A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square subtext. What do you make of it?At the end of the book: a nightingale sang in Berkeley square. As said on the YMMV page, it's a very old and sappy love song but, don't you notice somethings very interesting about the lyrics?
Who could play the different characters?Not that much of a WMG, but it fits here better than on the main page.
The 4-part TV adaptation of Good Omens will have a soundtrack consisting entirely of music from Queen.Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
When the REAL Judgement Day comes, God will make Crowley and Aziraphale honorary humans.Angels are either good or evil. Humans come in shades of grey. Crowley and Aziraphale are basically humans with special powers. Therefore, on the real Judgement Day, God will judge them as if they had been humans all along and not slowly become that way.
BEST POSSIBLY UNINTENTIONAL PAYING-WAY-TOO-MUCH-ATTENTION-WHEN-YOU-READ-IT-FOR-THE-THIRD-TIME FORESHADOWING EVER:Crowley's musings on page 93 about good and evil end in 'where you found the real McCoy...was right inside the human mind.' On page 275, War describes herself and the horsepeople to a biker as 'the real McCoy'. On page 359, DEATH states that the other horsepeople have gone back 'WHERE THEY BELONG'...right inside the human mind. This troper squee'd when she noticed. Yes, I'm a loser.
The Them grow up to become Sex Bob-Omb.Or, at least, they are each other's AU equivalents. Adam is Scott (warping reality to fit his ideal, which has now become video games), Pepper is Kim (redhead, irritable, heart of gold), Brian is Stephen Stills (relaxed and more fun-loving), and Wensleydale is Young Neil (um... process of elimination?)
The Them will grow up to be the next Horsepersons/Bikers of the ApocalypseAlternatively, they would - but because they're human, they don't fulfill the roles properly and the apocalypse never actually comes to pass. Pepper is War. She's always getting into fights. Brian is Pollution - he's constantly dirty and crisp packets apparently accumulate on the ground wherever he goes. Wensleydale is Famine. He's very fastidious and therefore is probably very careful about what he eats, just as he's very careful about everything else. Adam is Death. He's everywhere, all the time, and you can't really get rid of him.
Shadwell is an angel/demon gone rogue (and native).Probably an old-fashioned angel, considering the witch-hunting thing and his constant condemning of Madame Tracy's, ahem, profession. It could be inferred that he has some kind of supernatural ability, considering his ability to apparently produce cigarettes from nowhere, light them without a match or lighter and make them disappear when he's finished with them, plus the fact that he manages to subsist on nothing but condensed milk, sweet tea and the aformentioned cigarettes, which no human could do.
God is the unnamed postal service worker who delivers the Horsepersons' artifactsBecause He is the only character who is listed among the dramatis personae but is not explicitly introduced in the text. Also, we all know that God loves playing janitors, postal workers, and such.
Tadfield stands on the same spot where the Garden of Eden once wasThere are many hints throughout the book lampshading its "paradise"-like properties. Also, makes sense for it to be in the middle of everything.
Agnes' second book only had empty pages in itBecause she has, of course, foreseen that Anathema will not read it.
Ligur was resurrected along with the humans killed in the Armageddon't.Thus, Hell no longer has a reason to let Hastur harm Crowley. Doesn't mean he might not try, but Hell may step in. Or Adam may.
Hastur bought H.P. Lovecraft's soul.Hence his inclusion in the Cthulhu Mythos.
The original four Horsemen are the first four biblical humans.Eve got the flaming sword; This is Red's sword sword. As far as I can recall, it's never said that Aziraphale tracked down his original sword, and he could have been given a replacement after going through the proper bureaucratic channels. If it does say that that's the sword he gave away, then Red's sword is just a different, less warm sword that exemplifies her personification. Cain got Kicked Upstairs into the role of Famine, as part of his eternal, highly unpleasant punishment for killing Abel. Abel, the first human to die, provides a filter through which Azrael can communicate with living humans and the world of the living without them dying (prescriptively or proscriptively). Adam was Conquest, who followed his wife; everntually, in his role as both the first human and what follows in the wake of War, he became Pestilence. I'm not sure who Pollution is; He may be practically anyone, depending on when Pollution stepped into the job and how long someone can be around (in whatever form) before taking on the mantle. This is not quite incompatible with the highly significant plot point that eating the fruit of The Tree of Knowledge (of Good and Evil) gave humans mortality. Humans have been shown in The Bible to be able to attain immortality (through divine intervention, or after death, but still). If having eaten of the fruit personally made Adam, Eve, and their unborn child/children exceptionally human, they could easily have become some of the Anthropomorphic Personifications of humanity, and the ones who happened to be tasked to ride out (by God or fate or a poorly addressed package) in the event of an apocalypse.
The reason that Aziraphale & Crowley are now living together in a cottage on the South Downs is that they were Reassigned to AntarcticaIt was quite embarrassing for both Heaven and Hell to have prepared so extensively for an Apocalypse that never came to be, so they needed to find someone to blame. Thankfully neither Aziraphale nor Crowley had directly contributed to the averting of the Apocalypse, so they couldn't be charged with any crime in particular except perhaps not obeying orders or murdering another demon in cold blood in Crowley's case. But from Hastur's attitude, demons probably kill each other all the time with little to no repercussions, so Hell couldn't pin that one on Crowley. And anyways, it would be even more embarrassing to admit that two agents were fraternizing with each other, so to cover up the whole mess Aziraphale and Crowley were demoted and sent to a quiet village where they would be able to do very little harm and keep out of sight. Of course, since both are very fond of each other and actually like living with humans, they probably egged on their superiors in an attempt to stay together on Earth. So now Aziraphale and Crowley are essentially retired and living comfortably with each other while their superiors consider this a punishment for the Saturday That Never Was (an Arrangement that works out for EVERYBODY, fangirls/-boys included, if I ever saw one).
To go with the above, Aziraphale's position on Earth was also Reassigned to AntarcticaAfter all, Aziraphale is a Principality and used to the Guardian of the East Gate of Eden, and it should be noted that Aziraphale is the only angel we meet that is seen on Earth. Perhaps God wasn't pleased about Aziraphale giving his flaming sword to humans and banished him to Earth, where he adapted and learned to like living among humans. Or was it a punishment after all...?
Pestilence is going to come out of retirementDue to antibiotic resistant disease strains.
War was once known as Helen of Troy.Daughter of Zeus my left foot. Now Shrouded in Myth, War is in no way associated with that gorgeous redhead that used to hang around Menelaus and Paris a lot. Alternately, War had a daughter, who turned out to be Helen.
How Adam's powers workAdam altered reality to fit his view of the world. But where would he get a view of the world? From books. Adam probably read books with eleven year old protagonists when he was a child, and he thought that he would grow up like that. So he did.
Crowley doesn't just drink because he likes the taste...