Meanwhile, we are now left with endless speculation as to what it's all about. How does the world of 1982's Ashes to Ashes compare with the world of Sam Tyler's 1973 from Life On Mars?
The one big connection is, of course, Gene Hunt. So who the hell is he?
My theory is - this is Heaven. Cops go to this place when they die.
And Gene Hunt ... is God.
Well, either that, or God's only playing Gene Hunt on TV.
If Sam Tyler and Alex Drake had been mathematicians, the world they'd have landed in would be more like the Open University programmes on BBC2 back in the 1970s, and
That's my theory, anyway. Any takers?
You'll note: I've avoided spoilers, for those poor sods who still haven't seen the last episode. For those who have a long night before them before they get the chance to catch up, just drink up that oxtail soup and keep the Quattro running. :)
Only ... one spoiler. A little one. Ray. In the chippy. Priceless! LOL