We’ve seen that Crowley and Aziraphale have been friends for many centuries. The half-hour opener to Good Omens Episode 3 shows just how much they’re willing to do for each other.
Good Omens Episode 3 gave us a half-hour open that was a complete divergent from the novel. But it was certainly necessary. We got scenes that had been inferred throughout the novel but were shown instead of told in the series. Who would have thought it would take 30 minutes to get to the credits but feel like it was only five?
It all starts with Adam and Eve leaving the Garden of Eden with flaming sword in hand, thanks to Aziraphale. After that, we’re taken through the ages to see just what the two are willing to do for each other. Crowley manages to save Aziraphale from the guillotine in the 18th century, while Aziraphale finally agrees to get holy water for Crowley, despite it being suicidal for the demon.
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There are various important moments included in the moments, such as the first performance of Hamlet, the French Revolution, and the death of Christ. But the moments are all just in the background, leaving us to understand the events based on the sounds in the background and the discussion between angel and demon.
In fact, the purpose of the moments is purely to see the way the two may be on opposite sides but they’re also friends. The moments pull the two together more, leading to the point of them trying to prevent the apocalypse.
In the present day, the Courier Man manages to find Famine. This isn’t quite as good as the book, but it’s enough to let us know that the second Motorcyclist of the Apocalypse is in the game. And it was fun to see The Originals‘ Yusuf Gatewood in the role. He’s nothing like I pictured but in an excellent way.
For Crowley and Aziraphale, we learn that the two “army of helpers” really just rely on the witchfinder — well, witchfinders now that Pulsifer has joined the ranks. However, the two are growing apart. Crowley offers to run away with Aziraphale when they realize that there’s no stopping the apocalypse, but Aziraphale doesn’t want to leave, even pushing his only friend away.
Meanwhile, the apocalypse has started. Anathema gives Adam some reading material about how bad nuclear power stations are and about protecting the environment, leading to our little Antichrist literally blowing up a nuclear power station without even realizing it.
Welcome to the End Times.
What did you think of the trip through the ages? What was your favorite moment of Good Omens Episode 3? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Good Omens is available to stream in full on Amazon Prime Video, free with your Prime membership.