IT was just like watching the Castleford Tigers horror show all over again - but only this time it was at home in front of the Sky TV cameras.
A week ago the Giants went to The Jungle fully confident of picking up the two Super League points which would keep them in pole position to secure the sixth and final play-off place.
But after an encouraging first-half display against the Tigers, the Giants froze at the start of the second half and before they knew it the game had slipped through their grasp.
Then six days later against Warrington, exactly the same script was written.
Good first half, bad second half.
And, just as it was at Castleford the week before, there really could be no excuse for the way the Giants suffered yet another massive second-half fade-out.
In the opening 40 minutes the home side looked hungry, sharp and eager, although the fact they enjoyed so much possession but were tied at 12-12 at the break will have been an added concern.
But what can be said about the abysmal 40 minutes that followed.
Warrington cruised home by four tries to one as their hosts became disjointed and seemingly unable to re-discover the form they had shown in the opening quarter when it was virtually one-way traffic in the Giants' favour.
Quite clearly, Huddersfield were not helped by the head injury suffered by main man Brandon Costin just before half-time.
In the first half hour, he had caused Warrington no end of trouble down their right.
But after the interval, it was clear he was suffering and the Giants' attacking cohesion was lost as a consequence.
Yet this still can't be used as an excuse for the way things went so terribly wrong.
A team in Super League's top six, and one that is determined to stay there, should be able to overcome such problems.
Unfortunately, it didn't seem to be the case with the Giants when they had the chance to impress in front of the Sky TV cameras.
With Costin pulling the strings, Huddersfield were great. With Costin failing to fire on all cylinders, the Giants were like a ship without a rudder.
And in the promising opening half hour everything revolved around the Australian.
Within six minutes he had made his significant presence felt, sending out a long pass for Stuart Donlan to squeeze in at the corner for a try Costin was unable to convert.
But despite Warrington being forced to drop-out four times in the opening 12 minutes, the Giants were unable to add to their early lead - and they were ultimately made to suffer.
On Warrington's first attack of the contest in the 14th minute Dean Gaskell dived over in the corner to level the scores and six minutes later Lee Briers' penalty gave the Wolves the lead for the first time.
Costin quickly followed up with a successful penalty of his own, and the balance of power appeared to have shifted back to the home side.
Nine minutes before the break Dean Gaskell was sin-binned for holding down and within no time at all, the Giants had regained the lead, although fortuitously.
Jim Gannon spilled the ball backwards on his own 20 and Ben Roarty was quickly on hand to mop up the danger.
But he then spotted a gap in the Wolves' line and with a stunning turn of pace and neat little dummy shot through and fed Julian Bailey to race 60m to score.
Paul March added the extras as Costin received treatment for his head injury and it was 12-6.
But just before the break the visitors scored an even more fortuitous try on the last tackle.
Warrington appeared to be going down a blind alley, forcing the ball to be kicked high towards touch.
Darren Burns was on hand to collect and despite the best efforts of Bailey, he was able to find Briers to score in the corner.
Briers added the touchline conversion and it was all square.
But far worse was to follow at the start of the second half.
Within the opening six minutes the Giants had conceded two tries to Paul Wood and Briers and they were up against it.
Huddersfield did manage to hit back with a try in the 60th minute when Evans' superb pass off the floor from Costin's long pass found the supporting Paul Smith to finish off for Costin to add the conversion.
But from the restart Phil Joseph, who had earlier caught the eye with some excellent dummy-half runs, put Donlan in all sorts of trouble by passing him the ball close to the tryline and he was trapped in-goal.
From the resulting drop-out the position was created for Mark Gleeson to plunge over from close range before Danny Lima sealed victory with a close-range try in the 77th minute.
Another bad day at the office was complete.