Gangs of London fans left ‘screaming like babies’ as Marian rips out fingernails in goriest episode yet

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GANGS of London fans have been left ‘screaming like babies’ after Marian ripped out fingernails in the goriest episode yet.

Last week’s episode of the Sky Atlantic drama saw a massive shoot out in Chinatown as Sean Wallace’s enemies tried to kill him.

*Spoilers ahead for upcoming episodes in series one of Gangs of London*

Gangs of London fans have been left ‘screaming like babies’ after Marian ripped out fingernails in the goriest episode yet
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When that didn’t work, Tove – played by Laura Bach – was planted as a waitress at a Wallace family dinner, but before she could take out Sean (Joe Cole), she appeared to be killed herself.

However,  episode six will reveal Tove is still alive but not out of the woods, as Wallace matriarch Marian (Michelle Fairley) attempts to get the truth out of her via torture.

The show, which has become notorious for its graphic violence and gore, sees Marian rip out Tove’s fingernails as she tries to get answers.

It left viewers who have bingewatched the series on edge, with one writing on Twitter: “I did have to look away during the torture scene.”

The Sky Atlantic drama has become notorious for its blood and gore
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The show’s director said Marian was taking her hurt over husband Finn wanting to leave her for another woman out on Tove in the torture scene
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Another added: “I’m a massive horror movies fan since I was a child. Ghost stories, slashers, torture porn doesn’t matter I can watch (almost) everything without being disturbed and impressionable.

“But with #gangsoflondon episode 6 I’ve screamed like a little baby. Thanks (?) @XavierGens.”

A third agreed, writing: “#GangsOfLondon The platters on repeat during the torture scenes dead class! Gory as hell especially the finger nails! Aghh.”

Meanwhile a fourth tweeted: “Very glued to gangs of London but those torture scenes just make me sick in my mouth.”


Marian wants answers in episode six
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Director Xavier Gens recently explained what was behind the torture scenes, telling Den of Geek: “For me it was most important to drive all the emotions and what happens in the present for the characters.

“For Marian Wallace it’s about her frustration at the betrayal she felt over Finn wanting to live with another woman – her husband cheating on her.

“She was one of the main pillars of the Wallace family, and so really when she’s torturing Tove, she is torturing Finn Wallace.

“She sees Finn in that woman. I really wanted to figure out how I could express that Lady MacBeth figure into the character of Marian Wallace.”

Gangs of London continues next Thursday at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.