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.
-- SETAREH (@SETARESANJARANI) October 3, 2016
-- Natalie (@NattalieeS) October 3, 2016
I am in absolute pieces after that. Astonishing, brilliant TV #RipperStreet
-- Jo (@joeyroo) October 3, 2016
Can't believe #RipperStreet have done that, what an ending . . . Weeping, poor Bennet ?
-- Holly. (@hollysarah95) October 3, 2016
Watched the last ep #RipperStreet S4 tonight oh gosh wasn't expecting the ending to be so dramatic. Sad heartbreaking end for Insp. Drake
-- Ares M (@Eegrayne) October 3, 2016
And for many, it was just too much after the loss of Francis in Poldark at the weekend.
-- Rachel Kennedy (@LetsGetRocked) October 3, 2016
-- Katie (@xredsexydevilx) October 3, 2016
Was my heart not broken enough from last nights BBC events? #RipperStreet ?
-- felicity jade (@felicityjade) October 3, 2016
-- Sarah Jenkins (@SarahJenkins40) October 3, 2016
Lets hope series five is a little brighter.