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Life On Mars - Last Episode Tonight  
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1595 times:

So don't forget.  Wink

How's it going to end then? As the question goes, is he mad, in a coma or back in time?


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1587 times:

Hes half way through bumping ugly's with that woman copper and wakes up  Smile

Thats what i think will happen, well we reckon he will do something with her just before or during he goes back.

rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1586 times:

I don't think it's going to be anything straightforward. The actual moment of possible return is neither here nor there really, it's how it's all done. The cast keep saying that the ending is fabulous, so let's hope they aren't over-egging it.


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User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1583 times:

Sam finally asks Annie to spend one night in his company. A pivotal scene with Sam and Frank Morgan takes place in a graveyard. Several tombstones shed some light on what might be going on.

As for the ending, a more recent David Bowie single than 'Life On Mars' offers a big hint, if you delve into his early '90s material.

 Wink


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1581 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 3):
Sam finally asks Annie to spend one night in his company. A pivotal scene with Sam and Frank Morgan takes place in a graveyard. Several tombstones shed some light on what might be going on.

That's not really much info though - all that is in the trailer for it, and the trailer isn't going to give anything away. Typical tabloid stuff saying they know what's going to happen three weeks out, when all they've seen is the trailer.



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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1572 times:

I have a strange feeling that it's actually Gene Hunt who ran Sam over in the first place. The reason I think this is from what the acting DCI said last week when Gene was framed for murder. We'll see tonight!

Kieron747


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1570 times:

I'm gonna go with the Wizard Of Oz theory. Gene Hunt's constant references to Sam as a "Dorothy" and that Frank Morgan is the name of the actor who played the Wizard of Oz in that film. He wakes up and Anne is his nurse. Either this or he snuffs it.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1567 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 5):
I have a strange feeling that it's actually Gene Hunt who ran Sam over in the first place.

Hmm. That's an interesting thought. You could be on to something there, though I would imagine they have to be careful what they do if they want to still have Hunt in the proposed spin-off they're talking about.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1565 times:

Doctor Who transports him forward in time to where he belongs  Wink


Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1562 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 8):
Doctor Who transports him forward in time to where he belongs

Yes, indeed. He's going to be the Master, I believe. And incidentally, that episode of Doctor Who on Saturday was absolutely brilliant. Some of the jokes...



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User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
Hmm. That's an interesting thought. You could be on to something there, though I would imagine they have to be careful what they do if they want to still have Hunt in the proposed spin-off they're talking about.

I don't think the spinoff is going to come to anything it could just be an idea they're putting around to keep us guessing.

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 5):
I have a strange feeling that it's actually Gene Hunt who ran Sam over in the first place

That's an interesting idea well we'll now very soon!


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):



Quoting GSM763 (Reply 10):

It was what DCI Frank Morgan said last week... "Hunt wiggled out of it this time." and when he then tells Sam that it won't be long before Hunt receives his come uppance and Sam can "come home."

I can't wait till tonight though, its been a fantastic series. I loved it last week when Sam was trying to get into the murder house using a screwdriver, and then Hunt just kicked the door in! Great!

Kieron747


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 11):
It was what DCI Frank Morgan said last week... "Hunt wiggled out of it this time." and when he then tells Sam that it won't be long before Hunt receives his come uppance and Sam can "come home."

Yes, it's definitely something to do with it. But we don't know whether he's a "good guy" or not yet. Trying to fit up Hunt for a murder doesn't sound like he's on the side of the angels somehow.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

I've just had a look on David Bowie's website and it says:

(we can exclusively reveal) during the closing ten minutes or so of the show, you can expect to hear both the title track and Changes.

Apparently, there is more than a grain of truth in the persistent rumour that an offshoot of the series is to be titled Ashes To Ashes, and that it's going to be based around DCI Gene Hunt in early eighties Brixton.

So basically it's going to revolve around the song Changes.

LYRICS TO CHANGES


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

I was just wondering if there was anything in the original time travel sequence that might be a clue if you re-watch it?



User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 14):

I was just wondering if there was anything in the original time travel sequence that might be a clue if you re-watch it?

Errrrr????? Not the foggiest, mate. Big grin



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User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Well Banco,

What did you make of that?  Wow!


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

I liked it!

Great how they made 21st century life seem so antiseptic compared to the 70's. I'm glad he 'went back' there to rescue the team. All in all I think it was a good conclusion to what could have been a difficult story to find a solution to. The potential to write yourself into a corner must have been immense, and I think they handled it very well.

I'll be getting the DVDs.

Kieron747


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 16):
What did you make of that?

Dunno, really. I'm a bit confused more than anything. Is he now dead, do we think?



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User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 18):
Is he now dead, do we think?

That's what I thought. He jumped off the building so he must have been dead. I guess it was a lesson in life. Go with your heart and do what you want to do no matter what.  Confused


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

Well wasn't he almost clinically brain dead throughout?
Was the final return to 1973 flourish, the subconscious of a falling, then dying man?

I like the way they led us on to a safe, happy, rather obvious conclusion, then trashed it!

No mention of what happened to Sam's 2006 partner, the female copper Maya though, maybe unsaid that she had died then, suggested in episode one/series one, so Sam felt even less need to be back.

I've never had a problem with fiction not having obvious, neat endings.

When I heard that Jimmy Saville was to be in this last one, I thought, 'great yeah, creep me out even more', just a voice-over though.
But then the creepiest of all, in the very final scene, that TestCard Girl switching us (and maybe Sam, at the actual moment of death), off.
My generation remembers that test card, I remember, just, being fascinated by it.


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 20):
Well wasn't he almost clinically brain dead throughout?

Didn't his gravestone say he died in 1891? So really he's been dead all along, the whole time!


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 20):
No mention of what happened to Sam's 2006 partner, the female copper Maya though, maybe unsaid that she had died then, suggested in episode one/series one

You must have missed a recent one. She moved on, telling Sam's subconscious that she had to live her own life.

Quoting GDB (Reply 20):
that TestCard Girl switching us (and maybe Sam, at the actual moment of death), off.

Yes, that's how I thought it must be, you have them saying that they're "losing him", the car drives off into the sunset, then the girl turns it all off.

On reflection, it's probably slightly less ambiguous than I first thought. Sam has to be dying at the end, nothing else makes any sense.

Which IF they do the follow up series mooted, Ashes to Ashes, does raise a question. Would Gene Hunt remember Sam Tyler, or did none of it happen at all?

So they did promise us a spectacular ending, and they did deliver it seems. Just for a moment, I thought it was going to be a weak happy ever after finish, but a look at the clock suggested there was time for a twist, and there certainly was, wasn't there?!

All in all, I'm fairly confident that Life On Mars will go down in the TV annals as a memorable oiece of television. Less is often more, and it'll be just 16 episodes of brilliance. Well done the Beeb for having the courage to commission what must have been a bonkers idea.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Sounds like it IS going to happen, by the way:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6542633.stm

A sequel to TV drama Life on Mars is to be made with the action moving to the 1980s, it has been confirmed.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1406 times:

And here, I think, most questions are answered:

http://blogs.manchestereveningnews.c...7/04/life_on_mars_the_answers.html



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25 Cornish : Yep - remember the barman saying to him in the past that if Sam couldn't feel anything then he was dead. Sam could back then of course. But in the mo
26 Post contains images Banco : And hence concern at the BBC, as a the principal character in one of their flagship dramas commits suicide in front of millions. Think about that for
27 Banco : Ha! A poll of Gene Hunt's best lines resulted as follows: 1. Don’t move, you’re surrounded by armed bastards – 28 per cent 2. He’s got fingers
28 GDB : The series was first mooted in 1999, BBC turned it down, then Channel 4 started to develop it, then dropped it, then BBC picked it up again. (The Offi
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