[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers through the Season 2 finale of Good Omens, “Every Day.”]
Songs get caught in our heads for various causes. Generally it’s an infectious rhythm that lodges its means into the unconscious on a loop. Generally it’s a very well-crafted lyric that retains springing to thoughts. Or generally, as has been the case for me ever since I completed watching Good Omens Season 2, a track will get caught in your head as a illustration of huge and complex feelings — particularly unresolved ones.
The precise track that Good Omens has jammed into my brainpan is “On a regular basis” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, launched in 1957 as a “Peggy Sue” B-side. That’s data discovered straight from the present’s second season, which makes the fragile little ditty a cornerstone of a secret romance, an aural reminder that love isn’t essentially not possible, even between an angel and a demon.
Good Omens getting a second season was a bit sudden, as the primary season introduced the Earth to the sting of Armageddon and again once more, as initially depicted in Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s beloved 1990 novel. Pratchett handed away in 2015, and when the potential of a sequence adaptation emerged, Gaiman took on the function of showrunner to meet Pratchett’s dying needs.
Within the first season, the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant), having been low-key collaborators for hundreds of years whereas nonetheless formally working for his or her respective metaphysical groups, managed to forestall the aforementioned apocalypse. Additionally they escaped their demise sentences for doing so, and with Heaven and Hell agreeing to go away them alone for the foreseeable future, they’re capable of proceed having fun with their lives on Earth — till the angel Gabriel (Jon Hamm), memoryless and bare, arrives on Aziraphale’s doorstep.
That’s the kickoff for the majority of the present-day storyline, which is haunted by the track “On a regular basis” — it isn’t simply featured within the trailers for the season, however is heard always all through the six episodes; there’s even a tavern jukebox the place each report magically turns into the Buddy Holly B-side after a sure level.