After years of futile trench warfare, General Melchett gives the order for the "big push": a suicidal charge across the battlefield towards hundreds of German machine guns. Desperate to avoid participating, Captain Blackadder hatches a plan to convince his superiors that he has gone insane and therefore cannot go into combat. Written by
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Originally, the last episode was going to end with Blackadder, Baldrick, George and Darling jumping out from the trench and then getting shot dead instantly. They thought better of it and replaced it with the fade-out ending that won a poll in the UK in 2004 as the best ever farewell episode of a TV series. See more
When Darling gives his "bugger" line toward the end, he's still wearing an overcoat. After a two-second cut to Blackadder's response, we see Darling again, now without the overcoat. See more
General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
[while sending Darling to the trench
I'm just going to have to sit this one out on the touchline with the half-time oranges and the fat wheezy boys with a note from matron, while you young bloods link arms and go together for the glorious final scrum down.
This episode has no closing credits, save for the title "Blackadder" (not "Blackadder Goes Forth" and the copyright date, over a field of poppies. See more