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We Need To Talk About THAT Moment In The Good Omens Season 2 Finale

We Need To Talk About THAT Moment In The 'Good Omens' Season 2 Finale

David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale
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Is queer love on the horizon for the demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale?

Editor's note: this article contains spoilers for the final episode of Good Omens season two.

The first season of Good Omens was a feel-good tour de force that left us wanting more — especially more queer storylines and characters — and thankfully season two delivers in big ways!

After saving the world from the apocalypse at the end of season one, the new season begins with our favorite angel and demon living on Earth. Michael Sheen’s Aziraphale is spending time in his cozy bookshop, while David Tennant’s Crowley is living out of his car and downing copious amounts of espresso. But the peace is short lived because before long they are being thrust into a new adventure. This time around the pals are forced to hide the archangel Gabriel — played by a returning John Hamm — who shows up on their doorstep with no memory and no clothes.

Much like the initial run of episodes, the new season is full of whirlwind adventure, madcap comedy, quirky characters, and a cozy atmosphere you want to sink into. The show also seems to have realized that its true strength lies not in apocalyptic prophecies, but in the relationship between our two leads.

David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale

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Fans began shipping the wayward demon and angel the minute season one dropped because of the fantastic chemistry between Tennant and Sheen, and as season two trucks along the pair’s romantic interest in each other feels less and less like just a figment of shippers’ imaginations.

The witty banter and light flirtations feel even more pronounced this season, perhaps because Crowley seems to be calling Aziraphale “angel” far more often or because our favorite odd couple spend part of the season trying to make a love connection between two of their lesbian neighbors — yay for more LGBTQ+ characters!

Over the course of the show we watch the duo go from frenemies to genuine companions who rely on and trust each other more than anyone else. By the time the second season is wrapping up, Crowley has become more empathetic and open with his emotions and Aziraphale has become less rigid and more willing to break the rules.

While Crowley and Aziraphale’s romantic relationship was all subtext in season one, this season it becomes text and we couldn’t be happier.

David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale having drinks.

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Ok, it’s time to talk about *that* scene, so prepare for MAJOR spoilers for the finale episode!

After disaster is averted on Earth yet again, The Metatron strolls into the bookshop and tells Aziraphale that he wants him to take over as the leader of heaven. At the same time, the friendly lesbians from across the way convince Crowley that he needs to be honest about his feelings toward the loveable angel.

Aziraphale blurts out his good news forcing a reluctant Crowley to finally admit his true feelings while he visibly holds back tears. “We don’t need heaven, we don’t need hell. They’re toxic,” the demon says. “We need to get away from them and just be an us.” But sadly Aziraphale is unwilling to reciprocate the feelings so he tries to convince Crowley to join him in heaven so they can stay together.

And then it happens.

Crowley grabs Aziraphale by the lapels and kisses him and for a second we thought all of our collective dreams were coming true. Instead, Aziraphale breaks away and says “I forgive you” and a wounded Crowley responds with “don’t bother.”

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Although it broke our gay hearts to see Crowley and Aziraphale go their separate ways, we have to give a begrudging respect to the creators for daring to end the season this way. Now we’re just keeping our fingers crossed we get a third season so we can finally see these two get the ineffable love story they deserve.

Season one was such a fun and heartwarming show that it seemed unlikely the creators would be able to capture the magic a second time — especially because they no longer had a book to base it on — but they pulled it off. Despite the sad ending, the season is full of joyful moments, hilarious characters (both new and old) and the kind of fun adventures you expect our lovable characters to get mixed up in.

All episodes of Good Omens season two are available on Prime Video now.

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.