That was a really lovely ending. The best way the show could have ended. Despite it being the finale I felt quite sad at everyone moving away, so it was nice to have them all change their minds.
Ending it with a wedding and a party was just the most perfect way to do it. Celebrate what has been an iconic show and an iconic cast of characters.
The returnees all through this final week have been spot on. The “ghosts” were a nice touch, although I almost lost it at seeing Sonia - I don’t think I’ll ever be over her death. Kylie not really saying anything felt odd, but I’m guessing there was some reason for that.
During the episode I thought it’s nice how for the last couple of years we’ve had so many legacy characters at the forefront of the show - Susan & Karl (of course), but also Jane, Clive, Mel, Amy. Having Jane be the centre of the storyline for the finale was unexpected but a nice touch. There’s always been an underlying sadness around Jane’s character since her return, so I appreciated seeing her getting her happy ending. And with a full on snack as well!
There’s really not much I can say about Susan’s monologue to do it justice, but I think it echoed every fan’s thoughts about the show.
I’ve said it before, but I am going to miss this show so much. The street and the characters have meant a lot to me for a very long time, has always been a part of my life - even when I wasn’t regularly watching - but I hope the cast and crew are proud of that final episode (and final week) because it was absolutely everything.