People loved McMafia’s suspenseful sixth episode: “Finally something bloody happened!”

Viewers were seriously gripped by McMafia’s most eventful episode to date

Juliet Rylance, McMafia (BBC, EH)

It’s fair to say that BBC1’s McMafia has been a slow burner. The Sunday night drama began with a lot of long pauses and spreadsheet-fiddling from James Norton, and not a great deal of action.

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How things have changed.

The sixth episode of the international crime thriller reached a shocking climax this week, with Alex Godman’s fiancée Rebecca (Juliet Rylance) suffering a gunshot to the stomach, mere seconds after revealing she was pregnant.

It was a brutal turn of events, but viewers were relieved that at last, the drama was gathering pace…

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People can’t wait another week to find out if Rebecca is alright…