Monday 9 January 2012, 11:39
As Ambridge saw in 2012, Will and Nic tied the knot. Whilst some admitted to shedding a tear at their special day, others wondered if the marriage would last and whether Caroline's cake deception was "shameful".
There's also been talk of Debbie's frosty chat with Elizabeth at the pantomime; Tom's broodiness; the anniversary of Nigel Pargetter's death and the shocking prospect of Brookfield with no dairy herd.
The Ambridge Extra series finale had some wondering if it was all wrapped up too neatly, but many are "getting withdrawal symptoms already"...
Will and Nic's big day was "lovely". But is this a new start for Will, or is Nic making a big mistake in marrying Ambridge's "possessive" gamekeeper?
I'm about to cry at Nic and Will's wedding! #thearchers (@MrsAnnRoberts on Twitter)
Clarrie deserved a happy day and it was (Threewellsofmyown)
I thought that Will and Nic's nuptials were lovely too: I really have taken to Ms Hanson, and her children are just about bearable (Colonel Danby)
Will's current behaviour is based on his getting his own waaay. Once married life begins in earnest he's going to get even more possessive and Nic will be well and truly under his thumb with a certificate to prove it. (Malahide)
Was there something in the vows about forsaking all brothers? #thearchers (@MarieAnneMcQuay on Twitter)
Will it last? Have your say on the message board
"Cake-gate" had many speculating on whether Caroline was right to hide the mishap - was she protecting Clarrie's feelings or simply hoping she wouldn't get found out?
Caroline has fallen on Clarrie's cake. Upper classes throwing their weight around #thearchers (@lindasgrant on Twitter)
Caroline's high-handed sweeping under the carpet attitude stank. Go on, Caro, get up those ladders right now and give that chandeler one last polish. Then I can push you off for a perfect New Year's treat. (soobeehere)
Can we keep the cake as a regular character? #TheArchers (@Wimblebear on Twitter)
Indulge in some cake talk on the message board
Elizabeth's frosty chat with Debbie at the panto had listeners revisiting the Brian/Siobhan affair...
Lizzie mentioning Shove [Siobhan] when she was clearly thinking of Nigel seemed like one of those off guard foot in mouth moments when you're not fully filtering your thoughts to stop the undiplomatic ones from popping out. I loved it. (old cath)
I can't believe this all happened nearly 10 years ago! (Alice Lee on Facebook)
Still, whatever the rights or wrongs of it, it was nice to hear Lizzie on the back foot for a change. She has everyone else pandering to her... As if we're not aware of Nigel's death in every sentence she utters with that little catch in her voice! (JustJanie - Fairweather Jogger)
As they cleared the air...
Ironing and weeping at #thearchers This has got to stop. (@MrsGracePoole on Twitter)
Find out Why Debbie and Lizzie were...? on the message board.
Listeners have been mulling over Tom Archer's motives in wanting a child. Is Brenda being sensible or cruel when she says she's not keen?
I wish we could have seen Brenda's face when Tom said he was ready for children. #thearchers (@marzillk on Twitter)
I think Tom's recent behaviour has alarmed Brenda into re-assessing the future she has so far accepted: being a farmer's wife with no career path to return to if needed; and the awful prospect of looking after more children than just her fiance. If she changes course, that could be an interesting storyline (Jacks Parakeet in a Pear Tree)
And he hasn't grasped the financial implications of kid-rearing because the only example he has got is the fiercely independent Helen who lets her parents pick up all the bills. (returnmigration)
Brenda should at least be honest, give him his ring back and stop wasting his time if she cannot see herself marrying him or having children with him. (Auntie Molly)
Well done Brenda for giving him the reality check. Having a child should be a joint decision with a mutual intention of commitment. (Leastsaidsoonestmended)
In other discussions, the anniversary of Nigel's death was marked with a listeners' memorial leap and a commemorative thread on the message board solemnly led by Nigel's chief mourner; and over at Brookfield, are they really thinking of getting rid of the cows?
I am ensconced for the day in my non-widder's weeds and weeping softly into a black-edged handkerchief. RIP Nigel, you are missed and mourned. (La Sharpissima)
No cows at brookfield - can hear Phil turning in his grave from here... (@bluejude on Twitter)
As series two of Ambridge Extra came to a close, there was plenty of discussion about the series ending - was it all wrapped up too neatly? And should there be another series?
I'm glad irksome Erin got publicly put in her place! Go Daniel! (Noreen Greenacre on Facebook)
AmbridgeExtra ended too neatly though I like that Clive said he would be back soaps need a returning evil bastard #thearchers #ambridgeextra (@roifield on Twitter)
I gave up with the first series as it seemed to be only about the young'uns partying (maybe I gave up too soon) but the second series was excellent. Congratulations to the script writers who developed some really good story lines. I actually enjoyed the voice bubbles as thought it helped get closer to the characters. (Mooseymagic)
I do detest the thought bubbles though, my only criticism, and lets have more of Matt and Lilian to balance the rest of the too good Archers. (farvenoel)
Please bring back the next season of #AmbridgeExtra very soon. Getting withdrawal symptoms already. @BBCRadio4extra (@captain_clegg_1 on Twitter)
@BBCTheArchers @BBCRadio4extra. It's been a brilliant series gripping stuff. Will there be a third series? (@ruggerlad on Twitter)
Tayler Cresswell is host of The Archers message board.