Line Of Duty fans were left reeling as the first episode of the fourth series ended on a shocking cliffhanger.
The police drama returned on Sunday night with newcomer DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) on the hunt for a serial killer following two murders and an abduction.
But in tense scenes at the end of the episode, Huntley appears to have been killed in a struggle with forensics co-ordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins).
They have a scuffle during a row and Huntley hits her head and collapses.
But as Ifield powers up a chainsaw and prepares to dispose of the body, Huntley flicks open her eyes.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) March 26, 2017
Fans are now concerned that the officer is about to meet a grisly end.
#LineofDuty is off to a flyer!! Thandie Newton is too big to go in episode 1!!
— John Kelly (@nedkelly80) March 26, 2017
— Nicola Bailey (@nicolab03) March 26, 2017
— Confan 97 (@confan97) March 26, 2017
#LineofDuty Big new star killed early on, they did last series but wait she's not dead but she is now…I think.
— Daran Philipson (@dazman007) March 26, 2017
With Huntley’s life hanging in the balance, fans cannot wait for next week’s instalment of the BBC1 series.
— hannah partington (@TallHannah) March 26, 2017
WHY? 😳 I know I have waited too long to watch the new #LineofDuty…now you want me to wait until next week? With that ending?
— Simi Lindgren (@SimiLindgren) March 26, 2017
Hopefully the week will fly by!