When the first episode in the whole show rolled across our screens back in 2007, when the querulous tones of Sue Brockman pealed ‘BEN! HAVE YOU SEEN MY KEYS?’ I think viewers knew that this show was going to be something special.
And we have grown with the characters through the ensuing 5 series. A place never changes, but the people within it do.
That being said, this was a good final episode but it wasn’t as solid as its previous episodes in that they were pushed back into the house, setting-wise. Pete is battling with the voice search function on his phone; his other phone having been carried off by a raven. Ben is suffering from pre-show nerves and Jake is just, well, Jake. Sue is arguing with Auntie Angela over their dad’s health, and Angela has brought her new toyboy, Tommy. Karen is also reunited with her hamster.
It ended well, but I think it’s the best time to say goodbye to the family.
MY RATING: 3 / 5.