The end of the world is nigh once again as we return for Good Omens Season 2 Chapter 1 "The Arrival".
Based on the book Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen we’ll be discussing each of the six episodes of this series one by one. This is our spoiler filled discussion so as always make sure you’ve watched the episode before listening to the podcast.
Good Omens 201 “The Arrival” synopsis
Crowley is living in his car, feeling aimless and just very bored, even his interactions with his replacement, Shax (Miranda Richardson), the new high representative of hell in London are a struggle. As Shax gets to grips with her role she is so confused about why being a demon on earth is so easy and why the humans keep inflicting evil, horrible stuff to each other. But Shax hears something juicy on the heaven-hell grapevine (which definitely doesn't exist) is awash with rumours that there's something going down in the UP.
Meanwhile at A Z Fell and Co bookshop in Soho Aziraphale is relaxing to a new record he bought from Maggie (Maggie Service) in the vinyl shop across the road and forgiving her rent arrears. Relaxing into Shostakovich, he is disturbed when a very confused and very naked Archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm), holding a box, walks through the street straight to his shop. He doesn't know who he, where he is or who Aziraphale is, but he knows that Aziraphale will keep him safe and stop the “bad thing”, that he doesn’t know what it is, from happening.
Slightly panicked about what is going on, Aziraphale calls the only one he knows that can help, Crowley, who is far from happy to help Gabriel. Crowley has no inclination to help Gabriel, suggesting they leave him on Dartmoor and he refuses to help his friend, leaving to go back to his car. While away, Crowley is called on by Beelzeebub who will return Crowley to hell if he brings Gabriel to him. Beelzebub also informs him that Extreme Sanctions will be used by heaven against anyone harbouring Gabriel from them. Crowley returns immediately to Aziraphale to help him and admits with a little dance that he was wrong and Aziraphale was right. Together the two perform a very minor half a miracle to hide Gabriel, now named James/Jim from everyone's sight.
But the miracle isn't minor enough and with klaxons blaring and red lights flashing in heaven it attracts the attention of Michael (Doon Mackichan) and the other angels to a little bookshop in Soho.
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Next Time on Good Omens
Thanks so much for joining us for this episode of Good Omens. We’ll be back with our discussion of Good Omens Season 2 Chapter 2 "The Clue" next week.
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