EastEnders viewers are fuming after a technical glitch resulted in a loss of sound at the climax of Thursday’s episode.
The set-up was a confrontation between Ronnie Mitchell (Samantha Womack) and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright).
The two ladies were having a not-very-friendly chat about Albert Square baddie Dean Wicks; the man who raped Linda and is her brother-in-law, to boot.
Samantha Womack as Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders (BBC)
Little wonder fans lost it when the sound cut out during their talk. Could there be a more tense moment for a technical fail?
Twitter was soon awash with EastEnders viewers venting.
Some demanded a TV licence refund
No mention of the sound loss during #EastEnders? I want my TV licence money back.
— Louise Jones (@louisejonesetc) October 22, 2015
Others wondered if they were at fault
Did anyone notice the sound go in EastEnders?
— Clare (@clare_sparkle) October 22, 2015
— Janette Irvine (@jannyp70) October 22, 2015
— Kelly (@kells_kells) October 22, 2015
Much annoyance at the timing of the fail
What the bloody hell happened to the sound on #EastEnders tonight. Need to go to iplayer to see what Ronnie was threatening to do with Dean
— Redrattle1 (@Redrattle1) October 22, 2015
HOW CAN THE SOUND CUT OFF ON EASTENDERS SO CLOSE TO THE DOOF DOOF
— Indecent (@Indecentldn) October 22, 2015
— Phi Thuggah (@PhiPhi__x) October 22, 2015
— AdenosineDiphosphate (@KeemaKiiWii) October 22, 2015
Fans went big on the apology angle
How has @BBCOne not apologised for the sound muting on Eastenders. I have no clue what Ronnie planning on Dean!
— Laura S (@LsFfc) October 22, 2015
— Katie Joy (@UYJewellery) October 22, 2015
Sound gone on eastenders,we hoping to get an apology for that
— Beatrice Pinkie (@MissBeapinky) October 22, 2015
A few were content to gloat
#EastEnders apparently some viewers lost the sound at the end of the episode.Happy to say it was fine here. Best ending for a while, as well
— Old Man About Town (@OldManAboutTown) October 22, 2015
But some saw the funny side
The sound’s gone on #EastEnders, there is a God..
— Warren Kearney (@KearneyWarren) October 22, 2015