With the Harpo team in Chicago hurtling toward the The Oprah Winfrey Show finale on May 25, the talk-show queen is in a talkative mood.

As Winfrey launches one behemoth (the OWN network) while ending another (the 25th and final season of her daytime show), she essentially confessed to what fans already adore her for: She's only human.

"I feel like I have not begun to give anything to OWN," she told EW.com in a revealing interview. "Its going to improve exponentially with the amount of time and service I can give." She added candidly, "It's not where I want it to be."

When discussing OWN's reality show 'Oprah Behind the Scenes,' she brought up the Jennifer Hudson episode. The slimmed-down singer had attended an Oprah Show soundcheck during a week of severe snowfall, then quietly flew to Texas for a gig; her delay returning to Chicago the next morning for her final Oprah appearance upset both staff and host, and made for intense 'BTS' footage.

"That was a lot of high drama because we've never been stood up before," Winfrey said, hinting that tactful editing went into what otherwise might have been a bleep-filled episode. "Everybody was mad. I wanted to make sure that there was not one single thing in that episode that had anything to do with us being mad or upset in that moment. It was dramatic. Nobody has ever not shown up, ever. Especially if they were here the night before."