So do I. I find it incredible that a man who co-wrote some absolute classic episodes such as Marooned, Back To Reality, Gunmen and Out Of Time could be the same person who came up with series 8, and I worry that Red Dwarf needs an unlikely return of Rob Grant to make it even half-great again. There are so many things wrong with series 8 I could spend all day listing them, but I'd find it too exhausting. Luckily, somebody else wrote an excellent breakdown of series 8 and all its ills here. As for Pete part 2, it really is the most absurd, pantomime-like, poorly thought-out half hour in Red Dwarf's history. It actually makes the rest of series 8 look relatively decent. Unlike part 1, it was co-written by Paul Alexander, and I wonder how much of the episode's descent into absurdity can be attributed to him.