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Catastrophe couple 'made it back to shore' - Sharon

Sharon Horgan wrote sitcom Catastrophe with Rob Delaney. Photo: Getty
Sharon Horgan wrote sitcom Catastrophe with Rob Delaney. Photo: Getty

Sharon Horgan has revealed she doesn't believe her character dies in the famously open-ended final scene of Catastrophe.

The finale of the hugely popular sitcom was widely regarded as the greatest TV ending since The Sopranos.

In the last moments, Sharon's character - also called Sharon - is seen running into the sea, oblivious to a sign warning of dangerous riptides, before she is joined by her husband Rob, played by American comedian Rob Delaney.

The ambiguous last shots prompted major social media speculation that both characters drown.

Ambiguous

However, the Irish creator of the show gave her own take on the ending on The Graham Norton Show last night when asked if they met a tragic ending.

"No. I mean, maybe. It was supposed to be ambiguous," she said.

"You could take it as that. Rob always thought there was a slightly dark-ending possibility, but I always thought they made it back to shore.

"They'd had a fright, but they made it back. It's supposed to be both, and gives you hope as well as fear for their future."

She also said on the show that she loved working on her new film Military Wives with Kristin Scott Thomas.

The feel-good comedy centres around the true story of a group of women who form a choir while their husbands are serving in Afghanistan.

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