Unforgotten: Viewers left reeling after emotional series finale


Is this the end of Unforgotten? Viewers are left reeling after a VERY shocking series finale with the death of a major character that had them ‘bawling’

  • WARNING: SPOILERS  
  • Unforgotten came to an emotional end last with the death of a major character
  • Viewers were left reeling at the unexpectedly heartfelt series finale 
  • Crime at the centre of the drama was also tied up – and the murderer revealed 

Unforgotten viewers were left ‘sobbing’ after last night’s series finale that saw DCI Cassie Stuart lose her fight for life. 

Like the character’s family, fans of the show said an emotional farewell to the police detective (played by Nicola Walker) who had sustained fatal injuries in a car crash at the end of episode five. 

The final moments saw DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) deliver a moving eulogy to his ‘mentor and friend’ and devastated father Martin Hughes (Peter Egan) weep freely as he listened to his daughter’s last voicemail on repeat.

‘Torn to pieces,’ one Twitter user wrote. ‘What heartbreaking TV.’  

The departure prompted fans and critics alike to question whether this might be the end of Chris Lang’s ITV cold-case thriller.

Some argued it would be ‘impossible’ for it to continue without the lovably grumpy DCI Stuart, but others campaigned for her partner DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) to take over as lead.

Unforgotten viewers were left 'sobbing' after last night's series finale that saw DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) lose her fight for life. Pictured, with Sanjeev Bhaskar as DI Sunny Khan

Unforgotten viewers were left ‘sobbing’ after last night’s series finale that saw DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) lose her fight for life. Pictured, with Sanjeev Bhaskar as DI Sunny Khan

The heart-wrenching final moments saw DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) deliver a moving eulogy to his 'mentor and friend'. Above, the detective lays flowers at DCI Stuart's grave

The heart-wrenching final moments saw DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) deliver a moving eulogy to his ‘mentor and friend’. Above, the detective lays flowers at DCI Stuart’s grave

Devastated father Martin Hughes (Peter Egan) weep freely as he listened to his daughter's last voicemail on repeat outside the hospital, pictured

Devastated father Martin Hughes (Peter Egan) weep freely as he listened to his daughter’s last voicemail on repeat outside the hospital, pictured

One tweeted: ‘So sad to see Cass go, but I’m absolutely here for more series with Sunny and the gang, I hope that’s the news being referred to! #Unforgotten #Unforgotten4.’

Another posted: ‘End of an era. Nearly 400 actors over 4 superb seasons. An absolute joy of a job to do, and consistently stellar performances from everybody. #Unforgotten.’

A third wrote: ‘Series endings like this should be banned during a pandemic. F******g brutal. #Unforgotten.’

At the same time the case at the centre of this series was tied up, with Deano finally revealed as the murderer. 

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