Take a Look at the Lawman

If I’m still thinking about last night’s TV while chewing on the breakfast croissant it is sadly often because I can’t put my finger on where it all went wrong.  It’s a special TV show that keeps you thinking about it after the finale because it all went right.  And so Ashes to Ashes has turned out to be a bit special.

SPOILERS (if you haven’t seen the finale – or indeed any other episode – of Ashes to Ashes)

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7 thoughts on “Take a Look at the Lawman

  1. I suppose I’m obligated to blog about this at some point, but not just yet.

    One thing, though, I’m not completely convinced. Yes, it was fairly obvious they were all lost souls of some sort – at least during this series – but I’m not convinced this was all that thought-out all the way back to the beginning of Ashes to Ashes, let alone Life on Mars.

    So, if this is purgatory, what exactly was the logic behind that copper who shot his younger self last series? That seems an inconsistent nod to a complete fantasy construct rather than a place populated with souls.

  2. I suppose I’m obligated to blog about this at some point, but not just yet.

    One thing, though, I’m not completely convinced. Yes, it was fairly obvious they were all lost souls of some sort – at least during this series – but I’m not convinced this was all that thought-out all the way back to the beginning of Ashes to Ashes, let alone Life on Mars.

    So, if this is purgatory, what exactly was the logic behind that copper who shot his younger self last series? That seems an inconsistent nod to a complete fantasy construct rather than a place populated with souls.

  3. I doubt very much that it was entirely thought out from the beginning; just how much of that ending was envisaged at the very start will probably remain a mystery. What appealed to me was how well it fitted with the sense of the construct world, and how cleverly executed the finale was in the context of the arcs though the most final series. I can’t remember the exact twists of the story of the cop who killed himself. But I think it will be fun re-watching episodes like that in the context of what we now know.

  4. I doubt very much that it was entirely thought out from the beginning; just how much of that ending was envisaged at the very start will probably remain a mystery. What appealed to me was how well it fitted with the sense of the construct world, and how cleverly executed the finale was in the context of the arcs though the most final series. I can’t remember the exact twists of the story of the cop who killed himself. But I think it will be fun re-watching episodes like that in the context of what we now know.

  5. Okay, I really need to watch series 2 episode 7 again. I’d forgotten how great it was. But from the episode synopsis I am reminded of nothing that contradicts last night’s episode, and it almost seems that in the light of what we know now, the actions of the older (more cynical) Summers may more easily be explained?

  6. Okay, I really need to watch series 2 episode 7 again. I’d forgotten how great it was. But from the episode synopsis I am reminded of nothing that contradicts last night’s episode, and it almost seems that in the light of what we know now, the actions of the older (more cynical) Summers may more easily be explained?

  7. Okay, I really need to watch series 2 episode 7 again. I’d forgotten how great it was. But from the episode synopsis I am reminded of nothing that contradicts last night’s episode, and it almost seems that in the light of what we know now, the actions of the older (more cynical) Summers may more easily be explained?

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