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Episode 6

The Very Last Day Of The Rest Of Their Lives

The Horsemen arrive at the appointed battleground to await the arrival of the Antichrist. Crowley and Aziraphale must make a choice: stand with their sides or stand against them. Anathema and Pulsifer use the prophecies of Agnes Nutter to figure out a way to save the world.

Tropes That Appear In This Episode:

  • Anti-Climax: War, Famine and Pollution were shockingly easy to take down despite being harbingers of armageddon. Pepper actually manages to hurt War by kicking her in the shin and all three of them are unceremoniously killed in one hit by Pepper, Brian and Wensleydale using War's (formerly Aziraphale's) Flaming Sword. However, like in the book, it's implied that they were helped by Adam's reality-warping abilities.
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  • As Long as There is Evil: Death remarks that while the Apocalypse has been averted, War, Famine and Pollution have only been inconvenienced and it is likely that one day they will try again.
  • Battle Aura: Anathema gets a brief glimpse of the Horsemen's auras, citing them as being similar to black holes.
  • Bigger on the Inside: The fairly small pitcher Michael uses to carry the holy water ends up filling the entire bathtub.
  • Brown Note Being: A downplayed example, but Satan himself seems to have some brown-note qualities when he appears, at least to the legions of hell. After Gabriel and Beelzebub disappear to inform their respective superiors about Adam's refusal to end the world, the ground begins to quake as a precursor to Satan's appearance. While Aziraphale and Anathema can feel that "something" is coming, Crowley is thrown to the ground clutching his chest and crying out in pain when he first senses Satan's imminent approach and anger.
    Crowley: Augh! Oh, ow! No, no no no no no no no no!
    Aziraphale: What's happening? I can feel something.
    Crowley: They did it. They told his father.
    Aziraphale: Oh no.
    Crowley: And his satanic father is not happy
  • Call-Back:
    • In the first episode, God remarks that the park Aziraphale and Crowley are a common meeting ground for international spies. Here, we actually catch a small conversation between a British spy and a Russian spy about the various "mass hallucinations" their countries has suffered from.
    • Uriel and Sandalphon paraphrase lyrics from "My Favorite Things."
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Adam gives a simple but gargantuan one to his biological father, Old Scratch himself.
  • Cosmic Retcon: When Adam thoroughly rejects Satan, it causes his Reality Warping powers to rewrite everything back to the way they were. He becomes fully human (more or less), Aziraphale's bookshop and Crowley's Bentley have been restored and everyone who died (including the Delivery Man) is brought back to life. However, the narration notes that Adam did make a few changes to the new reality, like including a set of Just William books in Aziraphale's shop.
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  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Crowley and Aziraphale manage to scam their respective HQs by switching faces. Both were sentenced to death by their respective 'poisons': Hellfire for angels, and holy water for demons. Even the representatives of either side agree that cooperation is the key to removing the traitors. However, once they endure their respective executions, Crowley and Aziraphale deliver their counter-offer: Leave them alone on Earth, or face the wrath of their Earthly powers.
  • Enemy Mine: For averting the apocalypse, Heaven and Hell make a momentary ceasefire to "make an example of traitors", Michael loaning Hell holy water to execute Crowley and a demon giving Heaven an inferno of Hellfire to kill Aziraphale. Crowley implies that in the future, the war will eventually happen, but it will be Heaven and Hell joining forces against them and the Earth.
  • Fire/Water Juxtaposition: Crowley and Aziraphale's respective punishments: holy water and hellfire, respectively, which would have eviscerated them.
  • Food End: Ends with Crowley and Aziraphale grabbing lunch at the Ritz, set to "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square", and Adam eating a "forbidden" apple.
  • Foreshadowing: Aziraphale nabs one of the last remaining prophecies from Agnes' book, which says "choofe your faces wisely".
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: If you pause the scene where "Crowley" gets on the taxi, you can see him wearing a tartan collar. Also counts as Foreshadowing.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Downplayed. When Crowley says "for Heaven's sake", it leaves a foul taste in his mouth.
  • How We Got Here: The prologue of the episode shows the beginning of Crowley's trial in Hell, the rest of the episode showing how exactly we got here and what happens after.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Aziraphale says that they are there to "lick some serious butt", only for Crowley to correct him.
  • Irony: The Tadfield Neighborhood Watch guy says to Adam's human father "don't blame me if he starts World War III", laughing as he does, unaware of that Adam almost did.
  • It's Personal: Crowley's dread is especially palpable, remarking that Satan is coming directly for them for essentially foiling him, specifically saying it has nothing to do with Armageddon anymore, he's just pissed.
  • Kangaroo Court: Both of Aziraphale and Crowley's trials are clearly just for show (or non-existent in the case of Aziraphale), more interested in executing the traitors as examples.
  • Literal Split Personality: When Tracy confronts Adam with Aziraphale in her body, Adam immediately detects him and says it's not right for two people to share a body. He then splits them up with barely a thought, giving Aziraphale a new body.
  • Make an Example of Them: Gabriel says that they have to execute Aziraphale as an example of what Heaven does to traitors.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Hastur dunks the toad-like usher into the tub full of holy water just to test its potency despite having done nothing to deserve it (from the demons, anyway).
    Usher: What have I done?!
    Hastur: Wrong place. Wrong time.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Various ones are made as Foreshadowing to Aziraphale and Crowley's deception.
    • Aziraphale walks into his restored store as if he was just visiting, complete with a sarcastic quip towards a shelf of books he does not recognize.
    • Crowley gets into a taxi instead of his restored Bentley.
    • In the park, when Crowley hands Aziraphale his ice cream cone he looks at it and looks a little squicked.
    • Aziraphale speaks in a lower posher accent, like he's trying too hard, and when Crowley sees Aziraphale being taken away, he sounds more high pitched when yelling "stop them".
    • When demons come to take Crowley back to Hell, the last line he says before passing out when Hastur knocks him out is "tickety-boo."
    • Crowley flinches when he sees an innocent demon die.
    • Aziraphale looks like he's ready to pounce on Gabriel for his 'holier-than-thou' attitude, when the real one is most likely to take it in stride.
    • When Aziraphale and Crowley see the hellfire and holy water that are intended to destroy them respectively, neither of them so much as flinch, as if both knew that it would not hurt them. Especially strange for Crowley, as the last time he handled holy water he handled it with long-sleeved latex gloves and smithing tongs, treating it like hazardous waste.
    • When they meet again afterwards, they have pretty much given up pretending: "Crowley" sits up straight, knees together and talks in a higher voice and posher accent than usual, while "Aziraphale" slouches and talks in a lower voice and doesn't sound nearly as posh, to the point that you might not immediately be able to tell who spoke the first line in that scene.
  • Portent of Doom: Aziraphale and Crowley are taken to Heaven and Hell for their respective trials shortly after they see Death in the park.
  • Sequel Hook: Crowley theorizes that the real final battle will be Heaven and Hell fighting together against Earth.
  • Spotting the Thread: Aziraphale notices that Gabriel and Beelzebub seem a little too desperate to have Adam start armageddon, referring to it as "the Great Plan" as if they are desperate to be proven right and thus Aziraphale and Crowley realize that whatever it is, "ineffable" it is not.
    Aziraphale: Excuse me, you keep talking about "the Great Plan."
    Gabriel: Aziraphale, maybe you should just keep your mouth shut.
    Aziraphale: One thing I'm not clear on. Is that the "Ineffable Plan?"
    Beelzebub: The Great Plan! It is written. There shall be a world, and it shall last for 6,000 years and end in fire and flame.
    Aziraphale: Yes, yes that sounds like the Great Plan. Just wondering, is that the Ineffable Plan as well?
    Gabriel: [Beat] Well, they're the same thing.
    Crowley: You don't know!
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Newt saves the day by using his Walking Techbane touch on the computer system launching the nuclear missiles.
  • Undying Loyalty: Crowley and Aziraphale agree that they are neither on Hell or Heaven's side. But their own.
  • Watch the Paint Job: Crowley needs a minute to mourn his Bentley, which succumbs to the flames and explodes.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Shadwell hesitates when he sees that Adam is just a child. Aziraphale takes the gun from his hands, only for him to hesitate too, Tracy wasting their shot.


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