Good Omens Season 2 ending explained

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
Good Omens Season 2

Good Omens Season 1 ended with the apocalypse – or rather, its prevention – so how does Season 2 of this supernatural romance end?

Good Omens was a huge hit when it launched on Amazon in May 2019, and the delightful fantasy series has finally returned to our screens in 2023. The first season, which directly adapted the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name, told the story of the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant).

As we stated in our review of Season 2, “Gaiman and Pratchett have always been able to keep a sort of nonchalant tone, even when dealing with large and alarming biblical concepts such as the Book of Job. It’s this atmosphere that really makes Good Omens shine, and stand out amongst its contemporaries.”

Last Season ended with Armageddon, so clearly Season 2 has a hard act to follow. So how does the second season end, and does it involve romance between a certain angel and demon? Read on to find out, but first: MAJOR SPOILER WARNING!

What happens with Gabriel in Good Omens season 2?

Gabriel ends up running away with Beelzebub, as the two were secretly a matchmade in heaven…and hell.

One main draw of Season 2’s plot was the appearance of a mind-wiped Gabriel, who showed up on Aziraphale’s doorstep with no memories, and no clothes. All he has is a box containing a fly, which quickly flies away.

Aziraphale and Crowley are busy living their own lives on Earth, after escaping the wrath of the angels and demons. Aziraphale manages his bookstore, and Crowley ignores Hell’s orders with the help of another demon named Shax. However, the “ineffable husbands” must now deal with Gabriel, as he is being hunted by both heaven and hell.

Crowley is eventually betrayed by Shax, who has determined Gabriel’s location. Hell sends an army of demons to attack Aziraphale’s bookshop, however the pair had already performed a miracle that prevented the demons from recognising Gabriel. Aziraphale also fends off the demons, but he accidentally declares war on Hell in the process. 

Meanwhile, Crowley travels to heaven, where it is discovered that Gabriel had actually opposed Armageddon last season, leading God to demote him and take away his memories.

Beelzebub also explains that Gabriel’s memories were actually contained in the fly in the box. Turns out that Gabriel and Beelzebub were secretly romantically involved, much like Aziraphale and Crowley. Gabriel regains his memories, and he and Beelzebub head to Alpha Centauri together, escaping their respective responsibilities.

Do Crowley and Aziraphale get together in Season 2’s end?

Not quite. The angel and demon kiss by the end of Season 2, however Aziraphale then leaves Crowley to return to his job in heaven.

Much of this season is spent deepening Aziraphale and Crowley’s relationship, often by providing more context via flashbacks. Crowley is shown to have constructed the universe, the pair meddle in the lives of some 19th century grave robbers, and later enact stage magic in the 1940s. Ultimate, none of these scenes have much bearing on the plot, but they make it all the more clear that this angel and demon are meant to be together.

However, this growing chemistry turns into a crash at the end of Season 2. See, Gabriel’s absence has caused an opening in his role back up in heaven, and Aziraphale is offered the job. Aziraphale, who is eager to do good by returning to the system he once loved, accepts, and is tasked with enacting the Second Coming of Christ.

Crowley, after being encouraged by Nina and Maggie – who are pretty much a human reflection of the main pair’s relationship – confesses his love for Aziraphale, kisses him, and begs him not to go back to heaven. Aziraphale similarly begs Crowley to go with him, but neither is willing to bow to the other’s demands. And thus, the couple regretfully part ways.

Now, try not be disheartened by this ending. Good Omens is expected to have a third season, which may very well bring this angel and demon back together. We certainly hope so.

Good Omens Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Check out our other Good Omens coverage below: