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People Were Absolutely Astounded After Last Night's Derry Girls Finale

People Were Absolutely Astounded After Last Night's Derry Girls Finale
By Gary Connaughton Updated

And so one of the most iconic shows ever produced on this island has come to an end.

We have known for quite a while that this would be the last season of Derry Girls, but that doesn't mean we were prepared to say goodbye to it when last night's final episode aired.

The third season has been an absolute triumph, meaning expectations were as we waited to see where creator Lisa McGee would sign off with Erin, Michelle, Orla, Clare, and the rest of the crew. As always it didn't disappoint.

With spoilers ahead, here is a look back at the best moments and how the viewers to what was a particularly hilarious and poignant from the girls and boys of Derry.

***WARNING: Spoilers for Derry Girls finale ahead***

The hour long special had two main focuses. Set a year after Tuesday's heartbreaking end to the scheduled episodes of season 3, the cast returned just as Northern Ireland were about to go to the ballot boxes to decide on the referendum for the Good Friday Agreement.

The most complex of issues, the characters in the show tried to undress the various complexities of the issues at hand in their own unique way.

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All of this was taking part while Erin and Orla were planning their 18th birthday, which predictably turned out to be a bit of a disaster.

The party did get going eventually, leading to Tommy Tiernan producing some of the most iconic dance moves that the tiles have ever seen.

While there was plenty of comic relief on show, this was probably the most emotional episode of Derry Girls that we have been treated to. It perfectly summed up the complicated nature of the conflict in Northern Ireland and just how vital the Good Friday Agreement was despite many people questioning some aspects of it at the time.

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This was perhaps best summed up by Granda Joe, who provided us with an absolute tearjerker of a response when asked by Erin what if they got this vote wrong. You'll want the tissues for this one.

When the characters did take to the polls to cast their ballots, we were met with some remarkable shots.

This one of Liam Neeson, who played a policeman in the show, was incredibly striking.

We were then given perhaps the shot of the year, as two generations of the people of Northern Ireland moved towards what everyone hoped would be a better future.

Chelsea Clinton even popped up at the end for an unlikely cameo, giving a nod back to an episode in the show's second season.

It was a brilliant end to an incredible show.

As many laughs as we have had over the last four years, this episode was about much more than that. With all the political unrest currently going on in the UK, it was a timely reminder of how far Northern Ireland has come over the last two decades or so and how that progress cannot be lost.

There was a consistent theme coming from those who watched last night's finale.

A strong message and a fitting end to Derry Girls.

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