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Good, but not great, and completely unnecessary.
on 27 January 2007
There's 2 big problems with this episode. First of all is it's length. It's clear that the writers didn't know what to do with the characters for 70 minutes. They knew they had to give them a happy ending, repaying off their debts and have Cassandra give birth to a kid, But that's barely discussed until about an hour in. Instead, we get a story that Marlene's gone missing, which, while entertaining in places, doesn't seem to do much for the plot overall (particularly when we find out the reason why she's been missing).
The other big problem is, while the Trotters are given a happy ending, it all seems a bit tame to the perfectly-ended 'Time on Our Hands', where Del and Rodney get everything they ever asked for and more. In this episode, while there's a new baby in the house, essentially they're in the same position they were in for the whole series, meaning that they haven't ultimately progressed that much over from the show's beginning to end.
While worth one watch, for a few good moments (Trigger's still on top form, in particualar), it certainly wasn't worth the revival. The series should have stopped when they became miwwionaires!