In Good Omens season 2, Crowley’s license plate “Niat Ruc” is revealed to have a deeper meaning. It is a reference to Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, specifically the section about suicidal leaves where the writing on the mausoleum reads “Niat Ruc,” meaning death as the “final curtain.” This theme of death as the final curtain is a prominent theme in Good Omens.
The license plate is also a nod to Terry Gilliam, who was originally set to direct a film adaptation of Good Omens. However, the project fell through due to lack of funds. Gilliam also worked on the animation for The Meaning of Life. So the license plate serves as a tribute to both Monty Python and Terry Gilliam.
In the finale of Good Omens season 2, Crowley is faced with a heartbreaking decision. He has finally come to accept his feelings for Aziraphale, but Aziraphale has been offered a position as supreme archangel in Heaven. Aziraphale offers Crowley the chance to join him in Heaven and become an angel again, but Crowley chooses the “final curtain” instead. This marks the end of their partnership and destroys any hope of them being together.
With Aziraphale gone and a broken heart, Crowley’s character may take a darker turn in Good Omens season 3. The events of season 2 have changed him, and the “Niat Ruc” license plate will now be more fitting for his character. He won’t be the same Crowley viewers have known in the previous seasons.
Overall, Crowley’s license plate has a deeper meaning and serves as a tribute to Monty Python, Terry Gilliam, and the theme of death as the final curtain in Good Omens. The events of season 2 have significant implications for Crowley’s character and suggest a darker outlook for him in season 3.