The Family Guy episode that aired Sunday 15th December has given its viewers an early Christmas present. In the episode, the Griffins want to go to the Christmas Carnival that is held in their local mall every year, only to find out that Lois’ father has banned it. After some odd attempts by Peter to make him love Christmas, he decides to let the Carnival happen. Thank you Peter; I know you did this for Stewie but the viewers benefited from this also.
He arrives just in time to save Brian. There’s a lovely, heartfelt speech from Stewie to Brian about how a part of himself died with Brian that day and how he had to come back for him. Stewie disappears as his timeline no longer exists and the present Stewie kicks Brian somewhere very painful and leaves him writhing on the floor in agony. Charming.
I’ve got to say, that was an intense story arc. I can only assume Family Guy had lost viewers to pull a stunt like that but if they never do that to us again, I would be deeply grateful!