- Darren's death at the end of series 3 is a case of Shoot the Shaggy Dog. He's just narrowly avoided getting killed by Elmo, getting wounded in the process. He phones Nidge to let him know that he's coming for him Only to take two bullets to the head from Lizzie.
- Siobhan looks like she's about to get Nidge banged up by framing him for Git Loughman's murder. After all the shit she goes through with Pauley and the Gardaí, it's quite jarring to see her get killed in the crossfire by Patrick. This is capped off with Nidge getting shot while Warren looks on from an upstairs bedroom. Downer Ending indeed.
- Rosie walking away from Darren at the end of series 2 for perfectly understandable reasons. This essentially destroys whatever good is left in Darren and drives him into a downward spiral and it also renders most of his actions for absolutely nothing. At the start of series 3, it's briefly stated that even his own sister wants nothing to do with him.
- Debbie's death by way of an overdose is so sudden and jarring on top of all the other shit she has gone through, especially since her own parents want nothing to do with her.
Tear Jerker / Love/Hate