'What have I got to look forward to on Sunday nights now Poldark is over?': TV fans are left bereft after passionate season two finale
As the second season of the hit BBC One series Poldark came to a close on Sunday evening, fans of the show were left craving more.
Legions of viewers took to social media as the finale episode came to a close, mourning the loss of their favourite Sunday night show, pleading with the BBC to make sure season three airs sooner rather than later.
'Best television drama ever! Series 3 can't come soon enough. Rugged beautiful Cornwall at its best,' one viewer gushed on Twitter, clearly more than satisfied with the conclusion to the latest instalment.
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Last kiss: Fans rejoiced as Ross and Demelza reconciled in the season finale of Poldark on Sunday night
Happy ending: As the second season of the hit BBC One series Poldark came to a close on Sunday evening, fans of the show were left craving more
'What the HELL have I got to look forward to on Sunday nights now that Poldark is over?? Gut'ed I tell thee!' came another tweet, adopting the 18th century language of the show.
Another fan tweeted the BBC directly, pleading: '@BBCOne absolutely outstandingly good! Please don't let us wait too long!'
Viewers were delighted to see Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) reunite with his long-suffering wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) as the finale came to a close.
Things had been touch and go in their marriage since Ross spent a night with ex-flame Elizabeth; but fans of the show had clearly been rooting for Demelza to forgive her husband.
Reunited: Viewers were delighted to see Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) reunite with his long-suffering wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) as the finale came to a close
On the rocks: Things had been touch and go in their marriage since Ross spent a night with ex-flame Elizabeth; but fans of the show had clearly been rooting for Demelza to forgive
Cliff hanger: The pair were brought back together once more, Twitter users cheered them on from their sofas as Ross kissed his wife lovingly on the Cornish cliffs
As the pair were brought back together once more, Twitter users cheered them on from their sofas as Ross kissed his wife lovingly on the Cornish cliffs.
'Say you didn't cheer, say you didn't cry a bit as Ross kissed Demelza again! The kiss that heals so may wounds,' came one impassioned tweet.
Plenty of other viewers felt just as emotional over the final scene: 'OMG that kiss! That mouth! Tears running down my face...'
'Now that's how to kiss a woman! TV screens everywhere are smoldering,' another happy tweeter posted.
'That thing when something is so heart-wrenching & engenders such deep emotion that there are no words to do it justice. Bravo #Poldark,' continued another fan.
Others were less forgiving - in the reconciliation scene, Ross was seen defending his adultery, claiming that 'it was just one night'.
This didn't sit well with some.
Explosive: The series' legions of viewers took to social media as the finale episode came to a close, mourning the loss of their favourite Sunday night show
A third helping: Season three is said to feature 'new heights of conflict, feuding, passion and drama'
'It was one night! really????' one irritated tweeter posted.
'Oh he's doing himself no favours is he? Ross Poldark... should be ashamed of himself,' someone else remarked.
Elsewhere, some were disappointed with the lack of raunchiness in the finale - clearly eager to see actor Aidan Turner take his shirt off - something he has become known for doing on the series, gaining him a platoon of swooning admirers.
'SERIOUSLY disappointed with the lack of sex scenes in the final episode of #Poldark. And there were like 3 solid opportunities!' one disgruntled fan observed.
New arrival: Elizabeth herself was revealed to be pregnant - teasing a plot point for the third season, which is already in production
Aunt Agnes is watching: Season three promises a dark twist according to the series' writers
Earlier in the episode, viewers had seen Ross reunite Dr Enys with his estranged lover Caroline, which reaffirmed the captain as a hero - warming fans to him again after his indiscretion with Elizabeth.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth herself was revealed to be pregnant - teasing a plot point for the third season, which is already in production.
Fans discussed on Twitter whether Elizabeth's unborn child was her husband Mr Warleggan's, or whether it could indeed be Ross Poldark's.
'That child better not be his!' one viewer exclaimed.
Craving more: Poldark fans are left desperate for more as season 2 ends with a passionate kiss between Ross and Demelza
Withdrawal: Viewers were delighted with the season finale and mourned the loss of their beloved Sunday evening show
Building tension: Twitter users were left on the edge of their seats watching the drama unfold on Poldark's season two finale
Onwards: Season three has already been teased in a trailer released by the BBC following season two's climax
'Let that kid be Ross's. Worth it alone to see the look on George's face,' came an opposing opinion from another fan.
'Finally...a baby cliff-hanger!' someone else posted to the micro-blogging site.
Season three has already been teased in a trailer released by the BBC following season two's climax.
It promises an array of new characters and dark drama, with scriptwriter Debbie Horsfield telling the Radio Times: 'We're thrilled to be kicking off series three with a fantastic array of new characters and a story which scales new heights of conflict, feuding, passion and drama.
'Ross is older but not necessary wiser, and his recklessness sometimes costs him, and his loved ones, dear. We're in for a rollercoaster ride where the stakes have never been higher.'
Poldark is set to return in 2017.
Who's the daddy? Viewers have been left wondering who the father of Elizabeth's baby is - Ross Poldark or Dwight Enys
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