The good news: ITV2’s revolting Roman sitcom Plebs has returned to screens with a host of new characters and a brand new toilet wine bar setting. The bad news? Stylax. He’s dead.
Those who tuned into the fourth series debut were left flabbergasted after the cheeky series regular (played by Joel Fry) was crushed to death by a marble slab in the first scene. And viewers were left heartbroken by his swift exit…
- Plebs series 4 is still hilarious – but new pleb on the block Jason is no Stylax (yet)
- Joel Fry has left ITV2 sitcom Plebs
Looool they really gonna kill stylax like that?! DISRESPECT #plebs
— shoni (@shonipugh) April 9, 2018
— Kelly Taylor (@KellyAnn_Taylor) April 9, 2018
— Eleanor Gwyn ???? (@NellyGwenny) April 9, 2018
it took me 23 minutes to accept that Stylax didn't fake his death for compensation #plebs
— Lisa Marie ???????? (@prettyboots) April 9, 2018
— Matt ♿️ (@Matt_S_1982) April 9, 2018
However, fortunately there’s a new Pleb on the block in the form of Jason, the blonde and ditzy builder, played by Jonathan Pointing.
The reaction to the new laddy lead? Mixed…
Stylax was never rlly my fave but now he's left I'm just sad that now there's little representation. The three protagonists are white… but like I love Jason a lot son im v conflicted #plebs
— Rori is seeing Love, Simon 3 times? (@RoriFtMatej) April 9, 2018
— ThatLondonFella. (@ThatLDNFella) April 9, 2018
Stylax may have been squished by a slab but Jason is bangin #PLEBS
— Courtney LL Francis (@courtneyllf98) April 9, 2018
— TWANGMACKEM8258™️ ???????????????????????????????????? (@twangmackem) April 10, 2018
However, mostly all were delighted at the return of Ryan Sampson’s Grumio, who stole the show with his ‘stuffs stuff in stuff’ cooking…
— Alice (@AliceBaugh) April 9, 2018
I was crushed stylax wasn’t in #plebs but I thought it still worked pretty well. Grumio has and always will be the best character in the show, as long as he’s in it I’m there!!
— Bad Neighbour (Zeal & Litta) (@BadNeighbourDNB) April 10, 2018
Honestly think Grumio is my favourite character from any tv program ever #Plebs
— Bec (@becleigh_) April 9, 2018
— Cat (@sparkles589) April 9, 2018
And Grumio fans will be delighted to hear he’s got a big episode next week: the sluggish slave is mistaken to be a charity case, with marathon runners pledging support to the ‘Grumio foundation’. If that’s not perfectly Plebs then we don’t know what is.
Plebs is on Mondays, 10pm, ITV2