WE BET YOU DIDN’T SEE THESE ONES 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, above with Asher Keddie), the leading man in Nina’s 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 phenomenon leaves regularly 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 five minutes to end season three – and the season-four poisoning of evil boy-king Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) at his own nuptials.