Fans of Catastrophe have praised the acclaimed sitcom, after it included a tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher in its last ever episode.
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s award-winning sitcom aired its final episode last night (February 12), but opted to go out with an unexpected ending that few would have seen coming.
In the episode, Sharon and Rob arrived on their holiday to Boston to discover that Rob’s mum Mia, a role previously played by Fisher, had died suddenly.
As Rob rushed home to organise her funeral, the couple were forced into a series of bleakly comedic meetings with Rob’s family – before it culminated with him reuniting with his alcoholic father at Mia’s funeral.
Far from being a time for mourning, the funeral scene saw Rob reading a series of brilliant extracts from one of Mia’s lost letters that saw her savagely criticising US VP Mike Pence.
Although we’re loath to reveal too much more, there was a lot of praise for the way in which Fisher’s character was sent off.
“Full on weeping on the dart watching the last episode ever of
#Catastrophe So sad the show is at an end! Thank you @robdelaney & @SharonHorgan for another incredible series & a fitting tribute to Carrie Fisher,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another said: “Carrie Fisher would’ve LOVED the sweary Mike Pence speech.”
In 2017, Horgan hailed Fisher’s enduring comic talents, after she passed away following a mid-air heart attack in December 2016.
“She was funny all the time. She was incredibly witty company and loved saying asshole-y things to everyone, but also was just a really kind, lovely, supportive person. We feel very privileged and honoured to have known her,” said Horgan.