If you are a fan of the show, I'd like some feedback from you. Please tell me what you think of the final season of the series. Were you surprised that Yasir divorced Sara after more than 31 years of marriage? I guess the writers had to figure out what to do with Yasir Hamoudi's character because Carlo Rota, Yasir's portrayer, left the cast and has only made token appearances on the show since. Yasir, a construction contractor, has been away in Lebanon. He did, however, make an appearance at his daughter Rayyan's wedding last season to Amaar Rashid (Zaib Shaikh).
What about Reverend William Thorne (Brandon Firla)? What happened to his attempts at romance with the librarian? That story certainly ended rather abruptly. Perhaps they didn't have anywhere to go with it. At the very least, however, they should have made further reference to the librarian and what transpired. Did she leave town? Did she reject Thorne completely?
I'm pleased that Amaar married Rayyan (Sitara Hewitt), but he seems a bit lost this season. It is obvious that he has missed being the Imam. That's why he was so excited when he came up with the idea of building a new mosque for the town. You could see the fire burning in him again.
Speaking of fire, in the first part of the series finale, Sarah (Sheila McCarthy) inadvertently set fire to the Anglican Church and its accompanying mosque with an incense burner. The horrified citizens of the fictional town of Mercy, Saskatchewan stood helplessly watching the blaze. We'll find out the repercussions of that in the second part tonight. This evening, I plan to sit back on the sofa and enjoy the concluding episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie. It's a had a good run for six seasons and it will leave its mark.
I can't imagine CTV or Global airing Little Mosque on the Prairie. It is so CBC. That is exactly why we need a public television network. It's a shame that the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn't see it that way. In their recent budget, the Tories slashed more money and more jobs from the publicly funded network. They would happily kill the CBC, but they can't do it outright because there would be too much opposition. Instead, they are doing it piecemeal, little by little and very insidiously. With less funding, the quality of CBC programs will deteriorate and its product will be harshly criticized. The Tories will attempt to starve the CBC until it is too weak to be saved.