This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Unless of course the method is private final. (Or package private, i.e., not public, protected, or private, and the superclass and subclass are in different packages.) Then it can't be called by the subclass. Of course, that's true for any method, final or not.