Celebrity Hunted’s final episode: Where are they now?

We needed a change in direction here, as the previous episode had fallen way too flat. So Roman cut the sacred virgin bride-burial ceremony short and closed the palace doors in favour of a…

Celebrity Hunted's final episode: Where are they now?

We needed a change in direction here, as the previous episode had fallen way too flat. So Roman cut the sacred virgin bride-burial ceremony short and closed the palace doors in favour of a few pints and a bit of a nose-wrinkling trip. Not that this gave him much of a reason to get up from the bar, as well as the proverbial kick in the teeth from his scheming wife-to-be, the monstrous Gerri.

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Faced with a decision of her own, Gerri ignored her husband’s pleas and instead decided to go on a belated trip to hospital (her own), where she left him in the care of his former wife Enid – despite the fact that they no longer have any lingering affection for each other.

Like any Roman/Gerri couple, the drama fizzled out with guilt trips (remember this bit from the beginning of series two?), and after some feigned objections, our ‘hero’ got his way and Gerri was only ever ever a background figure. Roman might not have got much mileage out of his wife, but there’s no question that Gerri offered a variety of unexpected moments with her own faults – from her seemingly endless outbreaks of fealty to Roman, to her ceaseless cheating.

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So it’s fitting that his name should also be on the dais in Ivo O’Brien’s final series as the dearly departed Enid: blithe and slapstick (particularly when she sacrificed her own life to save her estranged husband), Enid was always full of spunk (though what ever happened to the apple don’t fall far from the tree?) and the season ender nicely ended her story on a cliffhanger. In a scene reminiscent of her wonderful series opener, Gerri reunited with her uncle Hector, only to announce that she was going back to Mexico. So much for killing them both off (geddit?).

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One of the positives to the less familiar scenery of the Spanish enclave was that it allowed us to see a bit more of all of the cast members than we’ve seen before: the nice but rather bland Curran, the neurotic Evelyn and the bigger, burlier Penn star (we can’t imagine a writers’ room more welcoming of the moustachioed Wallis as she lends more weight and complexity to Roman and the core group).

There were some early signs of things to come – Enid was going to come back on to the scene for a final time and while the season opener revealed that she had remained popular with an unlikely new admirer (aka Britney Spears), this episode clearly hinted that Roman’s true devotion is with his eponymous sidekick (even if his seemingly sentimental self-absorption is a throwback to his first run).

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The most shocking moment of the episode, however, was the surprise (and fun!) moment where Gerri decided to show herself to be no different from other people, and fell head over heels for Roman’s faithful steward Ciera (Stefani James). As bad as their storyline had become – it’d better have been the life-changing choice, or there’d be no season finale! – there was still time for some devious character developments.

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