Is Jac Naylor dead? The popular Holby City character was left fighting for her life in the cliffhanger on Tuesday night’s episode (December 5).
Naylor, played by Rosie Marcel, bumped into a mysterious character in the hospital stairwell who shot her and left her for dead.
After the hospital plunged into darkness, viewers heard a gunshot and the next thing they saw was Jac crawling in agony along the floor before passing out.
The BBC’s preview for Thursday’s follow-up episode reveals the following details:
"The resolve of the Holby family is put to the test when a face from the past arrives with a chilling vendetta. How will the team cope when their whole world is torn apart?"
Earlier in the episode, viewers had witnessed Jac breaking down over the recent death of Jasmine, sharing an emotional moment with Fletch and a reconciliation with Oliver Valentine. The doctor had then revealed to Raf that she was planning to leave Holby, shortly before she got shot.
Viewers took to Twitter in horror at the heartbreaking scenes, expressing dismay at the possibility of Jac being killed off.
Jac Naylor is one of the main reasons why I watch Holby; she is a fantastic character played brilliantly by Rosie Marcel. To see such a strong woman hit by anxiety and grief has been hugely inspiring, I would hate for her to be killed off like this #HolbyCity— Ollie Pope (@Ollieargyle9) December 5, 2017
I’m so worried about tonight’s Holby... if they hurt Jac I will be furious. No. #HolbyCity— alana 🎅🏼🎄🎁 (@everythingalana) December 5, 2017
I swear if Jac dies I’m not watching Holby again. She’s my fave. #HolbyCity— Georgina 🧜🏻♀️🐚 (@piercedmermaid) December 5, 2017
It's back.The reason I used to watch Holby when it first started! Great script and acting by the cast!! Rosie Marcel was phenomenal.Wasn't expecting that!! Who has shot Jac? I have a sneaky suspicion it's Fran?! #HolbyCity— Tammy👭 (@tammy778) December 5, 2017
JAC NO!!!! I bet it's that Jeremy. He said he was after the redhead 😢😢 #Holbycity— Hannah Evans 🎄 (@Hannah_Mae98) December 5, 2017
Jac Naylor is quite possibly one of my favourite fictional characters of all time ❤️ #HolbyCity— Amy (@amysians) December 5, 2017
Holby City continues on Thursday at 8pm on BBC One.
Catch up on BT TV via the BBC iPlayer app.