The finale of massively prominent parody series Fleabag has been met with excited commendation by fans and pundits, subsequent to airing on Monday night.
The last episode of series two had been profoundly foreseen by watchers – particularly after one of the show’s stars said it won’t return.
The Daily Telegraph said the finale was “a near perfect work of art”, while the Metro considered it a “masterpiece”.
Furthermore, on Twitter, watchers said they were left “heartbroken” that it had finished.
The first series of BBC Three’s Fleabag – communicate in 2016 – was adjusted from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s honor winning play. Waller-Bridge proceeded to win a Bafta and two Royal Television Society Awards for the show.
It returned for the current year for series two, airing on BBC One also, and has enthralled watchers with the title character’s tantalising relationship with a charismatic priest, played by Irish actor Andrew Scott.
Serena Davies, head of culture at the Telegraph, said “it would be hard to overstate what Waller-Bridge has done with Fleabag series two”.
“Her faultlessly paced tragic comedy, or rather her comic tragedy, is a near perfect work of art. It also rips up the rule book.”
She included: “It is hard to think of anything so profound being so lightly told.”
Then, Metro commentator Cydney Yeates called the closure “emotionally satisfying”.
“Fleabag will be heralded triumphant for decades to come, not just for its dark comedy and novelty guinea pig cafe, but for its frank discussions surrounding sex and raw narratives surrounding grief and miscarriage,” she included.
In its audit, the Guardian said the second series “raised the bar so utterly that at times Waller-Bridge’s risks and progression were so impressive all one could do was shake one’s head in appreciation”.
It said two things emerged in the second series – the instances when Fleabag’s trademark breaking of the fourth divider was itself broken, and the “staggering” performances of the new cast individuals.
“Judging by social media chatter and IRL [in real life] conversation, it seems as though many who either did not watch the first series, or who didn’t think it lived up to the hype, have been converted by the second,” the Guardian included.
“The writing; the performances; the verisimilitude. Fleabag will be a tough act for Waller-Bridge to follow.”
The Daily Mail’s Jan Moir named it “absolutely the perfect ending”, adding that Waller-Bridge “gave us a finale that was redemptive, unsentimental and beautiful”.
She included: “Not even a Christmas special? I don’t think we are ready to say goodbye for ever to this wonderful character just yet.”
In the interim, via social media, watchers were likewise left dumbfounded by the completion.
One fan said they were so inspired with one of the character’s speeches in the last scenes, that they “typed it out” and “might even print it out and put it in a frame”.
Others tweeted that they had viewed the last episode twice continuously, and many said the finale had abandoned them in tears.
English actor Samuel Barnett tweeted that Waller-Bridge was his “hero”.
Ian Hyland, the Daily Mirror’s TV pundit, communicated an inclination shared by numerous when he said he would “obviously love a third series”.
In the interim, TV writer and producer Jack Thorne posted a tweet with a line from the finale, including: “Sometimes television is elevated, sometimes in elevates.”
What’s more, Bafta – which granted Waller-Bridge the gong for best female performance in a comedy program in 2017 – called it “short-lived but perfectly formed”.
Prior this week actress Sian Clifford, who plays Fleabag’s sister Claire in the parody, disclosed to BBC Breakfast: “There will not be a third series. This is it.”
Her remarks come after Waller-Bridge told the BBC not long ago that she had contemplated a third series however chose “there isn’t going to be one”.