Twitter went through several stages of grief as Lifetime concluded V.C. Andrews's Flowers in the Attic series on Sunday

By Lanford Beard
Updated April 13, 2015 12:15 AM
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If you thought Twitter couldn’t get any more worked up than it did over If There Be Thorns, you were sorely mistaken.

Sunday saw the conclusion of Lifetime’s on-screen adaptations of V.C. Andrews‘s Flowers in the Attic series, and, suffice it to say, fans freaked out.

Spoilers for those who haven’t watched the previous three films: Seeds witnessed the inevitably twisted end to the Foxworth-Dollanganger-Sheffield-Winslow family’s complicated saga. Sibling spouses Cathy and Chris Sheffield (Rachael Carpani and Jason Lewis) returned to their childhood home, Foxworth Hall, which had been taken over by Cathy’s son Bart Winslow Jr. (James Maslow) – who was conceived in an affair with the second husband of Cathy’s mother Corrine (Heather Graham).

Mentally unstable and indelibly impacted by the hyper-religious influence of Corrine and her vengeful servant in the events of Thorns, grown-up Bart remained disgusted by his parents’ history – even as his own behavior (did you really just sleep with your half-brother’s pregnant wife, Bart? Then hook up with your adopted sister?!) revealed he was just as entangled in the Foxworth legacy as those he judged.

At the apex of Bart’s sick spree of scheming and seduction, Chris – like most of his siblings and his parents before him – met a sudden, tragic death. In the end, Cathy found herself back in the attic where she and her siblings were locked away during her childhood, and she was grimly comfortable in the location of the trauma that formed her identity.

Below, we’ve chosen some of Twitter’s most bonkers reactions, including but not limited to a self-consciously inappropriate attraction to the six-packed star Maslow.