I predict a Bad Thing


#1

… happening to Brian.
His exchange with Ruairi about R looking after him in his old age, the peaceful and happy Christmas à deux with JD, and his general and slightly uncharacteristic bonhomie of late just bode

And it would explain why no one has bothered with a load of loose ends. Although there are alternative explanations, such as incompetence, for that.


#2

Misread that as “goose ends”, which would surely be a money-making scheme for Fairbrother-Grundy Scams Inc.

I’m not sure the current writers are competent enough to do basic blatant foreshadowing, though.


#3

Many of them are the same writers we’ve had all century.

(yes, all right, they probably aren’t.)


#4

Well, I hope you are right. I like Brian, although he does have a dodgy taste in wives and is quite ridiculously indulgent to the various hangers-on known as the children.