopardize his adoption of Louis. Also, Alan hesitates when Lyndsey asks him to move in with her, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, Feb 5 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper and Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 5: 'For Whom The Booty Calls' -- Walden joins a group for adoptive fathers, but finds it to be a nice escape from Alan as well, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, Jan 22 (9:00-9:30PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt and Jon Cryer as Alan Harper (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
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"I'm telling you, Charlie's alive," said Alan on "Two and a Half Men."

"Oh, good. Then I don't have to tell you," said Rose.

Yes, everyone thought Charlie, played by Charlie Sheen, got hit by a train in Paris on his honeymoon and died at the end of season eight.

But after some investigating, Alan, Walden and the rest of the "Men" crew discovered Charlie's wife and stalker, Rose, actually kidnapped him and stuck him in a pit in her basement, "Silence of the Lambs" style.

But, naturally, Charlie escaped his dungeon fate when Rose wasn't looking and started torturing everyone he knew with threatening text messages and emails. Because, you know, it's Charlie.

"Two and a Half Men's" executive producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre told Zap2it he just had to bring Charlie back from the dead for the final episode. "It would be inappropriate here to not acknowledge the extraordinary success we had with Charlie and how grateful I am to his contribution."

We have to say, the Charlie Harper references weren't the only thing that made the "Men" finale awesome.

There were too many awesome Charlie Sheen references to count ...

"And cover you in tiger's blood," said Walden.

And some not-so-subtle references to the long-standing show's ending...

"I can't wait for this to be over," said Walden.

Did we mention Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Stamos and Christian Slater all made hysterical cameos? Yeah, winning.

Now, we won't spoil the finale's epic ending for you.

As a writer for TVLine so perfectly noted, "'Two and a Half Men' ended with a big, crude and unapologetically vulgar finale. In other words, it ended the only way it knew how."

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