Bodyguard viewers were blown off their sofas as Keeley Hawes’ character was killed off in the BBC drama during last night’s episode.
Home Secretary Julia Montague was hurt in last week’s bombing and succumbed to her injuries in the fourth outing of the political thriller.
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THEN… apparently reeling from her death, her protection officer David Budd (Richard Madden) attempted to take his own life.
But he failed, because the bullet in his gun had been switched for a blank. By who? We don’t know… (although Piers Morgan has a pretty compelling theory that Julia did it, more on below…).
In other scenes, it seemed that PR man Tahir, who carried the briefcase onto the stage ahead of the blast, was being hung out to dry (figuratively, of course, he was blown to smithereens…). And PC Kim lost her life in the line of duty.
Twitter is ablaze with theories and questions from viewers with wild imaginations. Here are some of the most popular…
Julia isn’t actually dead!
Lots of people think that the Home Secretary is actually alive, and that she has been declared dead to aid the investigation. It’s an interesting theory, but let’s remember that Bodyguard writer Jed Mercurio had no fear killing off his main characters (played by major names) in his other acclaimed drama, Line of Duty.
I think she’s still alive. They have said she’s dead to keep her safe while the threat is still out there and she’s in hiding. #Bodyguard
— AMN (@anne_nield) 9 September 2018
How about Julia is still alive and it’s all fake news to root out the infiltrators?! 🤔🤔🤷♂️ #bodyguard
— Simon Hill (@hilltoon) 9 September 2018
Nods to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
There appear to be a few nods. Let’s look at her name… Julia isn’t too far from Juliet… Montague was Romeo’s surname. She’s died (or has she?); on discovering this, David tried to kill himself (Romeo actually succeeded). Star-crossed lovers who can’t be together because of a long-standing feud… Hmmm.
David is behind the bomb attack…
He is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, this much we do know. Is it conceivable that he orchestrated the attack, but is blocking it out/has some kind of split personality disorder?
My theory: David has multiple personality disorder cause by his time in the army. He changed the bullets/was the accomplice but has no recollection of it. Thoughts? #Bodyguard
— Jasmin White 📷 (@healthytwentie) 9 September 2018
Who is the fired assistant’s ‘boyfriend’?
In episode one Julia fired her assistant, who then tried to rat on her to a broadsheet newspaper. We last saw her leave in a 4 by 4, driven by a young man. She hasn’t been seen since (yet…) but did we see the same man at a veterans meeting in episode two?
Has anyone mentioned that the boyfriend of the assistant that Julia fired in ep1 is the same guy who was at the veterans meeting that David went to in the same ep? #Bodyguard pic.twitter.com/6nITp8d2n1
— Paul Rasmussen (@paulrasmussen67) 9 September 2018
Who is Vicky’s boyfriend?
He’s not been seen, or mentioned by name? You’d have thought David would have been digging as far as Down Under to find out who was warming the bed of the wife he still loves…
— Mary Parker (@msmaryparker) 9 September 2018
List of dodgy sleikit buggers:
1. Vicky’s boyfriend – is he secret agent Richard Longcross, or is he…
2. Driver of fancy car that whisked sacked assistant away…
2.5. …who also attended the army vet’s meeting.
3. Special Advisor guy with smarmy grin.#bodyguard pic.twitter.com/2J7342VeRi
— Amy (@scifisunsets) 9 September 2018
— Karen Stevens (@MsKarenStevens) 9 September 2018
Who is Richard Longcross?
The man who gained access to Julia’s hotel room? Was he part of an inside job to rid Cabinet of the unpopular Home Secretary? Is he Vicky’s boyfriend?!
Plenty to mull over and twist your moustache to here… Or do you agree with some of the musings? We’re desperate to know your thoughts.
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