'Derry Girls' is over for another season but what a crackin' finale it was. While we were sad to see them go, Channel 4 was good enough to not leave us hanging too long and announced in the closing credits that a third season was on the way. Given the reaction to the show so far and the number of viewers it is clocking up, they would have been mad not to.
Last night's season two finale saw the people of Derry preparing for the historic visit of President Bill Clinton back in 1995. Ma Mary was busy cleaning the house from top to bottom in case Bill "took a notion" and decided to drop by, while granda Joe was determined he would outdo uncle Colm by meeting the US president so was trying to tap into the CIA radio feeds.
Meanwhile, James's mother and her eyebrows returned to bring her son back to England, but thankfully Michelle was having none of it telling him he was a Derry girl now and couldn't leave: "It doesn’t matter that you’ve got that stupid accent or that your bits are different to my bits, because being a Derry girl, well it’s a f**kin state of mind."
For a moment it looked like James was going anyways but thankfully in the final moments, he returned to his heartbroken friends shouting that he was a Derry girl!
I AM A DERRY GIRL!!! #iamaderrygirl
— Dylan Llewellyn (@Djllewellyn) April 9, 2019
— Sonia 🌺 (@bru1ant) April 9, 2019
And it was joyous altogether. The gang skipped off through the city of Derry to Caribbean Blue by Enya with the voice of Bill Clinton's famous speech in the background declaring the timely message:
"Standing here in front of the Guild Hall, looking out over these historic walls, I see a peaceful city, a safe city, a hopeful city, full of young people that should have a peaceful and prosperous future here where their roots and families are. That is what I see today with you."
— Andrea (@andiecast) April 10, 2019
In absolute bits at #DerryGirls. Was in the Guildhall with my daddy as a three year old and was lifted over to crowd to shake Clinton's hand. His words still resonate today, we need a lasting peace and we can't let anything jeopardize it. pic.twitter.com/YfbSTMDeyC
— Aoife (@aoifemon) April 9, 2019
#DerryGirls isn’t just one of the funniest, sweetest and most perceptive shows on television; at this moment in the history of the relationship between Britain and Ireland, it’s one of the most important @LisaMMcGee @Channel4 pic.twitter.com/7BY5qbk78J
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) April 9, 2019
And there's a third season on the way! Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, said: "At a time of great uncertainty about the future of the country thank God we have one unequivocally good piece of news to look forward to: the Derry Girls will be back to make our lives a bit brighter and more fun."
Lisa McGee, writer of 'Derry Girls', said: "I love writing this show and I'm so thrilled to be able to continue the Derry Girls story, thank you Channel 4, Erin and the eejits live to fight another day!"
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) April 9, 2019
— Siobhán THE NORTH IS NEXT McSweeney (@siobhni) April 9, 2019
— Louisa Harland (@louisa_harland) April 9, 2019
Big round of Applause for @LisaMMcGee for creating yet another amazing series of #DerryGirls tune in on @channel4 tonight at 9pm for the series fanaile , @carsonlennox has done a seriously special job of this one 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Thank for watching , we love you guys ✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/lGM1gfV86L
— Saoirse-Monica Jackson (@SaoirseJackson) April 9, 2019
Thanks to all Derry Girls wherever ya are. Thanks @LisaMMcGee @Auntyjesus @carsonlennox @siobhni @SaoirseJackson @louisa_harland @nicolacoughlan @JamieLeeOD @Djllewellyn & all the cast crew x see ya next year xxx pic.twitter.com/OZTzzgfGNi
— TaraLynneONeill (@TaraLynneONeil1) April 9, 2019
And for your listening pleasure...
— rorymcevoy (@rorymcevoy) April 9, 2019