Good Omens: “The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives”

Is it the end of the world as we know it?

Opening credits for Good Omens of Azirphale and Crowley

It’s the final episode of the Good Omens miniseries, and finally time for the apocalypse! Sadly the first casualty of war is Crowley’s beautiful car. After that crippling blow, Crowley, Aziraphale (still currently possessing Madam Tracy) Sergent Shadwell, and Shadwell’s magical finger continue into the military base to try and stop Adam and the four horsemen from starting the apocalypse. So, do we get to finally watch the world burn or not? Let’s find out.

The four Horsemen in Good Omens
Famine, War, Death, and Pollution in Good Omens

Adam and his friends come face to face with the four horsemen, while Crowley and Aziraphale have a moral argument about just shooting the boy with a comically large gun and being done with everything. Instead of shots being fired, Adam and his friends dismantle the horsemen using Adam’s power to alter reality as he sees fit. All’s well that ends well, correct?

No. That’s rarely ever the case. As soon as Adam has seemed to stop the end of days, everyone from Heaven and Hell, including Satan himself (Benedict Cumberbatch), come running to Earth trying to restart the apocalypse. I think my only real let-down of this series was actually Satan, not that the voice wasn’t cast well, I just feel like there could have been a little more pomp and circumstance for Satan’s arrival.

Whatever the case, Crowley and Aziraphale help Adam understand that he still has the power to alter reality, and basically tell Satan to piss off. Which Adam does, quite well. The apocalypse has been diverted, and the reset button was hit on reality. Everyone that had previously perished has returned (including Crowley’s car and Aziraphale’s bookshop).

While we all may be breathing a sigh of relief, all the creatures upstairs and down, are mad they didn’t get their war. So of course they kidnap their respective supernatural parties and try to murder them. Thanks to a some last-minute trickery from a long-dead friend, Crowley and Aziraphale devise a plan to escape their captors’ clutches.

David Tennant as Crowley in Good Omens
David Tennant as Crowley in Good Omens

In the end, Newton Pulsifer and Anathema Device end up together, and according to Agnes Nutter, they’ll eventually end up married. We find this information out when a man comes to deliver a package to Newt and Anathema that’s been waiting to be delivered for hundreds of years. “Further Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter” (Concerning the World that is to Come) is what the package contains. Concerning the world that is to come, that will obviously leave many fans wondering whether or not we will be getting a second series of this show. Until that is, Agnes burns the prophecies in the park with Newt. That’s clearly it. Until we come to the very end of the episode where Crowley and Aziraphale contemplate their narrow escapes and question what will become of themselves in the future. Crowley believes that Heaven and Hell will use this period after the war has been averted to gear up for the real war that is to come. All of Heaven and Hell against all of humanity.

Aziraphale and Crowley cheers to stopping the apocalypse

I’m intrigued by that possibly being a plot for another season; I’m not going to start holding my breath yet though. After six episodes, I have to say that I’m happy to just leave the show where it lies. I loved the adaptation and I think the casting and costumes were brilliant. I’m a bit jaded on seeing a lot of good shows get run into the ground though, so maybe we could do with another season. What are your thoughts on this series? Do you think it’s a good idea to run another season, or should they just leave well enough alone? Let us know!

Written by Holiday Godfrey

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  1. As much as I would enjoy more of Aziraphale and Crowley, I think they need to not do another series. This story had a beginning, a middle and an ending, and it was created by two authors, one of whom is dead, sadly. It is what it is, and we need to enjoy what it is and not add any sequels to it. Let it be and let it go.

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