This article contains spoilers for Unforgotten series 4.
Unforgotten came to a heartbreaking conclusion last night (29 March), which left viewers devastated and commending lead actor Sanjeev Bhaskar for his "tour de force" performance.
The ITV crime drama saw Nicola Walker's DCI Cassie Stuart die after sustaining brain injuries in her car crash in the penultimate episode. DI Sunny Khan (Bhaskar) is pressured into completing their investigation into the murder of Matthew Walsh, which he resolves.
Sunny rushes to the hospital to be with his dearest colleague and friend, only to discover that she isn't going to recover from her accident.
Cassie's broken father (Peter Egan) replays a voicemail that she left him, in which she vows to be "better". Sunny can then be heard giving a eulogy for Cassie, revealing how he loved her, before we saw him standing solemnly by her grave stone. Each Unforgotten series ends with a cemetery scene, which is meant to signal that the deceased has finally found peace, as their case has been cracked by the crime-solving duo.
Fans were left "bereft" and gutted over Cassie's death, and some even suggested that Nicola Walker should be the next guest star in the Line of Duty. Walker would absolutely nail those tense interrogation scenes.
Viewers also praised Bhaskar for his brilliant performance, and described Walker as a "national treasure."
"Sanjeev Bhaskar has tonight delivered an absolute tour de force performance. Absolutely staggering," one fan commented.
"#BAFTA for @TVSanjeev please - even if I hated the ending with a passion!" another added.
"Is it too soon to start the campaign to have #NicolaWalker as the cameo role in the next #LineOfDuty? #Unforgotten," one wrote.
Bhaskar also revealed that co-star Walker had left a surprise note in Sunny's backpack, which made him cry on set.
"Thank you all for carrying us through series 4 of @UnforgottenTV. The last of this series #sunnysbackpack was unbeknownst to me, packed by #NicolaWalker - with a note she wrote, when I opened it on set. I cracked."
Meanwhile, creator Chris Lang has tweeted that more news on the series will "follow shortly".
"It has been an uncomplicated joy making 4 seasons of #Unforgotten with #NicolaWalker," the writer posted. "'We can be sad that we've lost someone we adored & who we will miss every day, but we also be grateful for the time we did have together'. More news on #Unforgotten to follow shortly."
We'll keep you updated.
Unforgotten is available to stream on ITV Hub now.
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