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“Killing Eve” Season 4 Finale, Explained: A Stray Bullet Buries a Queer Character on TV — Yet Again

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In episode 6 of Killing Eve ’s fourth (and final) season, Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh) reunite, briefly, after the former is released from prison. Upset that Eve turned her in, Villanelle asks why she did it. “I thought locking you away might be good for me,” Eve replies. In true slow-burn fashion, we don’t really get an answer, even when Villanelle prompts, “Was it?” 

And that encapsulates a lot of what didn’t work in this final season of the once-thrilling Killing Eve . There wasn’t a lot left to say, which led to scenes and conversations that felt repetitive. Would-be juicy character moments just kind of cut off before the interesting bits, because the now-thin (and more straightforward revenge) plot had to be stretched across eight episodes. 

Honestly, I probably should’ve locked this show away at the end of season three. It definitely would’ve been good for me. But I didn’t. Instead I watched all of season four — finale included — and I’m now lamenting how I spent my time. But at least I can spare you the watch; here’s what went wrong in that final episode of Killing Eve — spoilers ahead.

What Is the “Bury Your Gays” Trope?

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Stylish and over-the-top, Killing Eve was never going to have a grounded or simple send-off. After all, this is the show that gave us Villanelle stuffing herself into a suitcase; kills that involved paprika and chalk dust and clown costumes; and the first season’s many perfect moments — be it the infamous kitchen scene, where Eve is held at knifepoint by her gift-giving stalker, or the finale, in which Eve stabs Villanelle — in bed. 

BBC America described the show’s final outing as “a messy, nuanced and totally glorious series finale.” And it’s certainly one of those adjectives. As a fan, I wish that weren’t the case. As a writer, I feared I’d be penning one of two things: an article tied to the “queerbaiting” discourse, or another revolving around the “bury your gays” trope. For this sapphic show, it’s the latter. 

If you’ve never heard of the “bury your gays” trope , or the larger conversation surrounding the queer representation that it reflects, let me fill you in. The “bury your gays” trope — also known as “dead lesbian syndrome” because of the sheer number of queer women it effects — has roots in end-of-the-19th-century and 20th-century fiction. In pulp novels, for example, same-gender couples often faced the same fate: (at least) one of them would die. Sometimes, the other would “realize” they weren’t “actually” queer and return to a hetero-presenting relationship. 

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Decades ago, this trope allowed writers to publish works about queer characters without “endorsing” their identities. Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt — which you might know under its 2015 film adaptation title, Carol — is cited as one of the first mainstream sapphic novels to have a “happy” ending. Even so, that happy ending isn’t driving-off-into-the-sunset happy; the couple, Therese and Carol, share a knowing look. 

And, don’t get me wrong, I love that look — but I want creators to imagine what happens after a confession of love or a first kiss. Instead, queer characters are quickly killed off, or shows are cancelled shortly after the “will they, won’t they” resolves. (One great exception to this is Alena Smith’s Dickinson , but I digress.) 

When it comes to film and television, this trope persists. Much of it can be traced back to the Hays Code , which restricted what could be shown in Hollywood films created between 1934 and 1968. Among other things, the Hays Code stated that so-called “perverse” subjects, such as queerness, couldn’t be depicted on screen. 

As we’ve mentioned before, this led to queer coding , wherein a character’s queerness is subtextual, allowing them to fly under the censorship radar. But film and TV are visual languages that build on themselves — queer coding hasn’t gone away. Employed by queer folks, it can be a safe way for queer characters to exist on screen for those of us who know (and need) to look for them. But, in the wrong hands, queer-coded characters — like many of Disney’s villains — can reinforce harmful stereotypes, especially if those kinds of characters are the only ones you can see yourself in. 

From Buffy to The 100 , Queer Women Often Meet Tragic Ends on TV

Looking at more contemporary works on screen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer gave many of us ‘80s and ‘90s kids one of TV’s first canonical sapphic couples in Willow and Tara, played by Alyson Hannigan and Amber Benson, respectively. But Buffy is also a sort of modern-day originator of the “queer woman killed by a stray bullet” part of this larger “bury your gays” media trope. 

After some time on the outs, Willow and Tara get back together. But the happiness is incredibly brief. While standing in Willow’s second-floor bedroom, Tara is hit by a stray bullet meant for someone else, and dies in Willow’s arms. Much like Killing Eve , Buffy has garnered a lot of praise from viewers for giving us on-screen queer representation. And, much like Buffy , Killing Eve managed to fumble all that goodwill with the show’s finale. 

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What’s extra frustrating? Even if the showrunner and writers missed out on the Buffy discourse, folks involved in entertainment and storytelling really have no excuse in the wake of the watershed moment that was The 100 killing off Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey). Without getting too deep into the particulars of The 100 , our main character, Clarke (Eliza Taylor), had an enemies-to-friends romance with Lexa — after the two finally hooked up, they leave Lexa’s bedroom. Lexa, a commander who won her position through combat, is then, pretty much out of nowhere, hit by a bullet, and dies in Clarke’s arms. 

The similarities to Tara’s death are striking, even though the creator claimed he had no idea about the harmful trope . Now, years later, Villanelle’s death replicates so much of this tired trope. That’s not to say queer characters on TV can never die, but the “bury your gays” trope is all about timing. In all of these cases, a fleeting moment of queer happiness — finally, the characters are together, or back together — is immediately followed by death. In this sense, Villanelle’s death reads as material did during the era of the Hays Code: the death is a punishment for queer joy.

In Killing Eve , “Bury Your Gays” Strikes Again — Much Like a Stray Bullet

Killing Eve ends with Villanelle and Eve on something of a road trip. They need to team up, one last time, to crash a meeting of The Twelve. Are you excited to learn more about who The Twelve are — finally — before this revenge unfolds? Well, don’t be.

Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) — whose interesting backstory and present arc would have coalesced satisfyingly had Eve not ruined the moment — warns Eve that The Twelve is much like a hydra — unkillable in that it’s ever-regenerating. Even Kim Bodnia’s Konstantin — who, by the way, meets one of the least satisfying ends in recent memory — warns against trying anything. But Villanelle and Eve are stubborn. 

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The road trip itself feels like something that would’ve been fun seasons ago. Now, it feels like going through the motions. Our protagonists end up a tad stranded, and some hikers offer them a place to stay for the night. While there, Villanelle and Eve have their tarot cards read — Villanelle’s future is tied to life, while Eve draws Death. And, to top it off, the hikers only have a single sleeping bag on offer, so long as Villanelle and Eve don’t mind sharing it. They don’t mind, as any good fanfiction writer will tell you. 

Although my “bury your gays”-version of Spidey senses were tingling, I must admit that Oh and Comer’s chemistry is still wonderful in some of these more intimate scenes. I just wish we’d gotten there sooner. There’s a moment where Villanelle traces her fingers along Eve’s back — they aren’t looking at each other, maybe still nervous — but the tenderness and the pull between them is there. Later, when they kiss on the roadside like giddy teens, that same energy spills out of the actors. 

It’s strange. I’m not sure I really wanted these two to live their best cottagecore lives together, but I did want to see them happy together. I’m sure folks will bring up the fact that a happy ending for an assassin and her pursuer is improbable. First, the source material would like a word . And, second, we’re just so starved for quality representation that this over-the-top cat-and-mouse show seemed, perhaps improbably, like one of our best bets for seeing nuanced queer characters live beyond the final credits. Yes, the bar is incredibly low. 

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Speaking of bars, in her last scene with Eve at the MI6 pub, Carolyn says she’ll finally step aside. So, with Carolyn’s “blessing”, Eve and Villanelle find The Twelve’s real meeting place — a boat, which is also hosting a wedding above deck. One of the grooms mistakes Eve for the officiant, so, while Eve plays her part, Villanelle hunts down the meeting room. 

After four seasons of build-up, did you want Eve to confront The Twelve, too? You’re out of luck. After Villanelle says, “Hello, losers” to what could be an empty room, anticlimactic chaos ensues. The next sequence intercuts scenes of Eve dancing with the wedding party with quick shots of Villanelle murdering the top members of The Twelve. But it’s deeply unsatisfying. All this build up, all these stylized kills to Villanelle’s name, and most of the action is off-camera. Sure, The Twelve can be a faceless, ever-regenerating menace, but this just didn’t feel like the way to do it well. 

Anyway, the couple reunite on the ship’s deck. “I did it, Eve,” Villanelle says, which is a great clarification because those faceless men could’ve been anyone. “Don’t you mean, we did it?” Eve says, laughing. Behind them, one of London’s iconic bridges glows. Much like the third season’s finale, they’re on the water again, but this time they’re facing each other — embracing, even — instead of trying to walk away. And then Villanelle is struck by a bullet… a hit ordered by Carolyn? Who cares at this point.

As more bullets fly, the couple jumps into the Thames. In my review of season four’s first six episodes , I’d noted the recurring water imagery — and that Romeo + Juliet (1996) parallel. But I really didn’t want Killing Eve to end tragically. Yes, we were all waiting for the couple to dive in, metaphorically and maybe literally, but not so that Villanelle could get shot up by some unseen enemy and sink to the bottom of a river, joining Tara and Lexa and countless other beloved queer TV characters. 

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And to have Villanelle, the master of inventive deaths, die in such a bland, tired way is somehow even more insulting. Even though Killing Eve had a different showrunner each season, the series was very clearly courting a queer audience. Sure, maybe the show didn’t initially aim to reach this passionate queer fanbase, but it did. And that’s what makes the one-two punch of queer joy followed by death sting that much more. (Not to mention, the showrunner called the ending a “rebirth” for Eve , which is… a real choice .)

When Eve resurfaces from the water, she lets out a throat-splitting yell. Honestly? Same. Maybe later I’ll think of Killing Eve as a pretty stellar three-season show. For now, I feel like the show tricked me into smiling — and then knocked over my ice cream on the way out. 

All of Season 4 of Killing Eve is now streaming on AMC+.


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Ghosts season 5 full season guide: plots, cast, trailer, more

Ghosts season 5, which is sadly the last, sees Alison and Mike struggle for cash following the fire...

Ghosts season 5 cast

Ghosts season 5 is available right now on BBC iPlayer, with the final episode having now aired on BBC One.

The comedy has become an enormous success for the BBC, and there's even an American version (also good, available now on iPlayer), which also has proved really popular.

Ghosts stars writers and creators Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, with Lolly Adefope as Kitty alongside Charlotte Ritchie as Alison and Kiell Smith-Bynoe as Mike.

Sadly, they previously announced that season 5 is the last although there will be a Ghosts Christmas special 2023 to enjoy! Plus there's talk of a movie version happening one day.

The Ghosts team said: "After five incredible years haunting the halls of Button House, we have decided that the time is right to let our beloved sitcom Ghosts rest in peace. We have just wrapped filming on our fifth and final series and can't wait to share it with you all later this year. 

"We could never have imagined the reception the show has enjoyed, or the fun we have had making it, and we would like to thank our amazing cast and crew as well as everyone at BBC comedy, BBC One, and Monumental Television for their tireless support. But most of all we'd to thank everyone who watches. Mat, Simon, Martha, Jim, Laurence & Ben."

Kiell Smith-Bynoe, who plays Mike, told What to Watch: "We shot the last scene on the last day, so there were lots of emotions then and throughout the weeks leading up to it, knowing it was the final time we’d see things like the Captain [the World War Two soldier, played by Ben Willbond] in full costume. We were remembering all the jokes we’d had and all the messing about. I’ll never forget that and I'm grateful for it.”

All about the final series...

Ghosts season 5 release date

Ghosts season 5 began on BBC One on Friday 6 October at 8.30 pm. The whole series is available to watch right now on iPlayer, along with the previous series.

Ghosts plot

Episode 1: The BBC teases: "Mike approaches Alison to discuss their finances following the loss of their B&B business. However, Alison is more preoccupied with plotting revenge on the ghosts for April Fools' Day and recruits a playful Humphrey to execute her plans. But who will prove the hardest to fool? 

"Meanwhile, Mike is shocked to find someone from their insurance company on his doorstep – an unannounced visit to check the details of the gatehouse fire. Can Mike convince her that lightning really can strike thrice?"

Episode 2: The BBC teases: "In a bid to make some much-needed money, Alison and Mike look into selling some land. The plan proves far from straightforward however, with Lady Button up in arms at the mere thought of losing some of her beloved estate. Thomas enters a competition that he hopes will finally see him become a published poet, but hearing Lady Button speak so passionately about Button House gives him an idea or two... Pat and Julian are locked in a dispute, and it is Robin who offers a surprising pearl of wisdom."

Episode 3: The BBC teases: "Alison and Mike are forced to cosy up to Barclay if their plan to sell some land to the golf consortium is going to work. Elsewhere, Alison is involved in a silent negotiation of her own – she has designs on Lady Button’s bedroom but can’t quite muster the courage to ask her outright if she would consider relocating. The ghosts become fixated on solving the mystery of Kitty’s death."

Episode 4: The BBC teases: "The ghosts are officially bored, and Pat comes up with new entertainment for the gang. Mike and Alison host their international buyer at Button House in order to confirm the land sale, but Mike’s antics threaten the whole deal – can he pull it back in time? Humphrey is offered a fresh perspective on his strained marriage and finally learns some French, with a little help from a most unexpected source."

Episode 5: The BBC teases: "Robin has an epiphany that has a far-reaching impact on the rest of the ghosts, who each struggle to believe his prediction. Alison suggests a spontaneous night out with Mike, just like the old days! They try to get the old gang together but with such short notice, only Obi and his new girlfriend Brenda are free. Despite Alison’s efforts to plan the best night ever, the evening doesn’t quite meet her expectations, and the couple are left pondering how much their lives are changing."

Episode 6: The BBC teases: "Mike and Alison receive a life-changing offer beyond their wildest dreams. Still reeling from the news and anxious to discuss it, they are interrupted by a heartbroken Obi, who has been suddenly dumped by a strangely callous Brenda. Alison and Mike agree to reconvene with lists of pros and cons. At first, Obi’s romantic woes find a sympathetic ear in eternally lovelorn Thomas, but even he tires of Obi’s self-pity. Meanwhile, Alison must fend off the ghosts, desperate to sway her decision."

Ghosts season 5 cast

Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) return as the owners of Button House. Martha Howe-Douglas plays Lady Fanny Button. While Mathew Baynton returns as Thomas Thorne alongside Jim Howick as the loveable Pat Butcher and Ben Willbond as the Captain.

Plus Laurence Rickard as Robin/Humphrey’s Head, Simon Farnaby as MP Julian Fawcett, and Lolly Adefope as Kitty.  

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Ghosts season 5: Release date, synopsis and latest news

Get ready to say goodbye.

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Comedy fans are counting down the minutes until Ghosts returns, with the paranormal sitcom now firmly established as one of the BBC's most popular scripted shows.

Viewers have found a lot to love from its colourful cast of apparitions – who span history from the dawn of man to the 1990s – as well as their mortal landlords Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe).

But this latest reunion is sure to be bittersweet, as the Ghosts creators have confirmed that the show will be ending with season 5 , prompting concern that we could be in for some emotional moments as things wind down.

For example, it was recently teased that fans would get what they've been "waiting for" with The Captain's story , hinting at a plan to pick up his long-gestating storyline involving a lost love.

Read on for more on what to expect from Ghosts season 5.

Ghosts season 5 release date

CONFIRMED: Ghosts season 5 will premiere on BBC One at 8:30pm on Friday 6th October 2023 . All episodes will be available to stream on iPlayer from 9pm that same night.

As was the case with earlier entries, the final instalment of Ghosts will consist of six episodes in total.

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Ghosts season 5 cast

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Ghosts season 5 sees the return of the loveable gang of deceased Button House residents, who are played by the show's co-creators and writing team.

They are: Mathew Baynton (Thomas), Simon Farnaby (Julian), Martha Howe-Douglas (Lady Button), Jim Howick (Pat), Laurence Rickard (Robin and Humphrey) and Ben Willbond (The Captain).

In addition to their main roles, it has also been confirmed that the so-called "plague pit" victims will be making an appearance in this final chapter of the show.

The Ghosts cast also includes Lolly Adefope as the ever emotional Georgian noblewoman Kitty, while Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe play living homeowners Alison and Mike.

Character actor Geoffrey McGivern has been a regular guest star throughout the series as wealthy neighbour Barclay Beg-Chetwynde, so it's possible that the Coopers could have one more run-in with him, too.

However, Katy Wix will not be back as her witch trial victim Mary was memorably "sucked off" to the next plain of existence in Ghosts season 4.

Is Ghosts ending with season 5?

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Sadly, it's true! Ghosts is coming to an end with its fifth season on BBC One and iPlayer, with fans still coming to terms with the shocking news.

A statement from the cast read: "After five incredible years haunting the halls of Button House, we have decided that the time is right to let our beloved sitcom Ghosts rest in peace.

"We have just wrapped filming on our fifth and final series and we can't wait to share it with you all later this year. We could never have imagined the reception the show has enjoyed, or the fun we have had making it, and we would like to thank our amazing cast and crew as well as everyone at BBC Comedy, BBC1 and Monumental Television for their tireless support.

"But most of all, we’d like to thank everyone who watches."

What will happen in Ghosts season 5?

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After word came through that Ghosts would be ending, speculation then shifted to how exactly things will pan out for our beloved Button House gang.

The synopsis for the final episodes teased that Alison and Mike will "contemplate a new chapter that could have a huge effect on the Ghosts’ (after) lives".

This could be interpreted in any number of ways, but of course, the most worrying thought is that the couple could sell up and move away, separating them from their paranormal pals for good.

The previous instalment saw them attempt to spin some money out of their derelict estate by setting it up as a B&B, but this ended in disaster when a blaze made short work of their cosy guest house.

Is there a Ghosts season 5 trailer?

There's no trailer for Ghosts season 5 just yet, but we'll be sure to update this page once it arrives.

Ghosts season 5 is coming to BBC One and iPlayer on Friday 6th October 2023. Check out more of our Comedy coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.

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Charlotte Ritchie and Jim Howick in the final series of Ghosts.

Ghosts series five review – this beautifully warm comedy bows out on a high

Ghosts is one of TV’s best comedies, and this funny and clever final season doesn’t disappoint. It is touching and comforting without being cheesy. Let’s hope they haunt us again one day…

G hosts has been one of the warmest and most consistent comedies of the last few years. One of the many feathers in its extremely feathered cap is that its Christmas specials have proved to be the only truly essential festive viewing left. Still, all good hauntings must come to an end, and this fifth series is the last.

In many ways, its end point is arbitrary. The formula is so good, and so well-oiled, that you get the sense it could have gone on for ever. There is a Simpsons-esque longevity built into its bones that would have been hampered only by its actors getting older, since the ghosts are supposed to remain as they were when they died. The only upside to the creators calling time on Button House now is that there is no danger of it outstaying its welcome.

There is a hint of what a future without Ghosts might look like early on in these final episodes, as Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) wakes up to a house without any ghosts in it. It is a reminder that this is how it must look to her husband, Mike, (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), who can’t see the ghosts at all. But it is only an April fool, a prank played on Alison by the ghosts who plainly adore her. She spends the first episode attempting to take her revenge, picking them off one by one, using scotch eggs, tattoos and balloons to target their weak points. The only nut she can’t crack is Pat, the scout leader, who is used to the horrors of teenagers en masse. “Been there, done it, got the T-shirt, mate,” he says; the way Jim Howick delivers the line had me in an inexplicable fit of giggles. The language is luscious, as always, particularly when it comes to Lady Button, who disapproves of Alison’s “new” tattoos. “My own kith and kin, branded like some lowly navvy, painted like a tawdry jezebel,” she hoots, ripely.

The episodes are beautifully structured, too. As Alison makes her way through the pranking list, Mike has to deal with a “loss adjuster” from the insurance company, there to investigate the Gate House fire. Naturally, all worlds collide. There is talk of selling the land, a ghostly gameshow, a mishap with a walk-in safe and, towards the end of the run, a secret that threatens to unsettle everything. There is also a lot of talk of Is It Cake?, which is, obviously, Kitty’s favourite show.

Ghosts is the ultimate in comfort television, without ever seeming as if it is trying too hard to be that. It is often moving, and can catch you by surprise. There’s nothing in this season with quite the same emotional impact as the departure of Katy Wix’s Mary, though the Captain’s backstory comes close. It is as silly as it is touching, but ultimately, every catastrophe or upset or chaotic decision ends with a gentle triumph, and every mess made by the ghosts or the humans becomes an opportunity to learn and grow. And still, it manages to avoid being cheesy.

There are bigger storylines here, as life changes for Alison and Mike, and decisions must be made about the future of the ever-crumbling Button House. We rarely get to see stories on TV about people struggling financially, in any ordinary sense. Most fictional characters seem to live in pristine Victorian semis with vast kitchen extensions, no matter whether they are an investment banker or a teaching assistant. And if they are evidently strapped for cash, it’s usually because they’ve gambled their lives away or rejected their former life as a gangland boss. While it’s a stretch to call Alison and Mike’s setup recognisable, what with all the ghosts, and the mansion, they are broke at a time when much of the country is feeling broke, too. Ghosts is often far more relatable than you would imagine for a show about historical dead people, and this adds to the notion that it really is a show for everyone.

There is a neatness to proceedings, too. Kitty and the Captain are given flashbacks to their deaths, completing the deck of backstories. I was wondering if the final episode would do something profound, like Blackadder or Derry Girls. I won’t give it away, but it sends itself off in a more humble style, with an episode that feels very much like an episode of Ghosts. It certainly doesn’t feel too final, just in case there is ever any desire to revive it. Television has grown very tense in recent years, but there is a lot to be said for TV that is sweet, funny, clever and warm. I hope that one day Ghosts comes back to haunt us.

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Ghosts stars and creators explain decision to end with season 5

One plot element made this the natural conclusion.

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Updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The paranormal sitcom has been so well received by viewers that news of the show's ending initially came as a shock to fans. However, there has been some good news in the shape of a final extra Christmas special coming in December .

Now two of the show's actors and writers behind The Captain (Ben Willbond), along with Humphrey and Robin (Laurence Rickard), have explained more reasons why season 5 made sense to be the show's final outing.

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Laurence Rickard told Digital Spy exclusively while promoting the upcoming Ghosts: The Button House Archives companion book: "I think we wanted to be able to end it on our own terms, and give it a definite ending, and a definite send-off for the characters.

"But also, we were doing this series… We knew we were doing the last couple of backstories in terms of how the ghosts came to the house. Carrying on, we'd have to do a slightly different format to the show."

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Ghosts: The Button House Archives: The companion book

Laurence added: "It was one of those complete head-over-heart decisions, really. Inevitably, television goes one way, where things become less popular, and disappear, and get cancelled, and are replaced in the public perception by something new.

"We were really keen to not start making episodes that were less good than the ones we've done so far. There's always that fear. There's been news this week with regards to Upstart Crow not coming back, despite being a great show, and critically well-received, and finding an audience. You never know when that particular scythe is coming for you.

Ben Willbond also told Digital Spy exclusively: "​​We talked about it really from when we started writing series 4. We all sort of agreed, really, then, that if we made it to 5, then it would be time to stop.

"We all have various other things that we wanted to be doing at this time. And every time I talk to somebody about it now, I feel like we’ve made the wrong decision, because we love it so much. I would hate for it to be series 7, and people going, 'What happened to Ghosts ? It used to be really good.'"

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Lolly Adefope, who plays the emotional Georgian noblewoman Kitty on Ghosts , has spoken of why the creative team – Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond – have decided to bring the ghostly adventures to an end.

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"Five is a great round number, and you never want to push something past its limits," she told the BBC .

" Ghosts is so well-loved, and you want to give it a proper send-off. You have to make sure it finishes on the right note, rather than peters out to the point where people want it to end."

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"I think the writers are really smart," said Charlotte Ritchie, who agreed that it was the right moment to end the show. "They knew that it was the right choice."

She added: "I think we just were getting to the point where everyone was very comfy in their parts, and it was just the right point to finish. A lot of the feedback I've got from people has been that they think it's cool to quit while you're ahead."

The comedy follows couple Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), who inherit Button House, an abandoned country mansion. With plans to renovate it into a luxury hotel, they despair when they find the mansion teeming with ghosts.

Ghosts ' fifth and final series will premiere on October 6 at 8.30pm on BBC One. A Christmas special will also air in 2023.

Ghosts: The Button House Archives is published by Bloomsbury on October 26, and is available to pre-order now.

Sara Baalla is a freelance news reporter for Digital Spy.

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Before that, he held roles as Editor, Deputy Editor, and Associate Editor focusing on news, social, and video.Laurence hosted the BBC Sounds podcast Obsessed with Peaky Blinders in 2019, as well as his own podcast production, Time of My Life , where he interviews fascinating elders about their life lessons, including Only Fools and Horses ' Sir David Jason, Star Trek ’s George Takei and Bridgerton ’s Adjoa Andoh.   He was previously at Bauer Media working as Digital Editor of Heat magazine’s website, Heatworld.com , and has worked at and written for Sky, NME, Q magazine, Grazia, Closer, FHM and dedicated careers website GoThinkBig .

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Comedy about a group of ghosts inhabiting a crumbling country manor and its new living owners. Stars Charlotte Ritchie , Kiell Smith-Bynoe , Mathew Baynton , Simon Farnaby , Martha Howe-Douglas and more .

  • Final Christmas special to follow
  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated Sunday at 8:55pm on Gold

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Friday 6 th October 2023

Mike approaches Alison to discuss their finances following the loss of their B&B business. However, Alison is more preoccupied with plotting revenge on the Ghosts for April Fool's Day and recruits a playful Humphrey to execute her plans.

Friday 13 th October 2023

Mike is feeling intense anxiety about the future. The couple look into selling some land, incensing Lady Button. Can Thomas finally become a published poet?

3. Pineapple Day

Friday 20 th October 2023

Alison and Mike invite Barclay to discuss the land sale but are quickly forced to play hardball. Meanwhile, the ghosts become fixated on solving the mystery of Kitty's death.

4. En Francais

Friday 27 th October 2023

Having lost their appetite for Food Club, the ghosts trial some new entertainment inspired by Pat. Disaster strikes as Mike and Alison host an important guest at Button House.

5. Carpe Diem

Friday 3 rd November 2023

Robin has a revelation that unnerves the ghosts and prompts them to consider their legacies. Alison and Mike decide to have a spontaneous wild night out.

6. Last Resort

Friday 10 th November 2023

Mike and Alison receive an incredible offer far beyond their expectations. They must make a decision, the result of which will change their lives forever.

7. Christmas Special Next

December 2023 on BBC One New

The final episode of the comedy, due to be broadcast this Christmas.

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How To Watch Ghosts Season 5 Online And Stream All Episodes For Free From Anywhere Now

The ghosts of Button House are going out with a bang

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It’s with mixed emotions we bid farewell to this brilliant BBC One sitcom, which saw cash-strapped couple Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) inherit a house inhabited by a historical cross-section of ghosts, each with their own endearingly tragi-comic backstory. Now it’s their last hurrah, and we explain below how you can watch Ghosts Season 5 online and stream the final season from start to finish from anywhere.

Ghosts was an instant hit when it debuted in 2019: featuring a colorful group of singular spooks played to perfection by an incredible cast; giddily amusing, cosy, and containing only the occasional decapitation. 

Among that gaggle of lost souls were chess-playing caveman Robin, Thomas, the Romantic poet infatuated with Alison, Georgian noblewoman Kitty, and a Tory MP who died doing what he loved – and it wasn’t attending PMQ’s each week at the House of Commons.

With their B&B in ashes and Alison and Mike weighed down by financial woes, Season 5 will find them trying to sell Button House land to international buyers – much to Lady Button’s po-faced disapproval.

Alison and the spectres’ April Fool’s Day hijinks get out of hand. But, most excitingly of all for fans, we could finally find out how the irrepressible Kitty met her untimely demise.

Follow our guide below, where we’ll explain how to watch Ghosts Season 5 online and stream every single episode of the final season now absolutely FREE.

Watch Ghosts Season 5 online in the UK

All 6 episodes of Ghosts Season 5 – the fifth and final season – landed on BBC iPlayer on Friday, October 6 . 

Want to watch it the old school way? You can watch new episodes weekly on linear TV channel BBC One. Episodes air on Fridays at 8.30pm BST from October 6 until November 10, when the final episode of Season 5 will air.

BBC iPlayer is available on a number of devices and it's absolutely free to create a BBC account. All you’ll need is an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. SW1A 1AA), in addition to a valid TV licence.

Abroad? Use a VPN using the instructions below to access BBC iPlayer like you would at home.

How to watch Ghosts online from anywhere

If you're a UK citizen on vacation or working overseas , you can still watch Ghosts Season 5 just as you would at home. 

While BBC iPlayer is for licence fee-paying Brits and blocks access from IP addresses outside of the UK, there's a handy piece of software called a VPN which can change your IP address to make it look like you're accessing streaming services from any country in the world.

For example, UK citizens in the States can subscribe to a VPN, join a UK based server and tune into all the programmes on BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world, just like you would back home.


Watch Ghosts Season 5 as if you were at home with a VPN Offering a 30-day money back guarantee, try out ExpressVPN, the best VPN for unblocking many of the major streaming services including BBC iPlayer, and stream from any device, including your mobile or tablet, laptop, TV, or gaming console. Run into any problems? ExpressVPN has an excellent customer support team on hand 24/7.

Step-by-step of using a VPN to unblock:

1. Choose a VPN and install it - our go-to recommendation is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to a server - for BBC iPlayer, for example, you'll want to connect to a server based in the UK

3. Go to the live stream you wish to access - for Ghosts , head to BBC iPlayer

Can I watch Ghosts Season 5 online in the US?

While the O.G. series of Ghosts is popular (an American version began airing here in 2021), it looks like a long wait before we can expect to see the fifth and final season in the States.

However, one benefit to come from the Writers Guild of America strike is that CBS are giving the UK version of Ghosts its cable debut, where it will air on beginning November 16. That’s to fill the TV void created by the strike, which halted production on Season 3 of the American Ghosts , starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar.

It’s unknown yet whether subsequent seasons of the O.G. show will find their broadcast home on CBS too.

A Brit abroad in the States? Use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer for free from abroad .

Can I watch Ghosts Season 5 in Canada?

CBC Gem is the exclusive home of Ghosts in Canada. It may be a few months before Ghosts Season 5 lands on the platform though, given that Season 4 only was only added to the streamer four months after it aired in the UK. But you can watch all prior seasons here right now and completely free. All you need to do is create an account.

Can I watch Ghosts Season 5 in Australia?

As of yet there’s no release date for Season 5 of Ghosts Down Under. However, you can currently find seasons 1 to 3 available to stream on Stan. And they’re providing a Halloween treat by uploading Season 4 on October 17, too.

Away from home? Use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer for free from abroad .

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  • Charlotte Ritchie as Alison Cooper
  • Kiell Smith-Bynoe as Mike Cooper
  • Lolly Adefope as Kitty
  • Mathew Baynton as Thomas Thorne
  • Simon Farnaby as Julian Fawcett MP
  • Martha Howe-Douglas as Lady Stephanie 'Fanny' Button
  • Jim Howick as Patrick ‘Pat’ Butcher
  • Laurence Rickard as Robin and Sir Humphrey Bone
  • Ben Willbond as the Captain
  • Geoff McGivern as Barclay Beg-Chetwynde

Is Season 5 The Last Series Of Ghosts?

The short answer is: yes. Ghosts Season 5 will be the show's last before it is laid to rest. However, it has been announced there will be one final resurrection with a Christmas Special – the fourth of its kind. So stay tuned for one last hurrah in December 2023.


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The beloved British comedy is wrapping things up in October.

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  • The beloved British sitcom Ghosts is coming back for its fifth and final season, bringing a mix of excitement, curiosity, and sadness for fans.
  • The show follows a couple renovating their inherited house into a luxury hotel, only to discover it's filled with ghosts.
  • This final season may provide closure for the ghosts and their long history. The series premieres in the UK on October 6.

The beloved British sitcom, Ghosts , is coming back for its fifth and final season. The BBC has released the trailer for Season 5 and it’s a combination of excitement, curiousness, and sadness in the fandom since the ghosts that have been hanging out for millions of years are finally going to be able to find some closure. But for now, the good news is that Ghosts season 5 will be back on screens on October 6.

The show starring Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe follows a couple’s journey as they try to renovate their inherited house to turn it into a luxury hotel. What they don't initially realize is that the house they got from a far-off relative is full of ghosts. What follows is a mix of funny chaos, the home's past, and the cast's great teamwork, making it a fun watch for everyone.

The show became such a big sensation that even the late Queen Elizabeth II was a big fan of the series , as revealed by the co-creator and cast member Simon Farnaby . Farnaby, who is known for his role as Julian in the series, also portrayed a footman in the previous year's Paddington skit, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. That’s when he found out that the late monarch was a fan of the show. “Her secretary confirmed it. So I said, 'So she might recognize me?' and he went, 'No,'” Farnaby funnily reflected in a recent interview .

‘Ghosts’ Season 5 Marks the End of BBC’s Popular Sitcom

All good things come to an end, and that’s about to come true for Ghosts as well. The silver lining is that the audience may finally get to learn about the backstory of some ghosts like The Captain ( Ben Willbond ) and Kitty ( Lolly Adefope ). The narrative could potentially explore a path for the ghosts, who've roamed around for years and years, to finally find peace and move on. So saying goodbye to a show such as Ghosts riding high at its prime may not be so bad after all.

The confirmation about its fifth installment being the final one was announced in March by creators Farnaby, Mathew Baynton , Martha Howe-Douglas , Laurence Rickard , Jim Howick , and Ben Willbond. "After five incredible years haunting the halls of Button House, we have decided that the time is right to let our beloved sitcom Ghosts rest in peace. We have just wrapped filming on our fifth and final series and we can't wait to share it with you all later this year,” the creators shared.

Ghosts season 5 will premiere in the UK on October 6. A US release date has not been announced. Check out the trailer below.

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How to watch Ghosts season 5

All six episodes of Ghosts season 5 are available to watch now for FREE on BBC iPlayer in the UK. The series will also premiere on BBC One at 8:30pm on Friday, October 6. Away from home? Use a VPN to watch Ghosts season 5 from anywhere .

Ghosts season 5 preview

With spooky season upon us it’s time to take one last trip to Button House, as Ghosts season 5 takes to TV screens. The hit comedy returns following last year's tear jerking Christmas special as Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) deal with the aftermath of the fire that closed out the previous season.

The show is written by the Horrible Histories team who also star as the hapless haunters unable to leave the dilapidated mansion Alison inherited in the pilot episode. Among the cast of deceased residents are Simon Fanarby as disgraced politician Julian, Martha Howe-Douglas as temperamental former Lady of the house Fanny, Mathew Baynton as hopeless Regency romantic Thomas and Jim Howick as perennially upbeat Scoutmaster Pat.

While full details of the plot of the final six-episodes are under wraps for now, we can expect more developments in the long teased romantic storyline involving Ben Willabond’s World War Two pilot, The Captain, and big decisions from Alison and Mike regarding their future at Button House. There’s also the promise of April Fools hijinks and a suspicious insurance agent nosing around. 

With Lolly Adefope’s excitable Georgian noblewoman Kitty and Laurence Rickard’s curious caveman Robin also returning, if previous seasons are anything to go by, it’s sure to be an emotional farewell to the BBC’s spectral sitcom. Read on for full details on how to watch Ghosts series 5 for free and from anywhere.

How to watch Ghosts Season 5 online for FREE

BBC iPlayer

The six-episode final series of Ghosts premieres on October 6 at 8:30pm BST on BBC One.

All episodes will be available to watch on demand on BBC iPlayer from 9:00pm the same day. It’s a completely FREE service – however, you should be a possession of a valid UK TV license, as these now cover digital content consumption, too.

Away from the UK right now? Just use a VPN to alter your IP address so you can stream your favourite TV shows and films online just like you would at home – only from anywhere.

How to watch Ghosts online from abroad

For those of you who are away from home when season 5 of Ghosts airs, you’ll be unable to watch the show like you normally would due to annoying regional restrictions. Luckily, there’s an easy solution. 

Downloading a  VPN allows you to stream online, no matter where you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

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Can I watch Ghosts season 5 in the US?

Until recently, the UK version of Ghosts had its home on HBO Max in the US. However, the show left the platform in September and is currently unavailable to American audiences outside of rental and purchasing.

The US remake of Ghosts is available on HBO Max, though, and if you do want to catch that, there are two HBO Max price points - $9.99 a month with commercials, or the 4K HDR, commercial-free subscription at $15.99 that also unlocks 4K streaming and Dolby Atmos sound.

You can look to save money by paying annually. It's $99.99 per year with ads, and $149.99 without them.

Of course, Brits currently travelling in the US can use a VPN to watch Ghosts season 5 on iPlayer from abroad .

Can I watch Ghosts Season 5 in Canada?

  CBC Gem

For those in Canada,   CBC Gem  is home to the previous four seasons, with season 5 expected to follow. All are available to watch for free.

While CBC is free, you can also pay for the premium version of CBC Gem ($4.99 a month) to get rid of adverts. It comes with a 30-day free trial.

Can I watch Ghosts Season 5 online in Australia?


There's no word on where series 5 of Ghosts will air in Australia just yet, however previous seasons have been available for free on ABC's streaming service, iView . Other seasons are available on Stan , Paramount Plus and Britbox.

Stan has a FREE 30-day trial, after which prices start at AU$10 per month.   Paramount Plus is AU$8.99 per month and includes a free trial. Britbox is also AU$8.99.

Brits travelling to Australia can use a VPN to stream the new series as you would at home. 

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