Neighbors finale: Viewers praise Guy Pearce for ‘incredible commitment’

Neighbors fans and critics alike have praised Hollywood star Guy Pearce for his impressive ‘commitment’ to the series finale.

The 54-year-old actor, who portrayed Mike Young from 1986 to 1989, returned to Ramsay Street one last time on Thursday’s episode as the beloved Australian soap opera came to an end after a historic 37-year run.

Many viewers flocked to social media to thank Pearce for returning for a proper, satisfying storyline, instead of just making a brief cameo.

Neighbors fans and critics alike have praised Hollywood star Guy Pearce for his impressive ‘commitment’ to the series finale. (Pictured as Mike Young in the finale)

‘I have a lot of respect for Guy Pearce. The man has an actual Hollywood career and still came back for the #NeighboursFinale,’ one fan tweeted.

‘Didn’t just do a cameo and never once acted like it was beneath him.’

‘Award winning international actor Guy Pearce’s genuine commitment to respecting the very simple #Neighbors storyline and being properly involved is just mint. What a champion,’ another added.

One viewer said Pearce ‘seems like such a genuinely nice and respectful person’ off screen and that despite his successful career, he ‘didn’t forget where he came from’.

Many viewers flocked to social media to thank Pearce for returning for a proper, satisfying storyline, instead of just making a brief cameo.

Many viewers flocked to social media to thank Pearce for returning for a proper, satisfying storyline, instead of just making a brief cameo.

One viewer said Pearce 'seems like such a genuinely nice and respectful person' off screen and that despite his Hollywood career, he 'didn't forget where he came from'.

One viewer said Pearce ‘seems like such a genuinely nice and respectful person’ off screen and that despite his Hollywood career, he ‘didn’t forget where he came from’.

'What a champion,' another fan tweeted, adding that he deserved an Oscar

‘What a champion,’ another fan tweeted, adding that he deserved an Oscar

After his stint on Neighbors in the late '80s, Pearce found success in Hollywood films such as LA Confidential (1997), Time Machine (2002) and Memento (2000).  He is pictured in LA Confidential with co-stars Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey

After his stint on Neighbors in the late ’80s, Pearce found success in Hollywood films such as LA Confidential (1997), Time Machine (2002) and Memento (2000). He is pictured in LA Confidential with co-stars Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey

‘Guy Pearce was outstanding. Best on ground,’ another viewer wrote.

Television columnist Colin Vickery tweeted: ‘Guy Pearce looks like he is having a hoot on the final @neighbours. So committed. Good on him!’

After his stint on Neighbors in the late ’80s, Pearce found success in Hollywood films such as LA Confidential (1997), Time Machine (2002) and Memento (2000).

'Guy Pearce was outstanding.  Best on ground,' one viewer tweeted

‘Guy Pearce was outstanding. Best on ground,’ one viewer tweeted

Television columnist Colin Vickery said the actor 'looks like he is having a hoot'.

Television columnist Colin Vickery said the actor ‘looks like he is having a hoot’.

Social media erupted on Thursday night after Mike (Pearce) professed his love for Jane Harris (Annie Jones) during Thursday night’s Neighbors finale.

The pair had history on the show, with ‘Plain Jane Superbrain’ famously undergoing a makeover – including ditching her glasses and adopting a more feminine style – in a bid to win Mike’s heart.

During the episode, Mike laid his feelings on the line for Jane, and it proved to be the happy ending fans across the world needed.

‘The reality is I’m still in love with you. Probably more now than I ever used to be,’ he said.

Neighbors fans went wild after Mike Young professed his love for Jane Harris during the finale.  Pictured: Guy Pearce and Annie Jones

Neighbors fans went wild after Mike Young professed his love for Jane Harris during the finale. Pictured: Guy Pearce and Annie Jones

‘I realize this is probably a bit much, but if I was here, we could take things slowly and see where this goes,’ he continued.

Viewers were quick to share their excitement over the couple’s reunion on social media, with many labeling their storyline ‘moving’.

‘#Neighbors last episode tonight with Jane and Mike getting back together. Happy tears,’ one person tweeted.

During the episode, Mike (Pearce) laid his feelings on the line for Jane (Annie Jones), and it proved to be the happy ending fans across the world needed.

During the episode, Mike (Pearce) laid his feelings on the line for Jane (Annie Jones), and it proved to be the happy ending fans across the world needed.

Another said: ‘Great #Neighbors Finale. Overjoyed that Mike and Jane are back together. And great to see Scott and Charlene home for a visit!’

‘I am surprised by how moved I was by the Neighbors finale. Mike Pearce and Annie Jones were the stars of the show. The nostalgia has my heart bursting and my love for is stronger than ever #NeighboursFinale #Neighbours,’ a third agreed.

‘Mike and Jane being #Neighbors endgame after all this time,’ wrote another.

Viewers were quick to share their excitement over the couple's reunion on social media, with many labeling their storyline 'moving'.

Viewers were quick to share their excitement over the couple’s reunion on social media, with many labeling their storyline ‘moving’.

'I am surprised by how moved I was by the Neighbors finale.  Mike Pearce and Annie Jones were the stars of the show.  The nostalgia has my heart bursting and my love for is stronger than ever #NeighboursFinale #Neighbours,' one person wrote.

‘I am surprised by how moved I was by the Neighbors finale. Mike Pearce and Annie Jones were the stars of the show. The nostalgia has my heart bursting and my love for is stronger than ever #NeighboursFinale #Neighbours,’ one person wrote.

‘Much love to Guy and Annie. Their chemistry was on point. Need a Mike and Jane spin-off series #Neighbours #mikejane #original80neighbours,’ one commented.

Another person agreed: ‘Mike and Jane back together. Amazing. #Neighbours #CelebratingNeighbours.’

‘This is really Neighbours: Jane and Mike Reunited! And I’m here for it! #Neighbours,’ one commented.

The pair had history on the show, with 'Plain Jane Superbrain' famously undergoing a makeover - including ditching her glasses and adopting a more feminine style - in a bid to win Mike's heart.  (Pictured in the late '80s)

The pair had history on the show, with ‘Plain Jane Superbrain’ famously undergoing a makeover – including ditching her glasses and adopting a more feminine style – in a bid to win Mike’s heart. (Pictured in the late ’80s)

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