Warning: This contains a lot of spoilers!
Seven million people tuned in to the fourth escapade of BBC One’s drama Bodyguard on Sunday – and the political thriller has left observers suspecting about what’s really going on in a way that hasn’t been the case with numerous recent shows.
In Sunday’s episode, DS David Budd( played by Richard Madden) tried to deal with the aftermath of a projectile during a opening statement by Home Secretary Julia Montague( Keeley Hawes ).
And one major patch slant in particular has generated conspiracy theories.
A offending twist
The show revolved around Madden’s and Hawes’ reputations – but on Sunday, viewers were told Hawes’ home secretary was killed in the bomb.
The show’s developer Jed Mercurio – who was also responsible for Line of Duty – told Radio Times onlookers would never recognize her extinction coming.
“I like to try to do things that move the legend on, ” he said. “With Bodyguard I wanted to have this event mid-series that would fully alter the dynamic.”
Growing up, he struggled to believe in Tv drama because he knew the central characters wouldn’t vanish, he said.
“I remember watching TV as a kid and, whenever there was some sort of jeopardy involving the protagonist, I could reassure myself because this is what I’d call a ‘can’t-die’ character, so everything “wouldve been” OK.”
Hawes herself thanked devotees for their actions on Twitter.