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The Bay viewers were left “crying” at their TV screens “five minutes in” the brand new episode of the gritty police drama.
The hit ITV show set in Morecambe, was back with a brand new series on Wednesday night (March 8) at 9pm.
And the latest episode did not disappoint the shows loyal legion of fans who all proclaimed “what an opener!”
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Within the first 10 minutes, viewers witnessed a tragic arson attack on a family home, resulting in the death of the mum following the house exploding.
Show alum DS Jenn Townsend (played by Marsha Thomason), was tasked with the case and finding out what happened and races over to the heartbroken family, the Metcalfs.
The show’s opening got plenty of viewers talking at home who took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
“5 minutes in already crying,” said one person.
Another added: “Omg what a start. The power of this drama has begun already.”
“Bloody hell the opening of The Bay was a bit strong wasn’t it,” penned a third viewer.
A fourth wrote: “And we’re off …. What an opener!”
"WOW… What a f*****g brilliant start – welcome back" said someone else.
A sixth agreed: "Already Loving this year’s series."
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