The British motoring TV series, The Grand Tour, which is created by the likes of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, and Andy Wilman was a couple of years ago made exclusively for the mega streaming giant, Amazon Prime Video. That was 2016 and the show premiered on 18 November 2016.
The Grand Tour had a few interesting developments before its conception. It is only after Clarkson, Hammond, May, and Wilman were departed from the BBC series Top Gear, that the team held onto their own and decided to create a show almost as similar as Top Gear and in some ways maybe even more. After Clarkson, Hammond, May was let go of from BBC, The Grand Tour with an original episode commission of 36 episodes over three years was born.
When THE GRAND TOUR PRESENTS LOCHDOWN arrived on Prime Video, fans were very bit thrilled but with the bizarre ending of the show, the majority of them have been left flummoxed and baffled as to why the events unfolded that way. There are no spoilers at this junction, please keep reading to know things down below
The Grand Tour Ending
Right off the bat, we must tell you that The Grand Tour was back with a special lockdown episode that saw hosts namely, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond traverse across the difficult terrains of the beautiful land of the Scots aka far across Scotland. In this particular episode, the trio traversed along the unforgiving terrain in their American vehicles, and the very bizarre ending whereby the gang was seen in a sports bar on a faraway island shocked fans, far and wide.
The episode that concluded recently followed the second special region which was set in Madagascar and another episode titled “A Massive Hunt” was due to be released on 18 December 2020 but it came a day ahead of its original schedule on 17 December 2020. After this, the one that we are concerned with is the third special known as “Lochdown” which was filmed in Scotland beginning in October 2020 and was released recently on 30 July 2021.
In the third special, the trio was seen in a Cadillac Coupe De Ville, a Lincoln Continental, and a Buick Riviera. Their modes of transport for the trip were as unforgiving as the terrain of Scotland was and towards the end of this particular episode, the trio had the unimaginable task of creating a bridge across a vast expanse of open water. The whole idea behind this exercise was that since the trio was traveling American vehicles, and there was an Island across the bridge dedicated to the preservation of Native American tradition, it would make all the more sense if they get to it somehow.
It’s both funny and bizarre, and all that talk about the preservation of Native American Culture went to the trash as soon as the to realized that it was nothing but a farce and that everything in the sports bar had originated from China. The focus of the program turned into how the Chinese business is overtaking the Americans and how everything in the world has come to be dominated by American production.
As soon as the trio were offered a Chinese beer instead of a local Bud, they were left baffled and so were the viewers tuned into the program. First, they realized something was amiss and with the food being Chinese, things started to downhill after that. It started with a Tsingtao beer, Chinese decor and Clarkson abruptly ended the episode without giving an explanation.
All fans were told was that they would be back for another special episode very soon. As such the current segment had no point but it did make dor bizarre headlines.
The Grand Tour: More Updates
In March 2021 of this year, principal host Jeremy Clarkson confirmed that the Scotland special and another fourth special was recorded in the United Kingdom in early 2021, and therefore is expected to be released by the end of the year. We do not have any concrete details on that for now but will be sure to update those as soon as we come across them.