If you’re a McLeod’s Daughters fan, you’ll remember that scene.
You’ll remember the moment the McLeod’s Daughters’ producers took your Drover’s Run-loving heart and smashed it into smithereens.
In case you missed it, McLeod’s Daughters was a noughties Aussie TV show centred around the two daughters of a bloke named McLeod.
When McLeod dies, the estranged daughters, Claire and Tess, have to put aside their differences and run the family property, Drover’s Run, together.
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So for three glorious seasons the women shear sheep, ride horses and do other farm-related activities that I don’t completely understand, in what will always be considered one of the most feminist TV shows on Australian TV.
They also fall in and out of love with the brothers on the bordering property – Alex and Nick Ryan. BE STILL OUR BEATING HEARTS.
But then it happens.
One day Claire is driving Tess and baby Charlotte back from a trip into town when her ute hits a pothole. She then veers off the road when a horse walks in front of the vehicle. The ute is left dangling off the side of a cliff.
Tess manages to grab little Charlotte and get to safety but she’s unable to get Claire out of ute in time.
In probably the most devastating scene in the history of Australian TV, the ute slides down the cliff and into a canyon, killing Claire.