The remarks reference the final scene of the concluding special which took place on a railway platform. In it, Benjamin – Reece Shearsmith’s character who opened the very first series with a visit to his Auntie Val (Gatiss) and Uncle Harvey (Pemberton) – left Royston Vasey by train after regaining control of his body.
“You know, Auntie Val, sometimes you can’t go back… but you can visit,” he said. The electronic platform board announced the arrival of the 9:57 train which it also said terminated at 9:57.
Meanwhile, a hostage stand off involving Tubbs and Edward Tattsyrup concluded with a grisly end for the captives – with Tubbs falling into Papa Lazarou’s “Wife mine”.
Still, if the TV series really does end here, League fans will of course have next year’s live tour to look forward to. The UK-wide performances start on 26th August and run until the end of September.
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