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Fans will finally meet Carly's dad in 'iCarly' finale

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Break out the spaghetti tacos — Carly’s dad is coming home.

The end is near, which means it’s time to have some emotional reunions. For the last episode of Nickelodeon show iCarly, Carly’s dad, Colonel Shay, will finally make an appearance.

He’s been stationed overseas for the entire five-season run of the show, and Carly missing her dad is regularly a plot point. When Michelle Obama guest-starred earlier this year, the First Lady talked about military families, and how understandably difficult it can be to be separated.

Happily, a meet-up is in store for the dad/daughter duo. On the final, special hour-long episode of the program, “Spencer (Jerry Trainor) offers to take Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) to the Air Force father-daughter dance when their dad, Colonel Shay, isn’t able to accompany her because of his overseas deployment. When Spencer gets sick and can’t take her, Freddie (Nathan Kress) and Gibby (Noah Munck) try to cheer Carly up by offering to go with her. Colonel Shay surprises everyone when he arrives just in time to take Carly to the dance.”

“I’m insanely proud to have created a TV show that’s loved by so many people around the world, and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with this remarkably talented cast for the past five years,” Dan Schneider, iCarly creator and executive producer, said in a press release. “For the finale, I’ve always known that I wanted to bring Carly’s dad home, so I could wrap up the series in a way that will be exciting for all iCarly fans.”

iCarly’s series finale, “iGoodbye,” will air Friday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

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