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08th Feb 2018

Why everyone is saying the final episode of Derry Girls is absolute class

That's it done 'n' dusted for another series.

Gillian Fitzpatrick

A ‘Big Shop, ‘a ‘dark load’ and ‘step aerobics’ – the opening scenes of the final episode of Derry Girls were certainly full of delightful Nineties #throwback references.

And it only got better as the finale progressed. Indeed, a whole host of fans have taken to social media in the aftermath to state that the concluding episode was the best yet.

Yes, the Channel 4 hit is done ‘n’ dusted until series 2 (which – alas! – hasn’t started filming yet) – but it certainly went out with a serious bang.

With classics such as “you can’t move for lesbians – it’s wall-to-wall lesbians,” it had heaps of tongue-in-cheek jokes.

Otherwise, the Nineties chunes in the episode included Let’s Talk About Sex, Girls And Boys, and Push It. That and an incredible performance of Like A Prayer by Orla McCool defiantly took place in front of her classmates.

However, in the last moments of the sixth episode, the show took a more poignant turn – interspersing the frivolity of a school talent show with the tragedy of a bombing in which 12 people died.

Derry Girls – we salute you.