How does Netflix's God's Favorite Idiot end? The series finale explained

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We can always rely on that lovely lot at Netflix to deliver the goods when it comes to binge-able TV series, and they've done so again with their latest comedy release: God's Favorite Idiot.

The series stars the incredible Melissa McCarthy as eccentric office worker Amily, alongside her real-life husband (!!) Ben Falcone, who plays Amily's seemingly humdrum colleague, Clark. However, everything changes once Clark discovers he's unexpectedly been chosen as God's new messenger, and the pair set out on a mission to spread the word of God in a mission against Satan.

Of course, the comedy show is all very outlandish, and there's lots to take in come the season finale. So, if you're in need of a recap, here's the ending of God's Favorite Idiot, explained.

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God's Favorite Idiot ending, explained

First things first, God's Favorite Idiot ends on various cliffhangers which, while frustrating, does bode well for a second season. According to reports from Variety, the series was initially supposed to be 16 episodes long, before production was paused and the series was cut to eight. A second batch of the originally planned eight episodes is apparently set to be filmed at a later date, so here's hoping there's more on the way!

As for this season's ending, we see Clark and Amily eventually fleeing town. Their attempt to spread the message of God had been met with plenty of hate, and God then tells the pair to leave in order to stay safe. However, this doesn't mean Clark's mission is over; God gives Clark his next destination (although we don't get to find out what it is), and episode eight ends with Clark and Amily driving away together. The moment is also a happy ending for the pair on a personal level, with Amily admitting to Clark that she loves him too. Finally!

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OK, but there are bigger issues at hand. The war with Lucifer is still ongoing, and towards the end of the series it seems like Lucifer could indeed be winning, putting the future of humanity at risk. However, by episode eight Lucifer's dominance looks as though it could be weakening - with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse potentially swaying in their allegiance. What's more, Satan also appears to pose a threat to Lucifer's power, as she arguably wants the throne for herself, while Tom the Baptist is still recruiting more disciples - so the battle is far from over.

Mohsin, Wendy, and Gene are also spared by Satan, after Wendy convinces Satan she's too powerful to spend the final battle killing humans on Earth. So, hey, at least that's one plus.

There are still plenty of open-ended questions left for a potential season two: Will Clark and Amily return to the city to re-join the rest of the characters? Or will we follow them to their new destination and leave their friends and colleagues behind? And, most importantly, who will finally win the battle between good and evil?

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