Ripper Street viewers were left "shell-shocked" and with their emotions in tatters after Bennet Drake was killed off in the season four finale.
The detective, played by Jerome Flynn, met a grisly end at the hands of Nathaniel.
Fans could not believe Drake was really dead.
And for many, it was just too much after the loss of Francis in Poldark at the weekend.
Lets hope series five is a little brighter.