Neil Cross releases graphic interpretation of lost flashback scene.

And if anyone still had a doubt that Ripley was made for Luther, and that the creators of this series were as in love with their relationship as the fandom was…

The image was released on the show’s facebook page, with a few words from Neil Cross himself.

But one last thing. Originally, I’d hoped to begin the final episode with a flashback featuring dear, dead Justin Ripley. (I know. I miss him, too.) It was one of my favourite scenes of the series, but for one reason or another we didn’t shoot it.

However, for the die-hards out there — and there must be a couple of you, right? — here’s a graphic interpretation of that lost scene.

I have to admit, I choked up a little when I read it. Because — well, goodbyes always make me tearful.