- That whole thing with the executive was obviously written as a way to 'redo' the original series' love quartet, so basically we're back in the situation we had with Mike Nelson, I was expecting Ed to ask her at some point, "Did you hit your head against something again dear?". It's like Frost & Lynch felt bad (especially towards the actors) for putting their characters into harm's way again, so they decided to forego the last 25 years, reboot their love story the same way as it was done in season 2. I very much doubt something will happen to them again. It's L&F making sure to tie a loose end for old fans. They have a heart, too! (Remember, the Log Lady's character got her own In Memory.)
- Suspension of disbelief: Big Ed tells Norma about Nadine, and IMMEDIATELY after that, she has a meeting with a lover to tell him she's out and buh-bye. Okay then. Did she decide that on the spot, or was it premeditated? She looked like she was unhappy in her relationship, but she didn't hesitate to hurt Ed in an earlier episode by tossing him aside. Did they really spend the last few years in a semi-bitter relationship like that..? I have a hard time believing that.
Anyway, congrats Ed & Norma! I rooted for you too! (Even if only for the last couple of months, since I hadn't heard of you until then :P)