Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Ashes to Ashes

Someone on my f-list was discussing the theory that Gene Hunt and Jim Keats are psychopomps - entities who have the job of escorting souls through death. And that they barely knew what they are, or remember and forget, but know that they are both of a kind. I have stupidly forgotten which friend it was. In any case, I think this idea is quite well entrenched in the third seasons of Ashes to Ashes, and in this week's episode Keats played the role unambiguously, guiding a dying woman's passing.

I like it that they may both be powerful spiritual beings, and that they are enemies, but neither of them is evil. I suppose Keats may turn out to be evil, and what he was doing was consuming the woman's energy or something rather than easing her passing. I hope not. Also, I hope nothing like this is ever made quite explicit. I'm sure it won't be.

Speaking of things never made explicit, did you see the graffiti Alex was looking at on the underpass:

Gene
(Heart)
Sam


I'm such an idiot fangirl because that gave me a massive tingly thrill.

And just as I was about to hit 'post' I see rozk has just posted a similar chain of thought about Hunt and Keats, though she argues that Keats is Lucifer, and you could make a case for that. And Lucifer is an ambiguous figure.
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