It was with an unpleasant blend of anguish and disbelief that The Rec faithful watched Bath Rugby put in the kind of woeful second half performance upon which season's founder.
To see London Irish slice through the home side with the ease of the proverbial hot knife through butter was deeply dispiriting for those who, up until 3pm on Saturday, had believed that this was to be Bath's season.
Now they're probably revising such a view.
Championship-winning sides do not surrender 17-0 half-time leads in the slothful, distracted manner in which Bath played the second 40-minute period. Some of the missed tackles were appalling, and enough to have had head coach Steve Meehan and defence coach Brad Davis seething with frustration.
But from such negatives, positives can come. The players need to hold this second half performance before their minds - and use it as a spur to ensure it never happens again.