Hardcore fans of Love/Hate gathered in Dublin's Dylan Hotel last night for an exclusive viewing of the first episode of Love/ Hate.
And they could barely contain their excitement as the series returned for its fourth series.
"I cannot wait," Tara Lennox (26) from Wicklow said.
"I spent the last two weeks watching all the box sets back to back in preparation. I've had a Love/ Hate blitz."
Other fans were waiting to see how new characters would fit in following the murder of Darren in the last episode of the third series.
"Robert Sheehan shoes are big to fill so it'll be interesting to see the new cast member,"George Power (36) from Wicklow said.
Lucy Whiston (25) from Lucan said: "I am a massive fan. I got into it last year like everyone else in the country. And then I watched series one and two over the summer.
"I want to see if Tommy is OK -- he's one if the last good looking ones left," she laughed. "And I want to see if Nidge survives the season."
Eoghan Mulligan (26) from Skerries is a long standing fan.
"Nearly all my favourite characters have been killed off. But I think it's a great show and can't wait to get sucked into this series."
The bar had created a special Love/Hate cocktail for the night which consisted of Jameson, Crème de Cassis, tomato juice, lemon syrup, maple syrup and Marmite.
"People will either love or hate it," manager Barry Francis joked.
And it wasn't just the Dylan hotel that was holding a special Love/ Hate night.
Head of RTE drama Jane Gogan said there were hundreds of bars in the UK and Ireland that were holding special gangster themed nights.
"Bars and restaurants are making a real event of it -- both within Ireland and abroad."
"It's great to see Irish produced drama bringing Irish communities together. It shows how much Love/ Hate got the entire country talking," she told The Herald.
Writer Stuart Carolan decided to watch the first episode from the comfort of his own armchair.
"He'll be watching it at home," his wife Emma Kelly told the Herald.
"I'll be watching it too. I never read the scripts beforehand. I prefer seeing it for the first time on TV," she added.