WE BET YOU DIDN’T SEE THESE COMING …
Some of our biggest homegrown and overseas dramas have received recent shock- death shake- ups.
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen early eps of season four of Game of Thrones or season two of House of Cards, skip the last two …
Lady Mary ( Michelle Dockery) had just given birth and Matthew Crawley ( Dan Stevens) was rushing home to share the news. A winding road and a truck coming towards him ended his Downton journey – and season three.
PACKED TO THE RAFTERS
Rafters’ biggest rating episode saw Melissa Rafter ( Zoe Ventoura) killed while driving and fiddling with her mobile phone on her way to meet husband Ben ( Hugh Sheridan) in season three.
Fans recoiled in shock and anger when Patrick Reid ( Matt Le Nevez), the leading man in Nina’s ( Asher Keddie) life, died after being struck by a car towards the end of season four.
HOUSE OF CARDS
Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood left us gobsmacked – and in no doubt about his merciless presidential ambitions – when he casually pushed former lover and journalist Zoe Barnes ( Kate Mara) into the path of a train to open season two.
GAME OF THRONES
The hit fantasy regularly leaves those who haven’t read the books scrambling. Think the beheading of Ned Stark ( Sean Bean) in season one, the bloody Red Wedding – which took out three key cast members in a matter of fi ve minutes – and the season- four poisoning of evil boy- king Joffrey ( Jack Gleeson) at his own nuptials.