Warning: This article contains spoilers for the most recent episode of The Bridge that aired on BBC Two.
BBC Two aired the penultimate episode of everyone's favourite depressing Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge last night (June 22) and with one episode left, viewers are dreading the end - not just because a great series is coming to an end, but because it's likely not everyone will survive.
But let's have some happy news first, we got the resolution to last week's cliffhanger: Henrik was shot but didn't die. Yay.
And that's all the happy stuff in the episode. Sandra, the wife of mechanic Moyo, was killed in a hanging, and Lillian receives the decomposing head of Hans in a flower delivery.
As grim as that all sounds, viewers are prepared for much worse next week:
#BronBroen #TheBridge really is such an outstanding show. What would be enough to be the big resolution for the series finale of a lesser program happens halfway through Episode 7. What’s going to happen in E8?!?!- Andrea Williams (@andreakw) June 23, 2018
Oh Henrick you big flange what are you doing telling Kevin/Brian abt your daughter he’s clearly a wrongun!!! Awful sense of someone v important not making it to the end next week 😬😬😬 #TheBridge- Tanya Gundersen (@tangundersen) June 22, 2018
I think that Astrid will be killed, as she is Henrik's daughter.... #TheBridge- E K D (@Leeds_Demon) June 22, 2018
Another fantastic episode. Leaving it open ended for what could be a heart stopping ending to one of the greatest TV shows I’ve ever seen #TheBridge- Jack Price-Harbach (@JPriceHarbach) June 22, 2018
Why do I have this sense is foreboding that Saga Norén Malmo CID dies at the end of this? #TheBridge- Siobhan Smyth (@siobhanfreya) June 22, 2018
If they kill Saga next week in last ep of #TheBridge BBC needs to provide helpline for viewers to cope. Not joking. She's real right?- Josephine d'Or (@JosephyneT) June 22, 2018
#TheBridge Nooo don’t tell Kevin... I’m so sure he knows the enigmatic Stephanie! So want to know but can’t bear that it’s almost over and please don’t let it be the end for Saga! 😢- Heather Phillips (@hipoisie) June 22, 2018
My money is on the guy in the wheelchair #TheBridge great show I watch every week feeling nervous shame this is last ever- Martyn Anthony (@MartynAnthony) June 23, 2018
If Saga dies next week then don't feel too sad, because she was originally meant to die in season one.
Writer and creator Hans Rosenfeldt recently revealed that: "Yes, in the very early drafts, Saga died in episode 9 – she was stabbed." So technically she has been on borrowed time for three seasons.
Rosenfeldt also explained why the show is ending now, stating: "There are very few series that actually creatively peak at series five, six and seven. They tend to go the other way."
The Bridge concludes next Friday (June 29) at 9pm on BBC Two. Thankfully they've not spoiled anything in a trailer this time.
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