TONIGHT’S episode of Death In Paradise left viewers shocked after main character DS Florence Cassell departed the series.
Fans were distraught after the intense episode ended with the heroine announcing that she was leaving the island.
There had already been speculation that Florence actress Josephine Jobert would be leaving the 11th series of the BBC show, but tonight confirmed her exit.
The latest episode showed the undercover detective’s cover blown, after she’d been living with suspect Miranda Priestly working as an au-pair for her daughter using the name Celeste.
However, things came to a dramatic end after Florence had a gun turned to her by Miranda, after it was realised she murdered her own mum.
Miranda led Florence into a field and had her on her knees, ready to shoot.
However, DC Cassell managed to draw her own pistol and shoot Miranda in the side before placing her under arrest for multiple murders.
Following the heroic act, Neville Parker (Ralph Little) raced to her, before it was announced that she would be leaving the island.
The emotional scene saw Florence say her goodbyes to everyone before being driven away in a taxi.
As she looked out the window of the vehicle wiping her tears, it seemed like the fans were doing the same.
They all flooded to Twitter to share their thoughts on the shocking end.
One wrote: “Florence leaving Death in Paradise is proof to me that all good things must come to an end”
Another said: “Florence leaving death in paradise has BROKEN me”, as a fellow fan added: “why am I crying at death in paradise”.
Many fans took to thanking Josephine for her incredible portrayal of Florence.
“You are such a brilliant actress, thank you for so much for playing Florence :,)”
Another said: “”@Josie_official im gonna miss you so much, thank you for bringing so much excitement and fun with florence on death in paradise”.