And, in their own way, they were still stuck in a rut. Except for Dante, who was engaged to Emma, planning on moving down to and living in Florida and running a car wash given to him by his new father-in-law.
Poor Randal was looking at a life without his best friend, laboring at Mooby's for the foreseeable future and hoping that he could find some way to mold nerdy, repressed Elias into his new best friend without any guarantees that it would work and stick.
The donkey show that ended things between Dante and Emma and solidified the feelings he had for Becky was the best thing that could have happened to everybody (except Emma, of course). Dante gets to marry a local girl and remain home in Jersey where he can be a new father, Randal keeps his best pal, Jay and Bob get to return to crashing in front of the Quick Stop and RST and Elias gets a better job at the video store.