Doctor Foster viewers outraged at the ‘waste of time’ ending of the drama as the BBC confirms the show is gone for good

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DOCTOR Foster fans are so very confused and outraged as the show came to an end.

The BBC drama ended its two series run with a final episode that saw both Gemma and Simon survive but their son Tom run away as a 15-year-old wanting to make a life for himself, and viewers were not impressed at the lack of closure.

 Many viewers felt like how Tom looked when his parents rowed on the hard shoulder of a motorway

Many viewers felt like how Tom looked when his parents rowed on the hard shoulder of a motorway

“Doctor Foster needs a third series,” tweeted one adding: “The ending to season 2 ruined the show. It needs series 3 to be nailed to save its rep.”

A second said: “DoctorFoster ending like a series of The Missing, awful.”

Another viewer just really wanted a death and wrote: “Nah, I wanted someone dead! Tom’s a little s*** mate.”

“Simon should’ve been thrown into a dual carriageway back in the first episode,” added a second. “Job done! #WasteofTime”

So #DoctorFoster tonight left me all pic.twitter.com/4oC6Ka642w

— Rohit Bagga (@RBaggaa) October 3, 2017

All the tension came from repeatedly teasing something would happen and never delivering on it. Should’ve just gone on Tinder for an hour

— Ian Warren (@ijwarren) October 3, 2017

Me after seeing the credits and *that* being it #DoctorFosterpic.twitter.com/hu5PQTT1yG

— Victoria Simpson (@Vickisimpson23) October 3, 2017

Thank goodness for #liar because #DoctorFoster has gone right off the boil.

— Colin Jellie (@Jelliewobbler) October 3, 2017

#DoctorFoster when the whole plot ends with tom pic.twitter.com/LcQFKcAQZb

— The President (@realpresidant) October 3, 2017

BBC One: Are you happy with the ending of #DoctorFoster?

Public: pic.twitter.com/3DkfIi4jQm

— Blake Kinman (@blakekinman) October 3, 2017

Everyone’s face in Britain right now… #DoctorFosterpic.twitter.com/PELE2DtskL

— Blake Kinman (@blakekinman) October 3, 2017

waiting to find out what Simon told Tom like #DoctorFosterpic.twitter.com/uVTtX3esM1

— Beth Strong (@bethcstrong) October 3, 2017

Worst ending to a series probably ever. BBC execs should be taking pay cut this year for wasting a brilliant series #DoctorFoster

— Declan Penman (@PenmanDeclan) October 3, 2017

“Okay the more I think about it the more annoyed I am,” wrote another adding: “All the tension came from repeatedly teasing something would happen and never delivering on it.

“Should’ve just gone on Tinder for an hour.”

Doctor Foster ended its second series with a dramatic twist that saw Tom run away from both his warring parents.

The 15-year-old schoolboy – who is played by actor Tom Taylor in the BBC drama – decided to leave and make a go of life alone after watching his mum and dad’s twisted battle take another turn as Simon tried to kill himself.

 Broken by his warring parents, Tom decided to run away and escape from both of their toxicity

Broken by his warring parents, Tom decided to run away and escape from both of their toxicity
 He said he would never return but Gemma didn't give up hope

He said he would never return but Gemma didn’t give up hope

After last week’s dramatic cliffhanger, it emerged Gemma opted not to murder her cheating ex and instead fled to Tom to drive him back to their home.

Earlier in the episode Simon offered Gemma the opportunity to get back together and forgive everything but she refused after all his behaviour and threats to kill her.

“We could decide to be as family together again,” he said.

However when she knocked him back, he told her that he wanted to choke her to death outside of the restaurant before Tom walked outside and told him to leave.

 Tom told his mother she was lucky because her parents died and couldn't return

Tom told his mother she was lucky because her parents died and couldn’t return
 Gemma looked heartbroken as she fought

Gemma looked heartbroken as she fought

Later, Tom told his mum that she was luckier than him because her parents had died when she was 16 and that he would never be free of his dad.

After hearing a car leaving and finding Tom gone, Gemma realised Simon had taken him and grabbed her doctor’s bag from her wardrobe and left to find him.

Calling him, Simon answered the phone and Gemma heard Tom asking repeatedly where they were going before a sound led her to the hotel she had previously stayed in.

Hunting for Tom, Gemma found their room empty and followed a trail of open gates through a woodland at the side of a motorway where she found Tom terrified as Simon threatened to kill himself.

 A devastated Simon tried to kill himself

A devastated Simon tried to kill himself
 Gemma dragged him back out of the road and told him she would give him a better way

Gemma dragged him back out of the road and told him she would give him a better way
 She fought Simon to not destroy Tom's life

She fought Simon to not destroy Tom’s life

“Simon please, come away from the traffic, we can talk,” Gemma told him as he threatened to walk into the oncoming traffic.

“If a car hits you what he sees will scar him forever,” she said before he tried to pull her in and she broke free.

But as Simon tried to walk back into the traffic, Gemma dragged him back and saved his life in front of Tom, before telling Simon privately that this isn’t how he should end his life and offered him another way out.

The warring couple then went to a restaurant for a disturbing family meal where Simon broke down sobbing.

Doctor Foster’s Gemma saves Simon’s life before promising to help him kill himself
 She told her ex that she would help him

She told her ex that she would help him

“Why did you want this? We’re all just sitting here feeling s***?” asked Tom.

“I hate myself, I hate what I’ve done, I hate the entire world,” Simon said before finally revealing what he had told Gemma to make Tom leave with him.

When Tom was born Gemma suffered from post-natal depression and in the midst of her illness had said she wanted Tom dead.

The heartbroken kid told her that he felt she worked a lot to avoid spending time with him, after Simon twisted the truth.

 Simon apologised for everything

Simon apologised for everything

Leaving Tom and Simon at the table, Gemma went to her car to get her bag before setting up a series of syringes so Simon could kill himself without pain.

Saying goodbye to his son, Simon tried to make things right and told him: “I’m never going to see you again, live a good life, I’m really sorry for everything.

“Your mum’s right, all that stuff I said, I was angry, she didn’t work too much. She loves you so much, she’s never let you down. I’m the problem in our family.”

“Once I’m gone you’ll feel a bit sad but not for long,” he added.

 Gemma carefully laid everything Simon would need out

Gemma carefully laid everything Simon would need out
 He prepared to inject himself and end his life

He prepared to inject himself and end his life
 Gemma arrived back just in time to make him think twice

Gemma arrived back just in time to make him think twice

“Bye dad,” said Tom as he walked off back to the car and they drove off with Tom sobbing.

As Simon went back into the hotel room and prepared to end his life, Gemma walked back into the room and stopped him.

“Tom doesn’t realise it at the moment but he needs you,” she said.

“I won’t ever forgive you but we will both probably start to forget and that’s enough,” she told him before handing him a picture of herself and Tom.

Gemma and Simon discuss what to do with son Tom on Doctor Foster

Simon asked her to take the drugs away and accepted her offer of a few days to help him get back on his feet.

In the closing moments, Gemma’s name was revealed as Angelis as the hotel receptionist called to her.

After paying for Simon’s room for a week, Gemma checked her phone and received two pieces of good news – Tom could go back to school and she was returning to work with drinks planned with Sian.

However the third voicemail brought something worse – silence from Tom.

 Realising Tom had run away, Gemma panicked and thought he had killed himself

Realising Tom had run away, Gemma panicked and thought he had killed himself
 But she began sobbing as he told her she would never see him again

But she began sobbing as he told her she would never see him again

Running back to the motorway, Gemma screamed for her son as she thought he had killed himself but the truth was worse – he had left both his warring parents for a life alone.

“Mum, I’m going, I was going to move about anyway but I’ve had enough of dad and you and not knowing and I’ve got no school, no friends left, I hate myself, and I want to start again. You went off at 17 and did alright.

“You won’t see me again, it will be better, I think. Love you.”

Doctor Foster’s Gemma’s maiden name revealed as she finally moves on from Simon
 It didn't stop her looking for her missing son

It didn’t stop her looking for her missing son
 But she did promise to stay at home for whenever he wanted to return

But she did promise to stay at home for whenever he wanted to return

Gemma then collapsed on the side of the motorway, sobbing alone in the woodland as it was revealed she returned to her house.

The episode ended with Gemma breaking the fourth wall and speaking into the camera to say: “Tom I’m your mum, I’m sorry and I’m here.

“I’ll always be here waiting for when you want to come back – whenever you want to come back.”

BBC One trailer for series two of the multi-award winning Doctor Foster

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