The new season of the comedian’s dark comedy series was released on Netflix on Friday (January 14), but fans are still reviewing its final scenes.
Viewers were left feeling quite emotional ahead of the finale – although some were still confused as to what the ending meant.
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The ending scene of Afterlife season three sees Gervais’ character Tony leave the Tambury Fair with his late wife, Lisa (Kerry Godliman), and their dog Brandy (Anti).
The lovers hold hands, but Lisa gradually separates. Just then, Brandy disappeared followed by Tony.
This led many to speculate that Tony died by suicide following the death of his wife.
However, Gervais, who also writes the show, revealed this is not the case in an interview with Digital espionage.
When asked what the ending meant, Gervais said: “It’s just that life goes on, you know? When we were all dead and buried, that field was still there, the Tambury Fair was still going, that tree was still there, and it was basically said that we all die, but no must today. “
He continued: “That’s what the ending is saying. ‘We all die, but not today’. Enjoy it while you can, life is finite. Whenever you are born, and whenever you die, it’s all over. So enjoy every little bit of it.
“You don’t last for 13 and a half billion years, then you have 80-90 years if you’re lucky, and then you die, never to exist again. So all you have is experience and then you die and get buried and forgotten. ”
Gervais also confirmed that the third season is the last because he thinks “it was the right decision artistically”.
Right now, I’m 99% sure this will happen,” he continued. “I don’t think I can top that ending. And it is not the end. It is there forever. It will always be around. “
Since the third and final part was released, viewers have given the same demand thanks to a hilarious scene in episode five – to the point where the streaming service was forced to step in.
Afterlife available to stream on Netflix.
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