The finale of the fifth season of Luther has ended with the arrest of the dangerous detective and Alice Morgan falling from a lethal height.
Morgan, obsessed with DCI John Luther, ambushed the police officer and his partner after they apprehended the masked killer who left a trail of bodies throughout the series.
DS Catherine Halliday was shot in the head by Morgan, who proceeded to fire several bullets into her one-time lover Luther as he began a desperate final chase.
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Morgan then forced her own fall from a potentially fatal height before a vengeful DSU Schenk – wrongly thinking Luther had been killing off police officer – arrested the wounded detective in a climactic final scene.
Hitman Mr Palmer was killed of by his financier George Cornelius, who opted for peace over continued tit-for-tat violence.
But the gangster was quick to frame Luther when his house was targeted in a dual raid by both Morgan and Schenk’s armed units.
Luther’s own dishonesty provoked the wrath of Morgan, who reappeared intent on killing the object of her love.
She took her revenge just moments after Jeremy Lake was beaten and detained in the house he had turned into a macabre murder scene.
Luther broke the resolve of his wife Vivien Lake in an interview, bringing and end to the couple’s murderous arrangement that had run through the series.
Main characters Silver, Halliday and Morgan all appear to be victims of the latest series of Luther.
Fans shared their shock, horror, and delighted on Twitter:
Things I'm scared of after tonight's #Luther finale:— Are we the baddies? (@arewetehbaddies) January 4, 2019
A really scary Hermoine Norris (again)
Masks of your own face
Letting John Luther into your life
Bunches of red roses
So less than 24hrs after the series 5 finale of #Luther my sister asks me to go and collect something she has bought off the internet for my niece! 😱 I said did you not watch it?? she said as long as theres no suitcase you will be fine!! #charming #sisterlylove— Everyone calls me P :) (@pawlabear) January 5, 2019
Wow! #Luther A superb finale. Echoes of the Series 1 finale as Luther was pursued after being framed for the murder of his wife. Series 5 has been one of the best Series yet. So...... pic.twitter.com/ZJey7x6NAU— Christopher Searle (@hurleyfunbags) January 4, 2019