Severance was an intense show that gripped viewers and, as one fan put it, “was worth an Apple TV sub”.
And the finale was an episode that had fans literally screaming at the TV – even those who are not usually prone to such outbursts. Indeed, according to many Reddit users, it’s the most intense episode of any TV show ever.
One fan who describes themselves as “not a very reactive person at all when watching stuff”, “yelled” at their TV as Mark shouted “she’s alive” and the screen cut to black.
Another was full of praise for the finale, saying the intensity it brought “didn’t feel forced”.
In fact, the whole thread is crammed with comments about how Severance got under the skin of viewers in a way that few TV shows can do.
One user described how they “let out an involuntary gasp” as season 1 came to an end. And it was only as they did that, they realised they’d been holding their breath for “the entire episode”.
But not everybody was sitting holding their breath. One user described how they spent the whole episode “pacing back and forth”.
Yes, Severance truly was, as one fan said, a “wild ride”.
But spare a thought for a couple who watched the season finale without realising it was the season finale and thought there was another episode to come.
The show, they said, was “so amazing”. And I get the impression they may have been understating their true feelings when they described the realisation that season 1 was over as “so disappointing”.