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British legal drama The Split is back for its third season. High-performing divorce lawyer Hannah Stern (played by Nicola Walker) returned to the BBC with the rest of the Defoe sisters, and fans were left shocked by what unfolded in the first episode of the final episode.

WARNING: This story contains spoilers.

First airing in 2018, fans had to wait two years to find out what was going on in the traumatic and debauched lives of the Defoe sisters.

The show’s second season ended in spectacular fashion with Hannah and Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan) marriage dancing along the divorce line when her secret affair with co-worker Christie (Barry Atsma) came to light.

The new season picked up ten months later, and the couple were still not divorced but trying to sort out their lives.

The biggest twist in the welcome episode came in the shocking events that unfolded moments before the show ended.

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Defoe’s youngest sister, Rose (Fiona Button), was still struggling with the miscarriage of her first child in season two and struggling to come to terms with James’s (Rudi Dharmalingam) desire for a family.

Eventually coming to terms with having a family, she couldn’t reach James, and viewers soon discovered he had been killed in a car crash.

The traumatic scene united viewers on social media, with @andycaterer tweeting, “#TheSplit Gosh that was brutal.”

@lindseyseva added: “No fuck I feel sick #TheSplit #TheSplit”

@bxthanyhope echoed Emma and described, “If this was the first episode I dread to think of the state I’ll be in when #TheSplit ends.”

Like its previous outings, this cycle will consist of six episodes, and with the first setting the bar so high for drama, where else can the show go?

BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writer Abi Morgan is behind this gripping show.

She is the screenwriter of hits such as The Hour, Suffragette, Shame, Sex Traffic and The Iron Lady. Viewers can therefore expect a bumpy ride.

Also, in the episode, senior family law partner and sister Nina (Annabel Scholey) found parenting her newborn baby by ex-boyfriend Rex (Matthew Baynton) a chore.

She much prefers spending her time with Tyler (Damien Molony) with whom she is having an affair.

Tyler had only recently married Zander (Chukwudi Iwuji), which means that Nina will surely have a hard time keeping this affair secret as the two will potentially spend more time together,

Viewers will have to tune in next week to find out how the family can recover from this devastating blow.

The Split season airs Mondays on BBC One at 9 p.m.

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