What did the ending of Ashes to Ashes mean?

The final episode reveals that the Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes world is a form of limbo or purgatory, for “restless dead” police officers. These restless dead include Drake, Sam Tyler and the main characters Gene, Ray, Chris, and Shaz (Montserrat Lombard), all of whom died in violent circumstances.

What happens to Gene Hunt at the end of Ashes to Ashes?

In a bittersweet final visit to Fenchurch East, Gene Hunt – the Guv – was revealed to be a young rookie PC, shot dead on Coronation Day in 1953; the ghost copper buried in a shallow Lancashire grave who has been haunting DI Alex Drake in the final series.

Why did Life on Mars get Cancelled?

On March 2, 2009, it was announced that ABC would not be ordering a second season. The cancellation decision came early enough to allow producers time to wrap up the show’s storyline. The network aired all 17 episodes ordered, with the final episode airing April 1, 2009.

Is Ashes to ashes a sequel to Life on Mars?

Ashes to Ashes is a British television drama series, which serves as a sequel to the 2006 series Life on Mars. It is a Kudos Film & Television production, for the BBC, which was broadcast on BBC One.

Is Gene Hunt an angel?

Finale. During the last episode, Hunt is revealed to be part of a supernatural world, a form of limbo, populated by dead police officers. His role has been described as an “angel”, helping the souls in a place between “earth and heaven” to get where they wanted to be.

Why is Sam Tyler not in Ashes to Ashes?

During Life on Mars’ spin-off, Ashes to Ashes set in 1981, it is revealed that Sam Tyler lived for a further seven years. Tyler later married Annie Cartwright and died in 1980 after unintentionally driving his car into a river while in pursuit of a suspect, from which his body was never recovered.

Should I watch Life on Mars before Ashes to Ashes?

If you don’t watch Life on Mars, you won’t understand Ashes to Ashes. and that would be a shame, because season 3 of Ashes to Ashes is some of the best TV I’ve seen, and it neatly ties up all the mysteries of Mars, creating a satisfying conclusion that is not completely un-guessable but still full of revelations.

Why was Alex Drake after Alison?

She is also the cousin of Alison DiLaurentis. Alex wanted to avenge Charlotte’s murder, and believed the Liars knew who did it which pushed her to become the infamous Uber A. She was also jealous of the life that her twin sister was able to have, while she was abandoned by a rich British family.

Do Annie and Sam get together in Life on Mars?

Who is Gene Hunt in Ashes to Ashes?

The character is portrayed by Philip Glenister in both Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, whereas in the American version he is portrayed by Harvey Keitel. His younger self, also known as the ghost of Gene Hunt, is portrayed by Mason Kayne….

Gene Hunt
Last appearance Ashes to Ashes: Episode 8, series 3

Why did Ashes to Ashes move to London?

“It was really hard finding locations in London. In Manchester it was easier, but London is so developed.” If authentic-looking Eighties locations proved hard to find, they were luckier with human relics of the decade.