These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Fanon Discontinuity: The end of series 3 had fans flocking online to write alternate canons in which Assumpta didn't die. This alone accounts for the vast majority of Ballykea fanfic on the internet today. Many loyal viewers declared the series over the moment before the lights went out in the pub.
Now that PBS has rebroadcast the series Stateside, another wave of this seems to be washing in.