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BBC Two's Mum finale dubbed a "perfect" ending by fans

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

Note: tweets contained in the article feature strong language.

BBC sitcom Mum wrapped up its third and final series tonight (June 19) with one last collection of subtle quips and family drama.

The family got together to get the house ready for Derek's (Ross Boatman) birthday party, with all the tensions you can expect. Oh, and Kelly (Lisa McGrillis) drops the bombshell that she and Jason (Sam Swainsbury) are expecting a baby.

Jason, meanwhile, seems more concerned that his phone drops straight from 50% down to 20%.

Cathy (Lesley Manville) had a personal triumph, as she finally openly admitted that Michael (Peter Mullan) is her partner, and told Pauline (Dorothy Atkinson) to go f**k herself.

After a dreadful pep talk from Jason ("you're so confused, you don't even know you're confused"), Cathy decided she didn't want to play hostess with the family and ran off with Michael, some booze and a bag of crisps to go do... who knows what in the bushes.

It was a suitably subtle ending to the show, and while viewers were sad to say goodbye, they thought it was a great send-off.

Writer Stefan Golaszewski, who also created BBC Three's Him & Her, previously explained why this was the perfect time to end the series.

He told Digital Spy: "The story’s finished. It’s a bit like Him & Her, really [which wrapped after four series]. I set off with an idea of where these characters were going at the start, and the journey that they should go on.

"So once that journey comes to its natural conclusion, the story’s finished. I mean, you could carry it on, I suppose, but you’d be doing it for all the wrong reasons. I didn’t want to flog it for the sake of it, and I don’t think that would be a very kind thing to do the audience, either. If there isn’t a story to tell, don’t tell it."

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