Finally, in "Olympics," everyone's favorite bad girls in the midst of chaos. The Olympics Games are all set to begin, and American movie star Michael Douglas is supposed to be taking over the house soon for the festival. Alas, neither Patsy or Edina know when the 2012 games are supposed to start, and instead host their posh home to Bo (Mo Gaffney) and Marshall (Christopher Ryan) — the former of whom believes the latter to be an incurable sexaholic after having served as Douglas' golf caddy. To top it all off, Patsy has hit that embarrassing, ceremonious stage of life wherein incontinence begins to set in. Kelly Holmes, Tanni Grey Thompson, and Stella McCartney guest star as themselves in this — the final Absolutely Fabulous episode ever. Well, so far, it's the final one: don't think Jennifer Saunders doesn't have any more steam left in her.
Additional guest stars of note are Christopher Malcolm (the original Brad Majors, as well as the guy who saved Han Solo and Luke Skywalker on Hoth — in addition to being the only mortal survivor of a clash between Immortals in Highlander) reprising his role of Justin, Llewella Gideon as the outspoken beautician, Harriet Thorpe as Fleur, Helen Lederer as Catriona, and an interesting cameo by "Bulletproof" singer La Roux as herself. Special features for this triple-header of thirty-minute especiales include a seven-minute short for Sport Relief (wherein some of the previously-mentioned cameo stars return) and a behind-the-scenes making-of look at said skit.
In short: it's a delight to see Patsy and Edina back in action again. While time has certainly not benefited to their physical conditions any (their years of abundant drug and alcohol use did not help in any way, of course!), it's nice to see they most assuredly have not matured any. The only thing that would be better than this in my book were if Jennifer Saunders' hubby, Ade Edmondson, put together a Young Ones reunion special with Christopher Ryan at al. You hear me, Jennifer?