The clue to the ending of 'Good Omens' may have been right in front of us all along with the baby switch
In a classic switcheroo that goes wrong, The Antichrist is delivered to the wrong family. Was that the clue all along?
Spoiler alert for 'Good Omens'
In the first episode of Neil Gaiman's Amazon Prime series 'Good Omens', the Antichrist (the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Spawn of Satan and Lord of Darkness) is finally delivered to his parents by the demon Crowley (played by David Tennant).
On the big night, the Chattering Order of St. Beryl, a satanic order of nuns who are tasked with switching a baby with the Antichrist, are preparing for the big task at hand. They are ready to switch the Dark Lord's child with the child of the US Ambassador (played by Nick Offerman). But in a classic switcheroo that goes wrong, Satan's child is delivered to the wrong set of parents.
According to the plan, the Antichrist is supposed to be delivered to the US Ambassador's family. However, at the last minute, the Chattering Order of St. Beryl have to also admit a pregnant Deidre Young (played by Sian Brooke), who is expecting early.
So when Crowley delivers the baby to Sister Loquacious (played by Nina Sosanya), he instructs her to take the baby to room number three — having met the father at the gates of the church, who he thinks is the US Ambassador, but is really Arthur Young (played by Daniel Mays), a regular civilian. And therefore, according to the instructions she gets, Sister Loquacious hands the baby over in room number 3, which means that the Antichrist goes to a regular family from the small village of Lower Tadfield, Oxfordshire.
Sister Loquacious then suggests that the child be named Warlock — the code name for the Antichrist. But the Youngs, being a simple family from Tadfield, want a simple, regular name for their son. And decide on Adam (played by Sam Taylor Buck). At the same time, the other nuns who are assisting the Ambassador's wife (played by Jill Winternitz) suggest she name her son Warlock, thinking that he is the Antichrist.
So now Adam, who is the real Antichrist, has gone to live in a regular, loving family in Tadfield. And Warlock, who in reality is just a regular child, is sent off with the Ambassador's family. Under the assumption that he has rightly delivered the baby to the US Ambassador, Crowley and Aziraphale (played by Michael Sheen) together now put their plan of sabotaging the Armageddon into motion.
And here is where we think the creators hint the end of 'Good Omens'. Through the hour-long six episodes, we see the duo race against time to stop the Armageddon from happening. However, we think it was never going to happen.
The fact that the Antichrist is named Adam — the name of the first male on Earth who set the beginning of humanity in motion — is the biggest clue. Similarly, towards the end of 'Good Omens', when the Armageddon is successfully sabotaged, humanity gets a second chance — a rebirth, if you may — at the hands of (a new) Adam! Our theory is, the end of the world never happens because we had an "Adam" at the helm of it.
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