In hindsight, it probably doesn’t seem that surprising for Rambo to accompany Che to the west coast. However, the writers set us up throughout the season (and throughout the finale episode) to believe that their love story will never really work out. So it is quite the coup when Miranda’s final moments involve heading off to the airport for her new life with Che.
To begin with, the relationship seems doomed from minute one. Che isn’t thrilled with Miranda over her delay in telling Steve about them. Che’s sexual past is brought up over and over in front of Miranda. Che is guilty of gaslighting Miranda on more than one occasion. Oh, and Che is (a self-admitted) narcissist. Lots of reasons to think a joint-move to L.A. will never come to fruition.
And, of course, there are several plot points in the finale episode specifically that hint at disaster. Che drops the bomb that they are going to L.A. via song, leaving Miranda to assume she’s being left behind. TWIST: Che wants Miranda to come. But then, Nya drops the bomb that Miranda is choosing to abandon her “impossible to get” internship. TWIST: Miranda doesn’t care and is gonna hit the road anyway. But then, Carrie confronts Miranda in a candy bar/bathroom argument scene for ruining her “friends go to Paris” trip idea. TWIST: Rabbi Jen saves the day, saves their friendship and Miranda remains on track to join Che in Hollywood.
Of all the twists, this might have seemed the least surprising. But it should be the most considering all the obstacles that stood between Miranda and the final moment of getting into a cab for the airport.