Viewers ‘sobbing’ at emotional Victoria finale
Victoria will be back with a special episode at Christmas.
Victoria viewers were “heartbroken” and “sobbing” as Lord Drummond was killed off in the series two finale.
Drummond (Leo Suter) died after taking a bullet that was destined for the Prime Minister Robert Peel.
Fans of the ITV drama – which stars Jenna Coleman as the monarch – were devastated by the death, with many writing on Twitter that they were in tears.
One posted on Twitter: “WHY DID DRUMMOND HAVE TO DIE?!?! IM LITERALLY SOBBING.”
“So much ugly sobbing at this ep. distraught it’s the last of the season. i have too many emotions,” wrote another.
One upset viewer tweeted: “Drummond’s death was so painful to watch… I was so heartbroken that I couldn’t even cry. But it hurts real bad.”
Drummond's death was so painful to watch... I was so heartbroken that I couldn't even cry. But it hurts real bad. 😭😭💔💔 #Victoria— Jade 🌟 (@KittyKat3801) October 15, 2017
Fans were particularly upset that Drummond had died so soon after he and Victoria’s attendant Alfred (Jordan Waller) had shared a passionate kiss.
One person tweeted: “I’m just gonna cry myself to sleep don’t mind me, drummond and alfred deserved the world #victoria.”
I'm just gonna cry myself to sleep don't mind me, drummond and alfred deserved the world #victoria— ruby (@stametsculber) October 15, 2017
“Drummond and alfred: the most tragic and epic love story, romeo and juliet are shaking,” said another.
drummond and alfred: the most tragic and epic love story, romeo and juliet are shaking #victoria— andrea 🌿 (@fitzsimmonslab) October 15, 2017
For many viewers, the one bright spot on the horizon was that Victoria will be back with a special episode at Christmas.
Twitter was bombarded with messages, video clips and memes from fans expressing their excitement.
“My sundays are over !!! Oh christmas i cant wait for you !” said one bereft viewer, while another confessed: “I literally just jumped up from the sofa and ran around screaming happy that #Victoria will be back at Christmas.”