Green Wing

Season 2 Episode 9


Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jan 04, 2007 on Channel 4
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Episode Summary

Caroline engaged to Guy, Mac getting closer to death, Statham and Joanna on the run, Karen acting strange and the admin girls letting their hair down a bit lower than normal. A 90-minute special episode to tie up all those loose ends from the end of series 2 and end on a happy note? Probably not.moreless

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  • Green Wing best episode

    The final episode is the BEST it is the length they all should be and was a brilliant way to end the show ... the best character must be Sue White she is GREAT and Karl Theobald who plays her, has the face and looks the part. Green Wing shows the world British sitcoms are BRILLIANT! Like all British TV! (Well Most Of It, LOL) This was an amazing idea and the actors/writers/directors/producers/creator should get an amazing round of applause, a brilliant idea which should elevate to a 3rd and even 4th series!! Hoping they do continue G.W and not just leave it at 2 series and a special. Tnaks For Reading. Please Say Wether You Agree Or Not.moreless
  • Classic Green Wing at it's best!

    This episode made me so sad that Green Wing will not be returning - it still has so much life in it! What this episode in particular really showed me, was how well the program manages to mix comedy and depressing themes, in the format of Mac's illness...the poor guy was dying, and many of the comments about it still had me laughing!

    So, I'm so delighted Caroline and Mac ended up together - their wedding really was the only suitable outcome to the whole of series 2...Guy will live to find another, but these two need to be together, even if they do only have such a short time. I didn't enjoy the Joanna and Statham bits so much...well, I never enjoy Statham but I can occassionally bring myself to appreciate Joanna, which happened even less this episode. Although, the irony of the multiple deaths was done quite well. The office girls were fun, but perhaps not as good as some of their previous games...

    Martin didn't really shine this episode... Sue was funny as always, though we've seen better (but, by most program's standards she was great)

    Boyd (???) was quite cute, I liked the scene with the new teacher, just for it's own irony.

    BUT all of that was just outweighed by the Caroline/Mac/Guy plot, and all the great dialogue and jokes included in the episode. I think the episode also had me smiling/sitting on the edge of my chair throughout, though, didn't quite like Caroline's dress (the point, perhaps?) or her floating away at the end, however symbolic it may have been!moreless
  • To quite a good friend: I honestly feel blessed right now... sublime.

    So to recap, Mac has discovered he is dying, Statham and Joanna are on the run, Martin is... doing nothing basically, Sue White has given birth to a lion cub, and the \'Secretodd\' (a term I hate using almost as much as \'Caramac\' but it saves time and will keep the \'shippers\' happy, unless of course I spend ages explaining myself in a pointless exercise of exposition which really negates the purpose of using the contracted \'shipper\' term in the first place!) fraternity are jumping for joy. Then, they throw this at us.

    Quite possibly the best piece of television you will see all year- a grandeous claim given it\'s the fourth of January, but a fair one I think. The resolution of two series worth of surreal brilliance, this episode delivered everything I\'d hoped for and more. From the love triangle that should have Barlow, Baldwin and... erm... Deirdre nodding their collective heads in acknowledgement of a job done properly to the countless murders of innocent bystanders to the brilliant cameo of a sheep, this was Green Wing truly going out with a bang.

    The extended time frame also meant that all the characters were able to take their turn in the spotlight- I was worried before the show that with Statham absent Boyce would become irrelevent but the character was used beautifully taking a great path from being beaten by his new tutor (I thought he\'d graduated at the end of series two but that\'s a minor point) to being serenaded by Statham at the end of the episode- one of the many highlights in a crammed story (\"You\'re dying of acne?\")

    Neat segue there into hte main story, after feeling cheated by the ending of series two, to have Guy finally give up Caroline to Mac in a moment of true selflessness was amazing and nicely balanced by him pushing Martin to get \"back to normal.\" This storyline could have fallen incredibly flat, but the usual levels of rutting between Mac and Guy and Guy\'s brilliant moments of neurotic fear- particularly the canteen sequence, meant that when the eventual wedding took place nobody (no matter which shipper group you fell into) could be disappointed. The final scenes, in which I include Statham and Joanna walking off into the sunset (more on them in a moment) were beautifully pitched and even though we know Mac may not be around much longer it doesn\'t matter, he and Dr. Plod are together and everyone seems to have found resolution.

    So to the bad points- and I\'m being really picky but, if on the off-chance Victoria Pile reads this I don\'t want her ego to explode- Statham and Joanna. While this storyline was hilarious, the fact taht they had so little interaction with the rest of the cast made it feel slightly awkward. That\'s not necesarily a criticism (as I said I\'m being picky) but initially it felt like inclusion for inclusions sake, that is until the murders started at which point the usual mad-cap nature appeared- \"that\'s normal for him: he\'s part smurf.\"

    To conclude, I\'d like to say thank-you to all involved in this show, it would have been easy to fob off us die hard fans with a cheap send-off that ticked the boxes and nothing more. Instead what this special did was show that if all good things must come to an end let the end be like a good bitter... sorry, ale- full of beards and twigs!

    One final request: More please.moreless
  • Opens on Angelas funeral which Mac does not attend as he has had a months stress leave to deal with the fact that he only has a few weeks to live. Caroline finds out but decides to marry Mac anyway. While Joanna & Statham kill a few ppl & commitmoreless

    Very sad and emotional but still delivers laughs after laughs. Very touching that Guy decides to let Caroline go and marry Mac instead of himself. Mac decides not to tell Car that he is dying but she over hears Guy and Martin talkin about it. Joanna and Dr Statham have hit a dead end in their lives so they decide to end it all. Sue White finally gets over Mac and moves on. Boyce is very sad at the absence of Dr Statham...All in all a very good end to a fabulous show. Cheers UkTv for showin it to OZ!moreless

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    • Shop Assistant: (About a choking Alan) I was worried; he was going blue.
      Joanna: Oh that's quite normal for him, he's half Smurf.

    • Guy: So... what are you going to have on your gravestone?
      Mac: I thought maybe vertical stripes. Yeah, something slimming.

    • Caroline: Why would I want to get into Dame Judy Dench's pants?!

    • Guy: (Talking about him and Caroline) I am the right choice, the healthy option.
      Mac: What are you now, margarine?

    • Mac: (quietly) I love you. Will you marry me?
      Caroline: Do you know what, Dr McCartney? I bloody will.

    • Mac: Yeah, you going to smash me up?
      Guy: Yeah! Up against the wall if I have to.
      Mac: Oh gosh. And possibly crikey.

    • Guy: You love her, she loves you. You have to marry her, end of story.
      Mac: Great, what about you?
      Guy: Oh, don't worry about me, I'll be fine. As soon as you're dead, I can have her back. Everyone's happy.
      Mac: You really are a massive wanker.
      Caroline: Have her back? I'm not a family heirloom.

    • Martin: (sobbing quietly) I can't believe it!
      Mac: I can't believe Guy told you.
      Martin: I thought the Elysium Fields was in Dorset, and then when I looked it up on the map I couldn't find it and so I asked and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and and and and and and and and and -
      Mac: And you lost the ability to complete a sentence.
      Martin: And and and... and then I realised you're not going to Dorset, you're going to Hea... (crying) Heaven. (Continues crying) You're going to die, you're going to die, you're dying, you DIE. And you're not going to have a child, or, or, or, get married to the woman you love, or grow old with her or see me qualify! (Cries)
      Mac: Hey, I don't think anyone is going to live that long, are they?
      Martin: (Crying hysterically) You're just saying that! I heart you, Mac.
      Mac: Hey, hey, I heart you too.

    • Kim: Sorry about not noticing the whole falling-out-of-the-window thing.
      Karen: That's all right.
      Rachel: Mind you, looks like you had a lucky escape; there's not a scratch on you.
      Karen: (removes a fake hand from her right wrist and shows it around.) And my nose whistles when I orgasm.

    • (Dr. Statham is sitting on a shop assistant, whilst Joanna fills a bag with food)
      Joanna: Right, OK, we can go.
      Dr. Statham: (Standing up) Right, right come on you, come on, up you get ... come on, up you get, up up up...
      Joanna: Is she alright?
      Dr. Statham: Yes, oh yes...
      Joanna: Is she?
      Dr. Statham: She's fine, she's just probably having a rest...
      (Joanna bends down and checks the shop assistants pulse)
      Dr. Statham: (talking to the assistant) If everything's fine, and you don't want to be disturbed, just lie there and say absolutely nothing ... There! She's fine. Straight from the horse's mouth...
      Joanna: Alan she's dead.
      Dr. Statham: Oh my crikey, I've sat on her to death.

    • Mechanic: She's a bit of a mess, isn't she?
      Dr. Statham: Fair's fair, she's been on the road a while, no make-up, so make allowances for the old girl...
      Joanna: He means the van.
      Mechanic: Well, I was talking about the van, but now you mention it, I take your point...

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