A few brief comments about Ashes to Ashes, the pulse-pounding penultimate part:
OMG CHRIS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE??? Crikey, that was a shocker right out of leftfield, wasn't it? But convincingly enough explained in context, and excellently acted by all concerned. I was particularly struck by the way that Gene's face just sank in a crumpled mess and stayed there for the duration.
Backtracking a bit: OMG Alex, what were you thinking? Why didn't you go to Gene and at least TRY to explain the situation properly instead of hiding the corpse in a haze of guilt? (Well, panic is presumably the reason, but it's rather a frustrating reason, in dramatic terms.) And how the hell did you get the bloodstains out of that white jacket, more to the point?
Immediately before that, however, there was much geeky flailing from me at Martin Summers the Elder's categorical and highly amusing disproof of the Blinovitch Limitation Effect. And if that wasn't enough, he then aimed straight for the Grandfather Paradox, or something very like it. Has he started a whole new timeline (possibly because he's just seen the new Star Trek in the present day?) or is he about to conclude the hat trick of impossibility by proving that black is white and getting himself killed on the next zebra crossing?
Is next week REALLY the last episode, or are they going to go for a third series? I'd like a nice wrap-up now but there seem to be a LOT of loose ends to knit up. What IS Martin S. playing at, and what is Operation Rose? Will Chris redeem himself with an act of GRATE BRAVAREE and win back the heart of Shaz? Are Gene and Alex going to wake up on the floor under a pile of empty wine bottles, leaving us to imagine what they were getting up to all night? Will Ray do something non-fuckwitlike for a change? Some of these questions may be answered next week. I'll be over in the corner, biting the frosted-pink varnish off my nails in anticipation....