CATASTROPHE fans were left “in tears” this evening as the final ever episode of the Channel 4 series aired.
The 35-minute episode paid poignant tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, who played Rob [Rob Delaney’s] mum Mia in the comedy show.
It kicked off with Rob being told that his mother had died, with Carrie herself passing away in December 2016.
The character then delivered a politically-charged eulogy on the beach in honour of his mum – with viewers at home commenting that acting legend Carrie would have loved the unconventional speech.
In the eulogy, Rob read out an email that Mia had sent to her friend Sally before dying.
It read: “I heard about these babies, their spines are like corkscrews but once they have these surgeries it’s beautiful…
“I wouldn’t have to do it at all if the government gave a rat’s a** about disabled kids. They’d be happy to throw them out the window.
“I bet Mike Pence sends his Sundays throwing disabled kids out of windows. Looks like he would, that f***ing microwaved-apple looking a** mother******.”
Reacting to the shock scene, one fan wrote: “Carrie Fisher would’ve LOVED the sweary Mike Pence speech.”
Another tweeted: “Carrie Fisher would’ve laughed like a drain at that funeral scene. Spot on.”
A third said: “The funeral scene sums Carrie Fisher up perfectly.
“She hated Pence and would have loved the extremely accurate description of Pence.”
The show previously marked Carrie’s death with a touching in memoriam tribute during the closing credits of season three’s 2017 finale.
Meanwhile, viewers were left on tenterhooks as Rob’s wife Sharon discovered that she was pregnant, with the couple seemingly on the verge of a split as the tense episode drew to an end.
Thankfully the pair managed to make amends just before the credits rolled.
Flocking to social media as the episode ended, viewers shared their reaction to the tense last ever episode of the show.
One wrote: “Oh my god! That was the PERFECT end to the perfect show that is #Catastrophe! I’m in floods.”
Another tweeted: “Final @catastrophe_tv giving me all the feels. That’s real emotion can’t believe it’s over #catastrophe”.
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Actor Rob previously admitted that he and his co-star Sharon Horgan opted to end the series after four seasons to avoid the risk of making any “bad episodes”.
He told Digital Spy at the time: “We have said what we’ve wanted to say and we don’t want to make bad episodes or bad series of it. We’re very proud of it.
“We don’t want to overdo it. I have in me four series worth of stuff to say about the early years of a relationship and a marriage and raising young kids.
“I don’t have more than that, and I wouldn’t want to pretend that I did just so I could buy another Lamborghini.”
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