Alan Partridge’s Stigmata

At the end of series two of Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (spoiler), in the middle of their bonding Ah-Ha moment, the feed glitches, and freeze frames. This is the frame is freezes on.

Their Last Supper?

This moment was set up earlier in the episode, when Alan mentions he can cancel his doctor’s appointment, and just go swimming with gloves on.

So why does Alan have stigmata?

It such a specific reference to end the series on. Sure, he has a redemptive arc, coming in through the snow to save the station, having fallen from grace in the story before – but I’m not sure that explains or motivates it.

Any thoughts?

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