The Vicar of Dibley

Season 5 Episode 1

The Handsome Stranger

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 25, 2006 on BBC

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  • In this episode, the first of the final two, the Vicar meets Harry, a hansom stranger that is new to Dibley. After a brief misunderstanding, and many comedic moments, Harry proposes marriage to the Vicar.

    The Vicar has had it up to the neck with "Townie B*******" coming into the village and ruining their local community. As a consequence, when Geraldine learns of the arrival of a new town resident, she can't resist going ans giving him a good ear bashing. However, upon meeting this "Townie B*******", her plans drastically change.
    The man she meets is Harry Kennedy, a hansom, friendly stranger, whom has just moved from London to the peace and quiet of Dibley. The Vicar and Harry have immediate chemistry, and flirt outrageously on their first couple of meetings. Harry later asks Geraldine to dinner, and finds out that she is a vicar. This doesn't discourage him though. At the end of the night, the Vicar and Harry are smitten, but do not kiss, for Geraldine is a Vicar... And should wait until at least date 3 for some lip action.
    Geraldine and Harry meet a couple more times, one time even holding hands [For date 2], before they finally kiss.
    All seems perfect to Geraldine until she over hears Harry on the phone the next morning. She is misunderstood to believe that Harry has a girlfriend. And when a beautiful woman arrives to visit Harry, Geraldine believes that she was just a fling. Obsessed, Geraldine follows the pair around the whole village, even jumping into the puddle as she did all those years ago to escape from being seen.
    Geraldine is eventually put to rest after being told by Harry that Rosie, his visitor, is just his sister. Harry then continues on the propose marry to Geraldine, who happily accepts after running aroung the village screaming.

    This episode was a real gem, although prehaps a bit rushed. No complaints here, though.

    Not to be missed! =D