Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear ends not with a bang, but a whimper
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I have watched, and rewatched, every episode of Top Gear. I couldnt help but tune in for the final one with the now-disbanded cast, especially knowing that it was clearly going to be unlike any other. Yesterday, BBC aired it and it starts with a literal elephant in the room.
While the show has always been rife with controversy, this series has been particularly controversial. Series 22 the last starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, it would turn out started with a trip to Patagonia where the trio made numerous references to the Falklands War, a deadly 1982 conflict with Great Britain. This stirred up enough anger with Argentinian locals that the entire crew was forced to flee to Chile in the middle of the…