Last night’s Poldark series finale ended on a rather depressing note.
The final part in BBC1’s hit eight-episode run saw Elizabeth, Demelza and baby Julia come down with the dreaded Putrid Throat. The former recovered, but Poldark’s little girl died from the deadly illness. Yet the unhappiness didn’t end there, with Ross being arrested for theft and murder as the episode came to a close.
It was enough to have Poldark’s loyal fans in tears…
[adds #poldark to the list of shows that have made me bawl]
— ‹ jan › (@wesliac) April 27, 2015
It's been a long time since I had a good ugly cry so thanks for that, #Poldark finale. ?
— Lisa Mongeau (@WeesaCoween) April 27, 2015
This distraught fan still couldn’t get enough of Ross Poldark, sitting through the traumatic episode TWICE.
Why am I rewatching poldark why am I doing this to myself ??????? pic.twitter.com/MdFIxPrT3U
— EV∆-TURИdfw (@Evlias4eva) April 27, 2015
While for some even a good night’s sleep hasn’t proved enough distance from the upsetting dramas…
— Joanne Appleyard (@JosieApples) April 27, 2015
Sorry no work today.. on account I have the "Putrid Throat" #Poldark
— Jennifer-Paula ? (@Miss_JuiletD001) April 27, 2015
— Jo Williams (@JoWilliams018) April 27, 2015
Good morning, I'm wide awake but feeling emotionally drained after last night's #Poldark and my throat feels tickly.
— Kate Beauvine (@DefraKate) April 27, 2015
With the death of baby Julia…
— Rose Summer (@Rosewritessongs) April 26, 2015
The scene where Demelza asks Ross where Julia is, cut me in half ? #Poldark
— Alice Carter (@alicecartsx) April 26, 2015
— Catriona Duggan (@catrionaduggan) April 26, 2015
… and Ross’s arrest, it was just all too much.
Nooooo!! You can’t arrest Ross!! #Poldark
— Laura-Rose Saunders (@Blue_Rose_23) April 26, 2015
"Captain Poldark? You're under arrest." Doof doof doof… #poldark
— President BlueGlass (@BlueGlassBoy) April 26, 2015
Plus, to top it all, it was the last episode in the series.
Alas, no #Poldark next Sunday – “T’aint right, t’aint fair, t’aint fit, t’aint proper.”
— Suze Smith (@SuzeSmith65) April 27, 2015
What am I going to do without Poldark ?
— Rebecca Turnbull☮ (@BeckyTurnbull91) April 27, 2015
At least there’s going to be a second one, eh?
— Britta El Baamoudi (@brittbarbary) April 27, 2015