JAN MOIR gives her view from the sofa on Doctor Foster

Someone sent her a bouquet of flowers accompanied by a card with the one word ‘bitch’ – ouch, ouch, ouch. In a moment of difficulty, she drank wine alone in her kitchen, straight from the bottle – glug, glug, glug.

She gate-crashed her ex-husband’s party and cried when her teenage son moved out. Things got so stressy at one point that she went into the garden to dissolve her ring in a gallon of sulphuric acid – fizz, fizz, fizz.

And apart from that, Doctor Foster, how did you enjoy your trip to Parminster?

Last night, Suranne Jones returned as the melodramatic medic in BBC1’s second series of this unexpected hit. It wasn’t long before she was simmering like a forgotten kettle, exuding the kind of rage that suggested she was packing husband-hating, heat-seeking missiles in her voluminous bra.

Suranne Jones returned as the melodramatic medic in BBC1’s second series of this unexpected hit - and gate-crashed her ex-husband’s wedding party

Suranne Jones returned as the melodramatic medic in BBC1’s second series of this unexpected hit - and gate-crashed her ex-husband’s party

In a moment of difficulty, she drank wine alone in her kitchen, straight from the bottle

In a moment of difficulty, she drank wine alone in her kitchen, straight from the bottle

This is the story of a life that unravelled and a family that became undone when a wife found a stray blonde hair on her husband’s jacket

This is the story of a life that unravelled and a family that became undone when a wife found a stray blonde hair on her husband’s jacket

Millions tuned in to watch the new series - and social media was set alight with reaction from viewers gripped by the hit show 

Millions tuned in to watch the new series - and social media was set alight with reaction from viewers gripped by the hit show 

‘Anyone could be lying to me, and I wouldn’t know,’ she seethed. Ain’t that the truth, doc.

Two years ago, ten million viewers tuned in to watch the dinner party from hell dénouement in the first series, as Gemma Foster finally confronted her husband Simon (Bertie Carvel) over his affair with their friends’ 23-year-old daughter Kate (Jodie Comer).

In the final scenes, Slimy Simon and his pregnant mistress moved to London, leaving Gemma to pick up the pieces of her life. And initially, she seemed to be doing just fine.

The new series reveals that Gemma is now head of Parminster Medical Practice – unlikely, given her breaches of medical ethics in the past, but let’s not nitpick. Her nice, supportive friends are urging her onto dating websites and she appears to have a warm relationship with her teenage son, Tom.

After bearing the indignity of infidelity and abandonment, brave Gemma is healing. She has applied a cold compress onto her cuckquean’s fury and neatly stitched up her marital wounds – but it is all a façade.

When Simon and Kate get married and move back to Parminster, everything changes. And what ignites Gemma’s fury all over again is that they have not suffered in the way that

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