Friday 20 October 2017

King Nidge brings in a million

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge. Love/Hate series 4; episode 6. RT One.
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge. Love/Hate series 4; episode 6. RT One.
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Killian Scott as Tommy **EMBARGO - NOT TO APPEAR IN PRINT, ONLINE OR SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH**
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Tommy (Killian Scott) collapses outside warehouse
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan). Love/Hate series 4, episode 6. RT One
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan). Love/Hate series 4, episode 6. RT One.
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Bran F. O Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Bran F. O Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Stephen O Brien as Detective Terry arrests Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Ado (Mark Dunne) with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Stephen O Brien as Detective Terry arrests Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Bran F. O Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)

Ken Sweeney, Entertainment Editor

THE finale of the fourth series of Love/Hate attracted more than one million viewers.

A massive 1,007,500 viewers tuned in last night to see one of the most controversial runs of any drama broadcast by Irish TV.

However, many of those watching were scratching their heads at over ending that left more questions than answers.

“What just happened there? Can someone explain,” asked one Twitter user within seconds of the credits rolling. Another wrote: “Still can't believe how bad the ending of Love/Hate was...”

However, actor Peter Coonan has defended the final scenes, where Tom Vaughan-Lawlor who plays Nidge lets rip in his prison cell, saying it had done the trick by starting a debate.

“It keeps people talking as everyone has a different opinion on what is going to happen after. But here there is still a good bit of the story to be told,” he said.

Gang make a run for it Laurence Kinlan as Elmo, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge and Mark Dunne as Ado
Gang make a run for it Laurence Kinlan as Elmo, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge and Mark Dunne as Ado
The Weldon family held in ghost estate
Fran chases Kellie
The kidnapping scheme from Sunday night's episode of Love/Hate
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge with Mary Murray as Janet
Warren's First Holy Communion
Tommy and Aido in conversation at Warren's Communion
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge at Warren's communion party
Kieran O' Reilly as Detective Ciaran Madden
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge
Caoilfhionn Dunne as Lizzie and Barry Keoghan as Wayne
Caoilfhionn Dunne as Lizzie and Barry Keoghan as Wayne
Fran urinates in a graveyard
Silvia Napoleoni as Denise and Susan Loughnane as Debbie
Callous: Nidge sees the bodies
Keith Duffy in 'Love/Hate'
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge.
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge.
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) attack Andrew (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) dispose of Andrew's body (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) attack Andrew (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) attacks Andrew (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) dispose of Andrew's body (Peter O' Meara)
Ado (Mark Dunne) with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Tommy (Killian Scott) collapses outside warehouse
Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Elmo (Laurence Kinlan drag Tommy (Killian Scott) into the warehouse
Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Elmo (Laurence Kinlan drag Tommy (Killian Scott) into the warehouse
Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Ado (Mark Dunne) with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Brían F. O' Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Stephen O' Brien as Detective Terry arrests Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Brían F. O' Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy **EMBARGO - NOT TO APPEAR IN PRINT, ONLINE OR SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH**
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Brían F. O' Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy **EMBARGO - NOT TO APPEAR IN PRINT, ONLINE OR SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH**
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan). Love/Hate series 4, episode 6. RTÉ One.
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan).

EMOTION

“I was wrought with emotion watching Tom at the end of it. It was incredible,” he said, speaking on FM104.

“It is all in writer Stuart Carolan's mind. He can really create some very interesting and dark situations.”

But Love or Hate it, fellow cast member Laurence Kinlan, who plays Elmo, said the success of the series had “massively” changed the lives of all the actors involved.

 “Listen, I have been acting since I was 14, lots of different films and all sorts. You get recognised the odd time,” he said.

“This has gone beyond what any of us imagined. We can't go anywhere now.

“You get recognised anywhere you go.”

Asked to explain the delight taken by viewers in the murder of dentist Andrew (played by Peter O'Meara), he added: “It takes a while for people to warm to characters and Peter wasn't there. It is hard to explain.”

Both actors said it was hard to say if their characters would survive season five, which they believed was going ahead.

ksweeney@herald.ie

Herald

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