Top Gear, once again, has bowed out with a monumentally fun show. Poking fun at everything and everyone, Clarkson, May and Hammond smashed, revved and snorted… and sailed closer to the wind than possibly ever before. Knuckles whitened through tension and fear of bumbling into jokes just too dodgy.
However, for all the fun of the advertising skit, which saw May and Clarkson showing off videos of bleeding arm stumps, funerals and more, it was the last sequence that has people chattering nervously like bipolar fathers outside a courthouse.
You see, there was something incredibly final about the last in the series. Will Top Gear be returning at all?
The last shots featured Jeremy Clarkson reviewing an Aston Martin in a cryptic, almost entirely wordless segment. Clarkson, as somber as we’ve ever seen him, looked at the Aston Martin like the closing of a chapter, like petrol cars of its type, along with economic pressures and safety concerns growing, would see an end to driving as we know it.
He then closed with: “This feels like an ending.”