Up to now, fans have watched on as British Professor Jonah Mulray’s life was turned upside-down after his wife, Megan Harris, was killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong.
Wracked with grief, Jonah had no choice but to cross the ocean to bring home the woman he loved.
When Jonah arrived, he was immediately overwhelmed by the neon-saturated hyper-modern island of Hong Kong, a place in constant motion, and a world away from the halls of academia.
Jonah discovered that Megan led a secret life and it seemed to completely destroy everything they built together in London.
With Megan’s death leaving so many unanswered questions, Jonah struggled to make sense of it.
In the final moments of tonight’s episode, David was killed after a dramatic chase scene.
While he had time to escape with Lau, he chose to run back and let down the tyre’s of the attacker’s vehicle, one of Xo’s guards.
While returning to his escape car, he was shot and seemingly died.
Viewers instantly took to social media following the death.
One fan tweeted: “Absolutely f**kin fumin that David Chen just got popped #strangers.”
“OMG poor David #Strangers,” cried another viewer.
A third begged the stars of the show to reveal the truth, with one fan posting: “@Kt_Leung plz tell me David is still alive. I can’t cope #Strangers.”
“As if they just killed David Chen off of #Strangers,” wrote another.
A fifth said: “Gutted David Chen is dead was one of the goodies. #strangers.”
“Nooooo!!!! Not David!!! #Strangers,” cried another.
One fan tweeted: “Poor move killing David – he lost his career, wife, daughter and then his own life – he was one of the few characters I warmed to! #strangers #tragedy @ITV #itv #doubledoublenegative.”
“David used a knife to free Lau. Why did he try to let down the tyres instead of just slashing them! Idiot. #Strangers,” noted another.
One fan ranted: “If David dies I’m going to be p**sed off #Strangers.”
“What can happen in another hour next week? David is dead..one less character to watch milling about doing nothing #strangers,” chuckled another.
Strangers continues next Monday on ITV at 9pm.