Tim and Daisy are on the run from a gang of young thugs but are soon cornered the only way out is taking desperate measures, they prepare to open fire. Flashback to six hours earlier and Daisy is preparing a chicken stew for herself and Mike while Tim prepares to go out on his second date with Sophie.
Unfortunately Sophie has to cancel due to work sparking Tim's paranoia she's having an affair. To cheer him up Daisy offers to go out on the town instead with Tim and Brian arrives annoyed after fighting with Twist and Mike demonstrates to Tim and Brian that women aren't the only ones with an unspoken mental telepathy between each other.
After bickering over the night's course of action, Tim's option of joint followed by copious drinking around Camden is taken up. Back home Mike and Brian join forces to find Colin who's run off on Mike. Getting fairly merry Tim returns from the loo to find Daisy being entertained by his nemesis - Duane Benzie.
Having dispensed with the pleasantries and seen off Duane, Tim leaves his house keys behind and Duane exacts revenge taking them. But that's the least of their troubles as Tim and Daisy are soon mugged for their marijuana by a gang of young thugs who aim to beat them senseless if not satisfied. This is where the desperate measures come in...
Gone CAST & CREW
Tim Bisley: Simon Pegg
Daisy Steiner: Jessica Stevenson
Mike Watt: Nick Frost
Brian Topp: Mark Heap
Marsha Klein: Julia Deakin
Lucy Akhurst - Sophie
Aida the Dog - Colin
Peter Serafinowicz - Duane Benzie
Lee Ingleby - Teenage thug Leader
Alex Noodle - Tennage thug
Johnny Orlando - Mini Cab driver
Writers - Simon Pegg & Jessica Stevenson
Director - Edgar Wright
Executive Producer - Lisa Clark
Executive Producer - Tony Orston
Line Producer - Karen Beever
Producer - Nira Park
...and the winner this season is...GONE! G-O-N-E. A funny title, well not in that sense like 'yes it's funny because it's a comedy show' or peculiar funny..it's just funny because I don't know what the title refers to gone out, gone fishing or does it refer to Colin our favorite pooch who is just suddenly...not there in the middle of the episode while Mike's talking to him?
Anyways moving right along to the guts of it, it's episodes like this that deserve the show being showered with praise it's almost a mini movie in fact they all are, the way they are shot and edited. The opening of this episode was a magnificent build up with Tim and Daisy in actual trouble. About to be attacked and then the music build up and freeze frame right when it looks like they're actually about to pull guns on their attackers - it's sheer brilliance the hairs stand up on the back of your neck watching this stuff!
Then there's the immediate Tarantinoesque post credits flash back about how things led to their tense True Romance style situation. We get Daisy doing her Jamie Oliver impersonation to no one in particular, Mike getting ready for a feed and night out doing army stuff in the dark and Tim gearing up for a second date with Sophie apparently the first drinks session with her went well.
It's when she cancels the second date at the last minute tat Tim reverts to his grumpy self. Pegg and Hynes made no bones about the fact this was the episode which was going nowhere until they added the night out on the town just with Tim and Daisy and the mens mental telepathy gunfight element. It's the episode which really strengthens the bond between Tim and Daisy and gives the "are they aren't they?" question.
Jokes come thick and fast from the visual Tim's time lapse camera with him constantly playing video games to Daisy and Tim's interaction with each other and his arch nemesis in the pub. Thankfully a rematch with Duane Benzie was on the cards this series even though he got a severe comeuppance last time. Pete Serafinowicz makes him a powerful, almost unbeatable presence in every scene but he still comes undone. He even gets to speak the very lines he provided as the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Phantom Menace.
Finally there's the gunfights, the practice one with Brian which puts him in touch with his primitive side for the first time and the finale THE imaginary gunfight everyone's wanted to do but never done which catches the nasty gang off guard and assists Tim and Daisy's escape. It's a classic incorporating probably every cliche of a movie gunfight and set to the tune used in Platoon, Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber or strings for pleasure, something like that.
Bulls eye for this segment. 10/10
The climatic gunfight with Tim and Daisy against the Red Hand gang.
Tim and Duane's whispered threats banter at each other (again Tim can't get a low enough register)
Mike's facial reaction to Daisy whooping out WOOOOH MUMMA!!