TIME viewers were left in tears and forced to ‘switch off’ after watching ‘gut punching’ prison scenes.
Last night’s episode of the BBC show hit viewers hard, provoking a powerful emotional response.Kelsey had her baby taken away in heart wrenching scenes[/caption] Orla had to live in a tent after getting out of jail[/caption] Abi opened up about why she killed her baby[/caption]
Orla was released from prison but realised that although free she now was homeless and began the struggle to survive in a tent.
Meanwhile, the mum still faced the battle of trying to reconcile with teen son Kyle.
With the support of Kelsey and Marie-Louise, Abi finally started reckoning with her unresolved grief.
She risked the judgement of fellow inmates when she opened up about the postpartum issues that led her to kill her baby.
Many people were moved to tears by the heartbreaking prison scenes, which were described as a “gut punch.”
Viewers were left sobbing as they took to X/Twitter to share their thoughts after watching the upsetting episode.
One wrote: “Time BBC just made me sob buckets!!”
A second added: “Binged Time last night! What an amazing piece of writing. Had me in bits Bravo! More please BBC.”
A third penned: “Time BBC couldn’t watch it. Too upsetting.”
A fourth wrote: “Thought it would be hard to match the brilliance of the first series but wow Time BBC is just incredible. Amazing performances and the most powerful thing I’ve watched for a long time.”
A fifth added: “Watching Time on BBC is a powerful gut-punch. Kids torn from their mother’s arms because she couldn’t afford heating—this should never happen. Let’s fight for a future where no child experiences such trauma.
While Time is not based on a real life story, creator Jimmy McGovern and the cast of the show went to extreme lengths to ensure the series was as realistic as possible.