Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Season 2 of Good Omens.
Good Omens fans around the world, how are we doing?
Wherever you are along the five stages of grief over that beautiful, heart-wrenching end to Season 2, you can’t deny that Neil Gaiman and the team behind Good Omens gave us six episodes chock-full of memorable moments. Many of them are the exact brand of silly, delightful, and quietly moving that we’ve come to know and love on the show, making Good Omens’ second season a fantastic follow-up to the 1990 novel.
So, as a way to appreciate the team’s hard work and partly as a coping mechanism, let’s take a look at the best moments from Good Omens Season 2.
Aziraphale and Crowley Meet
The opening of Good Omens Season 2 is an immediate treat. We get to see a time before The Beginning, just as pre-fall Crowley is creating the universe.
Not only is this scene a visual delight, but it’s also an important piece of Aziraphale and Crowley’s 6,000-year history. We get to see how they meet and how, despite their disagreements, they instinctively protect each other.
It also gives us a glimpse of how and why Crowley fell from Heaven and hints at the kind of power and authority he once had.
Muriel on Earth
Muriel, a low-ranking angel sent to Earth for the very first time, arrives at Aziraphale’s bookshop — and our hearts — in episode 3.
They’re an adorable, precious character on their own, but there’s something about Aziraphale’s indulgent little smile at their not-so-covert investigating and Crowley’s gentleness with them that’s so, so special.
At the end of the season, Muriel is tasked to take care of Aziraphale’s bookshop. And while him leaving his beloved books (and beloved demon) behind is still very painful, it would be fun to see how Muriel does in her new role next season.
The Apology Dance and the Ineffable Husbandry of It All
Long-term partners often develop a language and rituals of their own, and Aziraphale and Crowley’s apology dance is an extremely cute, very healthy example that is unexpected but also very them. The entire sequence — from Crowley’s dramatic “I’m back” to Aziraphale’s satisfied “very nice” — is a husbandry showcase.
Season 2 is full of little moments like this between our favorite Ineffable Husbands, and I fear that Crowley cleaning up the bookshop, getting Aziraphale a sherry in the pub, and sitting on the arm of Aziraphale’s chair are all tattooed onto my brain. The two even have a metal puppy together in the form of the Bentley, which may or may not have Aziraphale as its favorite parent.
What Makes Crowley Happy
In Season 1, Aziraphale lets Crowley rescue him from execution and clean the paint-gun stains off his coat. He could’ve miracled his way out of both problems on his own, but his expression when Crowley helps him says it all, as Gaiman confirms: It’s the happiest Aziraphale can be.
In Season 2, when Nina urges Aziraphale to make his own plans and stand up for himself instead of waiting for Crowley, Aziraphale says: “I am, but rescuing me makes him so happy.”
A Father-Son Fruit Off
When news of Ty Tennant, son of the actor who embodies Crowley, being cast for Season 2 broke earlier this year, there was a lot of speculation over what role he would play.
Nobody outside of production would have guessed that he would go on to play Ennon, son of Job and the first biblical nepo baby. David had no idea his son was cast until after shooting began, but we can imagine how much fun they had having a fruit-off on set, with Ennon openly flirting with Aziraphale in front of Crowley.
Minor note: She is the most precious nepo baby of all.
The Book of Job flashback is crucial for two things: Aziraphale questions and, ultimately, thwarts the will of God for the very first time, and Crowley begins to let his walls down just a tiny bit around Aziraphale.
Saving the children and tricking the angels together would be the first of many, many collaborations, but there’s something about the ending scene that absolutely breaks me: an angel and a demon on a makeshift bench who go along with Heaven and Hell, respectively, as far as they can — lonely, but together.
Faith, Trust, and a Little Zombie Dust
Many fans have theorized what happened after Crowley’s casual, devastatingly charming “Lift home?” after the 1941 church scene in Season 1, but none of us could have prepared for the magic show to end all magic shows.
Unable to perform miracles in front of an expectant audience, Aziraphale works a different kind of magic: He puts a gun in the hands of a sworn enemy and trusts that he won’t shoot him.
There’s plenty to love in this minisode, from Crowley’s GI impression to the undead Nazis getting their due, but it’s Aziraphale’s quiet, “I knew you’d come through for me. You always do” that’s especially enchanting.
Crowley Back in Heaven
Crowley’s signature strut in Heaven — clad in the grays and golds of Archangels — is a sight to behold, and it’s a scene that holds a lot of new information.
For starters, we learn that Crowley, with his golden teeth, nails, and tattoo, looks good in heaven. Not very surprising. But we also learn that he probably ranked really high, given that he knew all the passwords only accessible to thrones, dominions, and higher-ranked angels, on top of being able to create galaxies, stop time, manipulate weather, and resurrect someone.
All he tells Muriel is that he hasn’t always been a demon, so it opens up a lot of room for lore to hopefully be explored in Season 3.
The Ineffable Divorce
Yes, that final scene hurts. And it will hurt for a while. But man, is it such a good scene.
The confession! The kiss! Aziraphale’s desperate “I need you!” Crowley’s defeated “It’s too late… It’s always too late” at the end! The religious trauma at the heart of it all! Michael Sheen and David Tennant play their roles so, so masterfully that no matter how painful the final scene is, it’s easily one of the strongest moments of Good Omens.
Ineffable Bureaucracy Is Canon
And finally, to a heartwarming moment that validated a legion of fans.
The last episode was devastating for shippers of the Ineffable Husbands. But, it was a win for the Ineffable Bureaucracy truthers, who persevered despite the lack of interaction between Beelzebub and Gabriel in Season 1, to finally see them fall in love via flashbacks in Season 2.
Beelzebub’s “I just found something that mattered more to me than choosing sides” is sweet, but so is the hand Aziraphale puts on Crowley’s arm in reaction and the look Crowley gives to Aziraphale after suggesting Alpha Centauri as the new couple’s destination.
What’s your favorite moment from Season 2? Sound off in the comments, and let’s cope together.