If the season finale of Downton Abbey is still sitting on your DVR, stop reading this right now.
For the rest of you, was that your hollering and pounding of fists I heard about 10:30 p.m. last night? Like many fans, I was shocked and unhappy to see the show kill off yet another of its beloved main characters last night. (Though it wasn’t a total surprise, thanks to some spoilerish Facebook folks who don’t know how to keep their lips zipped.) I feel like I want to wear pants to dinner as a protest.
Fans were mournful and angry on Twitter too. There was even a new term flying about the Twitterverse: Downtown rage.
Here’s a sampling of some of the strong emotions vented on Twitter last night.
SHUT YOUR FACE DOWNTON ABBEY!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?!!! #DowntonPBS
— Ryan Ubhoff (@savvybassoon) February 18, 2013
That’s it. I’m never watching Downton Abbey ever again.
— CindyWathen (@CindyWathen) February 18, 2013
Downton Abbey is done for the season!! Ugh . . now i have to wait a whole year to see what happens! Gosh the UK really know how to make TV!!
— Alyssa Martinez (@AlyssaM91_) February 18, 2013
And my favorite Downton Abbey image floating around the internet: