After a month of keeping audiences guessing, crime show Dublin Murders finished up this week to a fairly mixed reaction. While it was an enthralling series and generally well-received, people were a little bit peeved that not everything was wrapped up into a neat little package by the end of the final episode.
Of course, this came as no surprise to anyone who had read the original Tana French novels but for TV viewers looking for all the answers, the ambiguous ending didn't go down too well.
Not everyone's cup of tea, fair enough. As is usually the case though, people were quick to put down their remotes and pick up their phones and it wasn't long before Twitter's finest comedians were out in force. Here's a summary of some of the best quips as we said goodbye to Rob, Cassie, Frank and all the rest of the Dublin Murders gang...
1. The 'Wagatha Christie' scandal was of course referenced...
— Dee (@dalkey04) November 5, 2019
2. And Father Ted is usually a good go-to...
— Mark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) November 5, 2019
A haunted fucking tree. Eight episodes and it turns into Scooby fucking Doo. Jeez. #DublinMurders
— Jim Taylor (@HuffTheTalbot23) November 5, 2019
4. Flashbacks to Junior Cert English...
"and then Adam went into the woods and..... Oh, shite. Run out of time. Erm - okay... AND IT WAS ALL MAGIC. THE END" #DublinMurders
— La Castillo (@hellshousewife) November 5, 2019
5. Who's with us?!
Fuck this, I'm gonna have to go to them woods myself and find out what happened #DublinMurders
— Emily Morris (@Emilymoz91) November 5, 2019
6. Hard to argue, Fargo
#DublinMurders those "students" are four of the biggest pricks ever to grace the screen of television
— Fargo Boyle (@JobbsOB) November 6, 2019
7. Any chance of a spin-off?
The only thing that got me through this was the chief inspectors comments 🤣 #DublinMurders
— Dee 🛵 (@Deedeecruella) November 6, 2019
8. Fizzy orange all round
Nidge & Tommy reunion was the only positive with that ending 🤯#DublinMurders
— Aoife (@Aoife_Rigney) November 6, 2019
9. An ulterior motive?
Was that a Green Party political message about introducing wolves back to Ireland's landscape?
They've really upped their party broadcasts #dublinmurders
— A\leen (@Aileen_on_me) November 7, 2019
10. Some things are better left unsaid
At the start of #DublinMurders we had no idea who killed Peter & Jamie, who Lexi was & why she looked exactly the same as Cassie
By the end of #DublinMurders we had no idea who killed Peter & Jamie, who Lexi was & why she looked exactly the same as Cassie
— Jay Motty (@RFFH) November 5, 2019
While a lot of questions remain unanswered, the below tweet could indicate that a second series might be on the way to shed some light on everything...
— Dublin Murders Production (@dublinmurders) November 5, 2019
What became of Peter and Jamie? Who was Lexie? Will Rosalind ever update her wardrobe? Find out next time on Dublin Murders.