First came denial. Some people couldn't even believe the scene happened — was it all a dream?
And then came anger, because frankly how dare you.
Of course, there was depression:
How could you watch that scene without getting emotional?
Spin-offs were written up...
...Wi-Fi network names were changed...
...T-shirts were designed...
...and better times were remembered.
On Twitter, people shared their disappointment using #PousseyDeservedBetter:
After hearing about Poussey's death, some refused to watch the last episode — or any of the show this season:
People processed their grief with memes...
...drawing fan art...
...and by breaking down the most tear-jerking scenes from the season.
This season's final episodes also featured a flashback of Poussey in New York City. The moment where she turns and smiles into the camera, breaking the fourth wall, is something a lot of fans are holding onto.