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Main Character Killed Off On Tonight's Red Rock

Tonight's episode of Red Rock, on TV3, saw one of its main characters killed off. 

If you haven't seen the episode yet, we suggest you don't continue reading.

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Superintendent James McKay, played by Richard Flood, was stabbed to death on the episode tonight. He was exiting his car outside the station when a hooded figure appeared and stabbed him in the stomach.

**** Strictly embargoed until 9pm on Wednesday 30th December, 2015 **** Episode 80 (airs Thurs 31st Dec) Superintendent James McKay is stabbed outside the Garda station - In Picture: James McKay played by Richard Flood. Superintendent James McKay becomes the first major character to meet his maker in Red Rock. In dramatic and heart wrenching scenes, Superintendent James McKay is stabbed to death as he exits his car, intent on finally, but reluctantly, exposing Paudge for his part in feeding Beady Burke confidential Garda intelligence. As McKay approaches the Garda station a hooded figure appears and stabs him in the stomach. Despite the trouble he finds himself in with the Super, Paudge runs to McKay’s defence but he too is stabbed in the process and left fighting for his life. As Paudge manages to stumble towards the station for help, it soon becomes apparent that McKay is fighting for his life on the opposite side of the road. In what must be one of the most emotional scenes filmed to date, we witness McKay slip away in the arms of his wife Claire. With McKay gone, will the truth about Paudge be buried with him, or will the guilt drive Paudge to confess everything to Detectives Nikki Grogan and Rory Walsh? Red Rock airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30pm on TV3

In recent events on the popular show, McKay had finally decided to expose Paudge for his part in feeding Beady Burke confidential Garda intelligence. It came as a surprise then that Paudge was the person who came to his defence outside the station when the attack happened and he too got stabbed.

While Paudge managed to stumble into the station to raise the alarm, McKay was seen on the ground with a pool of blood by his side.

**** Strictly embargoed until 9pm on Wednesday 30th December, 2015 **** Episode 80 (airs Thurs 31st Dec) Superintendent James McKay is stabbed outside the Garda station - In Picture: James McKay played by Richard Flood. Superintendent James McKay becomes the first major character to meet his maker in Red Rock. In dramatic and heart wrenching scenes, Superintendent James McKay is stabbed to death as he exits his car, intent on finally, but reluctantly, exposing Paudge for his part in feeding Beady Burke confidential Garda intelligence. As McKay approaches the Garda station a hooded figure appears and stabs him in the stomach. Despite the trouble he finds himself in with the Super, Paudge runs to McKay’s defence but he too is stabbed in the process and left fighting for his life. As Paudge manages to stumble towards the station for help, it soon becomes apparent that McKay is fighting for his life on the opposite side of the road. In what must be one of the most emotional scenes filmed to date, we witness McKay slip away in the arms of his wife Claire. With McKay gone, will the truth about Paudge be buried with him, or will the guilt drive Paudge to confess everything to Detectives Nikki Grogan and Rory Walsh? Red Rock airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30pm on TV3

In what must be one of the most emotional scenes on the show, we saw McKay slip away in the arms of his wife Claire.

A major question remains. With McKay now dead, will the truth about Paudge be buried with him, or will the guilt drive Paudge to confess everything to Detectives Nikki Grogan and Rory Walsh?

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Paudge is torn up with guilt and despite his mother’s persistent pleas to keep schtum about his whole involvement with Beady Burke, Paudge has made up his mind. He’s caused enough damage and now he must face the consequences. Sharon is suspicious and on his case too. He can’t keep lying to her or the rest of the station. He knows he must finally do the right thing.

Red Rock returns to TV3 tomorrow at 8:30pm.

Images via TV3.