What happened at the end of Ricky Gervais' After Life season 1?

23 April 2020, 09:59 | Updated: 23 April 2020, 10:11

Watch the original trailer for Ricky Gervais' After Life series

Ahead of the release of the second season of the Netflix dark comedy, remind yourself what happened at the end of season 1.

Ricky Gervais' After Life was an instant hit, with the Netflix show garnering famous fans in the likes of Liam Gallagher.

Now it's almost time for the second season of the dark comedy - which stars Gervais as widower Tony - to return to our screens, but can you remember what happened in the first?

Remind yourself of the main plot points of After Life season 1 and recap on how it ends ahead of the season 2 premiere this Friday.


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Ricky Gervais and Penelope Wilton in After Life
Ricky Gervais and Penelope Wilton in After Life season 1. Picture: Netflix

What happened at the end of After Life season 1?

After Life season 1 episode five ends with Tony (Gervais) taking on a new lease of life after his chat with the widow (Penelope Wilton). Following a run of very dark and self-destructive behaviour, which includes threatening a child with a hammer and giving his drug buddy Julian (Tim Pestler) enough money to overdose, Tony realises that he can't do everything on his own terms.

His colleague Sandy (Mandeep Dhillon) gets emotional in the office, begging him to be happy because it's breaking her heart. Tony agrees to make a change for the better and we see him go to comfort sex worker Roxy (Roisin Conaty) who is mourning the loss of Julian.

What will happen in After Life season 2?

A synopsis, which features on IMDb reads: "In series 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down."Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?"

READ MORE: Ricky Gervais thanks fans for tributes after death of his pet cat Ollie

After Life - Season 2 Official Trailer - Netflix


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