Striking Out season finale delivers 'line of the year' and leaves viewers on a cliffhanger
The second series of RTE's legal drama Striking Out wrapped on Sunday night with a whopper of a cliffhanger.
A third series of the show, starring Amy Huberman, Neil Morrissey, Moe Dunford and host of other talent, seems highly likely given there was no resolution to the drama after the six episode run.
The very last line of dialogue was lead character Tara Rafferty, who has been sleeping with her ex-fiance Eric's brother, declaring, 'Eric, there's something I have to tell you...'
Some viewers were bereft:
Ah come on... You can't make only 6 episodes a year.. we need more... #strikingout— Peter Cavey (@Twitspc) February 12, 2018
That can't be the end!! #StrikingOut it just can't!! There better be a season 3 and please let Tara and Pike actually take Richard Dunbar down next season, and her own corrupt father @rte please let Tara win for once. Please!!?— Kathy (@KC_Friendie) February 11, 2018
Others, not so much:
That's a cliffhanger? Better ones in Peppa The Pig. #StrikingOut— Helena Close (@Helenaclose) February 11, 2018
As usual, some people weren't quite sure what was going on:
I really hope there isn’t an exam at the end of this week’s episode of #StrikingOut , I haven’t a clue what’s going on....— Brendan McFlute (@BrendanMcFlute) February 11, 2018
Of all the drama in the final episode, however, it was Irene Rafferty's (Ingrid Craigie) reaction to her cheating husband that garnered the most attention.
“Pack your bags and then f**k off. And don't forget to put your plate in the dishwasher.” she said, much to viewers' delight.
OK Irene Rafferty’s one liner “Back your bags and f@ck off” saved tonight’s episode... I was expecting more of a dramatic cliff hanger 😂 #strikingout @amyhuberman @Nick_Dunning #IngridCraigie @RTEOne 😩 12 months till #Season3 pic.twitter.com/wUSGNTc0HY— Jason Kiernan (@jasonkiernan81) February 11, 2018
“Pack your bags and then fuck off. Put your plate in the dishwasher.”— Philip Nolan (@philipnolan1) February 11, 2018
Line of the year. 😂#StrikingOut
@rte @amyhuberman Can't believe that's the series end of #strikingout what a cliffhanger and fair play to Irene 'pack your bags & f**k off. Oh and don't forget to put your plate in the dishwasher' Can't wait for series 3— Caragh Nurseries (@CaraghNurseries) February 11, 2018
Boom! she shoots she scores. "Put your plate in the dishwasher" #strikingout— Ali Fox (@AliFox87) February 11, 2018
Standing ovation for Irene #strikingout— Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (@Niamh_NicGhabh) February 11, 2018
“Now pack your bags and f*ck off” what a line! #StrikingOut— Yvonne Lyons (@YvonneDoody) February 11, 2018
A third series has not yet been commissioned by RTE but we'll keep you posted.