The internet was rather horrified by Downton Abbey’s bloodbath of a dinner party

Twitter watched on in shock as Lord Grantham's stomach ulcer burst all over the dining table during last night's episode

Downton Abbey delivered a mid-season shocker last night. There we were serenely sipping tea and warming our chilly toes under a comfy blanket and BAM! Lord Grantham’s ulcer burst all over the dinner, the table cloth, his family and friends and Neville Chamberlain.

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I mean, we were warned the episode would contain some shocking scenes, but we weren’t expecting such gore…

Robert projecting blood across the dining room wouldn’t have looked out of place in a science fiction film or Game of Thrones… 

Genteel Downton fans were repulsed.

Shocked.

And scared…

Some needed a jolly stiff drink to calm their nerves.

While others immediately googled stomach ulcers

There were those who were more concerned about the dinner…

You can always rely on a property expert to worry about the long-term affects of Robert’s spew. 

Not that Kirstie was the only fan whose first thought was the linens…

Really we weren’t sure how to feel and neither were the Crawleys… 

Obviously Robert was okay once he’d been rushed to hospital. The ‘next week’ clip at the end of the episode proved as much… 

And if we’re honest, we actually rather enjoyed being jolted out of our Downton daze

But it’s not something we are going to forget in a hurry.

Though, as this Twitter user points out, there might be a silver lining…

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Downton Abbey continues on Sunday at 9:00pm on ITV