THE explosive finale of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels proved to be divisive.
The Showtime horror series concluded with an episode of explosive proportions as war between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Pachucos broke out on the streets.
Elsewhere, sister Molly tragically took her own life after discovering a string of her mother's corrupt deeds and dastardly politician Charlton Townsend rose to power, riding a wave of public outrage.
The episode cryptically ended with the Vegas noting that he planned to build "walls, not roads" across the community as racial tensions boiled over.
Whether or not the show will be renewed for a second series remains unclear, but the ending is certainly open enough to pave the way for more episodes.
Alas, audiences were divided by the episode, with many branding the conclusions "underwhelming" and anti-climactic, despite all the action.
One Twitter user complained: "Damn. That finale was…way too tidy, yet somehow unsatisfying. Especially as a place-holding cliffhanger."
A second chimed in: "I just watched the finale of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and it was… anticlimactic.
"I thought the show was building to something but most of the subplots just kind of went nowhere. Honestly, the best part of the season was all the dance numbers."
Meanwhile a third complained: "I liked this season of Penny Dreadful but the finale was disappointing to me. Unsatisfied. Sorry."
A fourth brutally complained: "What a f***ing waste of time that finale was. Count me out if there's a second season."
However others came to the show's defence, insisting the finale's message about intolerance was "more relevant than ever" and even drawing parallells to President Donald Trump's comments about walls and immigration during political rallies.
The show sent waves through social media with it's graphic violence and sex scenes throughout its run.
Many were sickened by a disturbing sexual assault scene as police molest teenage girl outside family home.
Others were chilled to the bone by demonic child Frank, one of shape-shifting demon Magda's (Natalie Dormer) many forms.
Elsewhere, the show thrilled after a gang initiation took a raunchy turn, culimating in a threesome.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels airs Wednesdays on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.
All episodes are available to stream on NOW TV.
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