It only seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the return of Derry Girls for a second series. Since then, the Channel 4 sitcom hasn't let us down, continuing the hilarious form it showed in its maiden series in 2018.
Alas, after the penultimate episode aired last night, it means we only have one more chance to get a glimpse into the world of Erin, Clare and the rest before, hopefully, a third series hits our screens.
While the show is never short on laughs, it's the emotional and poignant moments created by writer Lisa McGee that really resonate with the audience and last night had such instances in spades.
First, we saw that Orla had asked Granda Joe to be her date to the prom because, as she explained: "he's the fella I like the most."
— Valkyrie (@Valkyri98134550) April 2, 2019
Orla from Derry Girls asking her wee Granda to her prom has me in floods of tears 😭😭
has me thinking away about my wee Granda, my actual heart ❤️❤️
— eirinn mccool (@eirinnmccool) April 2, 2019
Today's #DerryGirls thoughts: Orla explaining her prom date thought process absolutely did not make me cry. Better get dusting in here, I guess....
— Clare Worley (@clareworley) April 2, 2019
Orla and Granda Joe just made me cry!
‘Everyone said you have to ask a fella you really like, and he’s the fella I like the most.’
— Stephie (@Steffols) April 2, 2019
Then, we saw that Erin had been stood up by 'the biggest ride' in Derry, only for James to turn up and save the day, à la Ross Geller.
— Angie 🦋🌈🦸🏼♂️💙 (@redgirlang) April 2, 2019
— Megan (@molivem28) April 2, 2019
Actor Dylan Llewellyn, who plays James, also got in on the Twitter act...
— Dylan Llewellyn (@Djllewellyn) April 2, 2019
Finally, the show pulled it out of the bag once again at the end when we saw the people of Derry celebrating the announcement of an IRA ceasefire, thus bringing peace to the city. The moment appeared to really reach home, with a number of people calling on the UK Parliament to take note, amid the current Brexit chaos.
They should show the last 5 minutes of that episode of #DerryGirls in parliament, so the deluded fools might get even the faintest whiff of why it’s so important to the people of the north that hard-won peace is protected, Brexit be damned.
— Niecy O'Keeffe (@NiecyOKeeffe) April 2, 2019
Every week I think #DerryGirls couldn't possibly get any better and every week I'm proven wrong. Tonight's episode was extraordinary and a powerful reminder - particularly for all those who don't know - how important the peace process was and how it cannot be taken for granted.
— Patrick Kelleher (@paddykell) April 2, 2019
Not sure what made me more emotional - Orla taking Granda Joe to prom because he was the only man she really liked, James turning up to take Erin, or the ending with the adults celebrating peace. Just brilliant. #DerryGirls
— Elizabeth ⚡ (@strengthtodream) April 2, 2019
If the second last episode triggered this much of a reaction, we're dying to see what Lisa has in store for us next week. Announce series three now, please.