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Too Close viewers furious as ITV freezes 'during the last ten minutes of the finale'

Too Close viewers were left outraged last night after ITV froze during an ad break - meaning fans missed 'vital scenes' in the finale.

Taking to Twitter, audiences at home complained that the programme stopped playing during an advertisement for home furnishings retailer ScS  - with some saying it didn't resume for around twenty minutes.

The three-part series, which concluded last night, follows London-based forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (played by Emily Watson) as she assesses the sanity of Connie Mortensen (Denise Gough), a 'yummy mummy' accused of attempted murder. 

But as viewers waited to discover why Connie tried to kill her daughter and a neighbour's child by driving off a bridge with them in the car, ITV froze, leaving fans fuming.

Yet many social media users still praised the psychological thriller's finale, which opened with tormented Connie setting fire to her own room. 

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Too Close viewers were left outraged last night after ITV froze during an ad break - meaning fans missed 'vital scenes' in the finale. Pictured, main character Connie Mortensen setting her room on fire

The three-part series, which concluded last night, follows London-based forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (played by Emily Watson) as she assesses the sanity of Connie Mortensen (Denise Gough, pictured together), a 'yummy mummy' accused of attempted murder 

Bemoaning the technical error, which appeared to only impact some customers, one person wrote on Twitter: 'What happened halfway through #TooClose?

'The telly froze during an @scssofas ad break for about 20 mins which meant we missed most of the second part of the drama?

Another added: 'So now we've missed something crucial because of the frozen ad!!! #TooClose,' while a third said: 'Omg I've just missed a massive chunk because the ads froze.'

'What's happened?! @ITV #TooClose Last 15 minutes and screen freezes,' complained a fourth viewer.

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment. 

In the finale, viewers discovered what drove Connie to commit her horrifying act - learning that her mother died, her marriage broke down and she was prescribed a potent mix of drugs.

Reaction: Taking to Twitter, audiences at home complained that the programme stopped playing during an advertisement for home furnishings retailer ScS - with some saying it didn't resume for around twenty minutes

Connie and her husband Karl (Jamie Sives) decided to have an open marriage, but she was left distraught when he moved on with her neighbour and best friend Ness (Thalissa Teixeira).

Her mother Julia (Eileen Davies), who suffered from dementia, also died - a life-shattering incident that Connie had forgotten about during her time in psychiatric care.

Connie, who was already on antidepressants, was also suffering from insomnia and hair loss, which prompted her doctor to give her a strong mix of drugs.

But after becoming concerned with her dependency on the medication, she flushed all of her pills away 'for the kids'.

Yet this resulted in Connie suffering from psychosis, which is when people lose some contact with reality, and driving off the bridge with the children because she believed her mother could 'save them all'. 

As viewers waited to discover why Connie (pictured) tried to kill her daughter and a neighbour's child by driving off a bridge with them in the car, ITV froze, leaving fans fuming

Yet many social media users still praised the psychological thriller's finale, which opened with tormented Connie setting fire to her own room (pictured) 

Viewers eventually saw Emma appear in court to offer her testimony, in which she insisted Connie isn't a danger to herself or society.

'Who knows what any one of us is capable of given the wrong medication and the right triggers,' she added.

Fans were quick to praise the drama, with one writing: 'This was so emotional. I cried and cried to see both women's suffering... Powerful stuff.'

Another said: Absolutely loved #TooClose. Emily Watson and Denise Gough were amazing and portrayed women and mental health in a refreshingly honest way.'

Reaction: Fans were quick to praise the drama, with one writing: 'This was so emotional. I cried and cried to see both women's suffering... Powerful stuff.'

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