Warning: spoilers ahead for the season two finale of His Dark Materials.
His Dark Materials fans have showered Amir Wilson with praise after the season two finale, calling for him to win awards for his ‘outstanding’ performance.
In the latest episode of the BBC series, Will Parry (Amir) is finally reunited with his father John Parry (Andrew Scott), who disappeared several years before.
Just moments after becoming reacquainted with each other, John realises that a gunman is in their midst, blocking his son from the attacker and being shot in the process.
Will bursts into tears as he watches his long-lost father die before his eyes, creating one of the most heartbreaking moments in the entire series.
Several people remarked on the ‘excellent’ acting of 16-year-old Amir, whose other acting credits include the 2020 adaptation of The Secret Garden and the West End production of The Lion King.
‘MULTIPLE EMMYS FOR AMIR WILSON!!!!’ a fan tweeted enthusiastically.
‘God, Amir Wilson is so good isn’t he,’ one person commented.
Someone else described Amir as ‘a revelation’, while another said his scene with Fleabag star Andrew ‘was staggeringly well acted’.
‘Hello can we give Amir Wilson all the goddamn awards he is killing it SO MUCH AS WILL,’ a Twitter user stated.
At the end of the finale, fans were shocked to see James McAvoy make a surprise appearance as Lord Asriel, calling upon the Angels to join in his fight against the Authority.
Following the news that James’ standalone episode on His Dark Materials had been axed due to the coronavirus pandemic, viewers were ‘screaming’ when they realised he had returned.
‘Welcome back Asriel,’ one person said, while another tweeted: ‘I REALLY WAITED THIS ENTIRE SEASON FOR ASRIEL AND HE’S FINALLY HERE.’
The latest instalment also featured several heartbreaking deaths, including aeronaut Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda).
While many fans were aware his death was coming having read the book, it didn’t stop it being any less upsetting for them.
‘Seeing this brought to life on screen is devastating. You know what happens but you still want it to be different,’ one fan wrote.
His Dark Materials is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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