SPOILER ALERT: In Pictures: Love/Hate comes to an explosive end
Close to a million people tuned in for the last night’s series four finale on RTE
MANY thought he was a dead man walking, but King Nidge has lived to see another season.
However, things didn't turn out quite so well for dodgy dentist Andrew who came to a brutal end in the season finale of Love/Hate.
Andrew was suffocated with a plastic bag by Fran the Man in his home.
And actor Peter O'Meara, who previously starred as Lieutenant Norman Dike in HBO's Band of Brothers, says he was terrified filming the scene.
“It's the most terrifying scene I've ever performed,” the 44-year-old told the Herald.
“I don't think it's the kind of scene I'd ever like to do again — and I've jumped off moving trains.
“I was extremely nervous about having a plastic bag put over my head. No matter how you prepare for it — two guys holding you down covering your face feels scary.
“During one particular take it felt so real and so terrifying I had to stop, go outside and calm myself down. I think I earned my money that day.”
Peter admitted he was shocked and saddened when he discovered his character met with such a gruesome end.
He said: “Such a brutal horrifying death unlike anything we've seen in television drama before. I felt a great sadness turning the final page. I don't think Andrew deserved to die.
“He's a typical Celtic Tiger middle class guy who has fallen down the rabbit hole of his own greed. Andrew has created his own downfall.”
His role may have been fleeting but Peter relished being part of such a successful series.
He added: “It's been a big moment for US-based Irish actors like myself and Brian F O'Byrne to come home and be part of such an original series.
“Walking around Dublin I constantly have people saying dentist stuff to me like, ‘Fix Me Teeth!' Or my favourite – ‘Here's the Crown Prince — don't overcharge me!'“
Dentist Andrew wasn't the only finale fatality, as cat-killer Wayne was mowed down. Young actor Barry Keoghan realised his character’s days were numbered.
He said: “I knew Wayne couldn't continue doing what he was doing and getting away with it. It was no shock to see him die.”
Last night, fans saw tensions between Fran and Nidge become even more pronounced.
Nidge cut Fran out of a deal, Fran knows the cops are on Nidge's trail but pretends he's none the wiser.
They pretended to put their differences aside and headed to the port to wait for the drugs.
But their plans were thwarted thanks to Det Moynihan's team and Tommy's nosebleed.
Ado, Nidge, Fran and Elmo are all briefly banged up but a lack of evidence meant Nidge and his crew got off scot free.