Good Omens Season 2: What Happened to Gabriel?

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Throughout the second season of Good Omens, we see that the archangel Gabriel has no memory of who he is. In the finale, we find out what really happened to Gabriel in Good Omens Season 2.

In Season 2 of Good Omens, Gabriel has disappeared and Heaven is looking for him.

Gabriel goes down to Earth to Aziraphale’s bookshop with no memory of who he is or how he got there. He only knows that he needs to be near Aziraphale.

Aziraphale asks for details, but unfortunately, Gabriel doesn’t remember a thing. In fact, he emphasizes that he doesn’t have anything on him except for the blanket that’s covering him.

Heaven wants Gabriel, and anybody involved in the Supreme Archangel’s disappearance will be erased from the Book of Life. Hell wants Gabriel too.

With Gabriel hiding in Aziraphale’s bookshop, the angel who’s now considered a traitor to Heaven and retired demon Crowley need to figure out what’s going on.

So, what happened to Gabriel in Good Omens Season 2?

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Good Omens Season 2. Read at your own risk!

What Happened to Gabriel in Good Omens Season 2? How Gabriel Lost His Memories Explained

In Good Omens Season 2, Gabriel loses his memories after he refuses to participate in another Armageddon.

As punishment for refusing to exercise his celestial authority as Supreme Archangel, his memory of his time as Gabriel will be erased and he would be demoted to junior recording angel, 38th class.

Gabriel appears to accept his punishment and asks if he could keep his clothes considering that they’re tailored. However, his request isn’t granted, which leads to Gabriel taking off his clothes.

And because he “cleans his desk,” he also brings a box along with him. So, this is why Gabriel shows up in Aziraphale’s bookshop with no memories and clothes, only a box.

How Did Gabriel’s Memories Come Back?

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It turns out, Gabriel’s memories weren’t really gone forever. Gabriel just stored his memories in a fly that Beelzebub gave him.

Despite trying to keep Gabriel’s presence in the bookshop a secret, both Heaven and Hell deduce that the archangel is there. Shax and her army attack, and Aziraphale uses his halo to fight back.

As this move is a declaration of war, angels from Heaven and demons from Hell appear at Aziraphale’s bookshop.

Crowley emphasizes that the demons are idiots who sent an idiot to lead a gang of idiots to attack a bookshop. On the other hand, the angels want Gabriel so that they can fire him.

They all try to sort things out, and Crowley finds a message written in the box Gabriel brought when he came to Aziraphale’s bookshop. The message reads, “I am in the fly!”

As flies are Beelzebub’s department, the latter says that there is only one fly in the bookshop, and it is familiar. Beelzebub reveals that the archangel’s memories are in the fly, and later on, Gabriel’s memories are restored.

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It is then revealed that Gabriel and Beelzebub have fallen in love. After Crowley and Aziraphale prevent Armageddon from happening in the first season, the leaders of the forces of Heaven and Hell meet to discuss things.

Instead of talking more about the war, they talk about how similar their roles are and how no one understands what they go through.

In their second meeting, they agree that they do not want a second Armageddon in order to keep the status quo.

In their third meeting, Beelzebub gives Gabriel the fly (which is a container) where he stores his memories. After his memories are restored, Gabriel reveals that he was coming to Beelzebub, but then he forgot.

Shax calls Beelzebub a traitor who collaborated with Heaven, and Beelzebub responds, “I just found something that mattered more to me than choosing sides.”

The angels and the demons want to punish them, but Aziraphale suggests that they should ask Gabriel and Beelzebub where they would like to go.

They respond that they want to be together, as Beelzebub is Gabriel’s Heaven, while Gabriel is Beelzebub’s Hell.

Gabriel and Beelzebub sing “Everyday” by Buddy Holly to each other and disappear. So, after everything that happened to Gabriel in Good Omens Season 2, he gets his happy ending in the end.

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