Mrs Brown made a perfect poignant goodbye to 2020 (Picture: BBC)
Mrs Brown’s Boys bade farewell to 2020 with a sweetly poignant speech about the importance of family.
But in the final scene, the camera returned to Agnes at her table, reflecting on the strange year that has been.
Brendan O’Carroll, who writes and stars in the series as Agnes, kicked off the farewell speech with a perfectly apt summary of how we all feel.
The character said: ‘So the year has ended and I’ll miss it like a boil on me a**e. I can only speak for myself, but I feel better already.’
‘I know it’s early days, but I can feel a change. It’s like the fog is clearing,’ the matriarch then added in a sweet turn to the scene.
The sitcom was back for the second of two Christmas specials (Picture: BBC)
‘Fog, that’s a good name for it, because in the fog you can only see what’s close to you.
‘You have to move forward just a step at a time, and believe it or not, both of those things paid off for me.
‘As I move forward, slowly, I can see things much more clearly, like how important friends are. In fog, you go forward and you can’t look back, so it doesn’t matter who you were, it only matters who you are.
Agnes has been confirmed to return for at least five more Christmas specials (Picture: BBC)
‘And finally, sometimes when you walk in fog you stumble, but something will keep you up, keep you going. It could be your fate or it could be your family.
‘So goodnight to you, may your God go with you and may you be surrounded by family.’
The latest episode comes after the show hit its lowest ratings for its Christmas Day special, and amid an ongoing feud with a former member of the cast.
Gary Hollywood, who used to play Dino Doyle on the show, announced he was planning on suing the show over a pay dispute.
The team declined to comment when approached by Metro.co.uk.
Mrs Brown’s Boys is available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.