Lucky old Kylie and David: finally getting away from Coronation Street by upping sticks and moving to Barbados.
What could possibly go wrong?
-- Mark Jones (@mistermarkjones) July 15, 2016
Oh yeah, that's right. The first law of soaps says that if you have optimism for the future, something terrible will definitely happen to you.
That, and it had been plastered all over the papers for weeks that Kylie was going to die.
Kylie's so happy for once in her life and now it's all going to be ruined I can't even
-- rebekah (@CharleysAtkins) July 15, 2016
ITV announcer: Now, Kylie & David prepare for the future.
My heartless 12 yr old: She aint got no future, mate. #Corrie
-- David Brown (@MrDavidEBrown) July 15, 2016
So anyone who wasn't already in mourning was speculating about the details of Kylie's imminent demise.
-- Jennie Turner (@Jennie_1992) July 15, 2016
-- Sarah Patricia Baron (@SarahBWatsonfan) July 15, 2016
-- penny webster (@pennywebster16) July 15, 2016
Meanwhile the #GoodbyeKylie hashtag had got a few people's hopes up.
I thought this hashtag meant someone had finally ended Kylie Jenner's career #GoodbyeKylie ???
-- spooky dad (@voguegoth) July 15, 2016
No such luck.
Back in Weatherfield, things were really looking up for Kylie and David. After an emotional confrontation, they even had Gail's blessing.
-- Liam Heneghan (@lheneghan_liam) July 15, 2016
Kylie popped to the Rovers Return to buy a celebratory bottle of bubbly - and as she walked home from the pub she chatted happily to her beloved on the phone.
But what was that? Some sort of scuffle at the kebab shop? Kylie went off to investigate...
And what should she see there but her mate Gemma being attacked by thuggish ne'er-do-well Clayton?
She had to intervene. It didn't go well. Clayton had a knife.
-- Denise Evans (@DeniseEvansMEN) July 15, 2016
Look at Craig in the background. Mate, do something, yeah?
If only she'd gone straight home after nipping to the Rovers.
Come to think of it, why was she even there in the first place?
Why would you buy a bottle of champagne from the pub? Surely the shop would be cheaper ? #Corrie
-- Matt Root (@Itsmattroot) July 15, 2016
Given the death was trailed as a first in the world of soap, some viewers were resolutely unimpressed.
-- Glitch Queen (@VerminsMum) July 15, 2016
-- IM MEETING FREYA (@FreyaTingleyx) July 15, 2016
What on earth where those "It's something that's never been done in soap before" quotes all about?! #corrie
-- Ryan Love (@RyanJL) July 15, 2016
And with that, it was break time...
I guess the "soap first" #Corrie was bragging about comes in the second episode.
Kylie turns into a zombie and takes out half of Underworld.
-- Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) July 15, 2016
If the first half was a tad underwhelming, the second was anything but.
There was no zombie return, but there were buckets of tears and some very fine acting from Paula Lane and Jack P Shepherd as David kept Kylie talking while they waited for the ambulance.
-- Kayles (@_IamKayleigh) July 15, 2016
Literally balling at #Corrie, nothing speaks soap death like a delayed ambulance, a meaningful goodbye chat and lots of shattered dreams ??
-- Bridie (@bridiextsoc) July 15, 2016
It was emotional stuff - all the more so because Kylie kept making little jokes to try and keep David's spirits up.
But where the hell was that ambulance?
-- fiona phillips (@realmissfiona) July 15, 2016
Maybe Kylie would still be alive if the ambulance hadn't taken a million years to arrive ?? #Corrie
-- Danika (@Danikaa_xx) July 15, 2016
-- Andrew Roberts (@AndyMRoberts) July 15, 2016
As the ambulance rounded the corner and Kylie was slipping away she told David to look after the kids.
"If they had to lose one of us, I'm glad it was me," she said - and that was just too much for anyone to take.
Omg I'm crying so much watching #Corrie why did they kill her off I loved Kylie ???
-- Francine Lewis (@francine_lewis) July 15, 2016
David let out a blood-curdling scream as it became clear Kylie wasn't going to make it.
Jack P. Shephard just tore my heart out. Goosebumps all over #Corrie
-- katie (@Kaaaaatie_x) July 15, 2016
-- Coronation Street (@CorrieUK_) July 15, 2016
People were calling for awards for the two actors.
-- Jackie Martin (@bookofjackart) July 15, 2016
-- joanna (@joannaspayne) July 15, 2016
-- Emma (@EmmaMajor) July 15, 2016
But Jack Shpeherd already had the big prize - the guarantee of being a regular gif on Twitter for the rest of time.
-- Notorious BIG DAVE (@NotoriousBD) July 15, 2016
-- Craig Stanley (@executiverocker) July 15, 2016
-- JAMES (@_JAMES_007_) July 15, 2016
-- Chloe (@GaIlifreyGirl) July 15, 2016
-- Jack Ryder (@JRyder0) July 15, 2016
Too soon, guys. Too soon.
All that was left was for David to explain what was happening to the kids.
Watching David tell Lily & Max that Kylie has died... ?. #Corrie.
-- Celebrity Secrets. (@ShowbizSecrets) July 15, 2016
-- David Wriglesworth (@Wriggy) July 15, 2016
And with that, we were all left to try and get on with our lives as if nothing happened.
We won't forget you, Kylie.