Over 10 million people watched the explosive final episode of BBC drama Bodyguard last night – with an audience peak of 11 million for the programme’s last moments.
And while many of those fans were thrilled by the tense climax, others were left rather confused by the episode’s numerous surprise twists and turns.
Viewers were stunned as it was eventually revealed suicide bomber Nadia was responsible for the blast that finished off Julia Montague and planned the attack on the school of David Budd’s children.
And as it became clear Nadia was not an ally to David, crime boss Luke Aitkens and corrupt CSI Lorraine Craddock were also unmasked as conspirators in the labyrinthine plot.
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Luke was desperate to ensure Home Secretary Julia did not transfer powers to prevent organised crime from the police to the security and foil his operations.
And shockingly, Lorraine collaborated with him to pass on secret information about where Julia would be at any given time to help set her up for an attack.
Oh god! I’ve had to walk away from the tv! #Bodyguard too exciting!
— catherine beak (@beaky29) September 23, 2018
The final episode of #Bodyguard taught us not to underestimate women and not to overestimate men’s mental health while simultaneously making me feel like I either needed a stiff drink or a hug for 75 minutes straight. I can’t remember a show this gripping in my lifetime.
— Jonathan Blake (@imjonathanblake) September 23, 2018
But among the thousands of tweets praising writer Jed Mercurio for keeping them on the edge of their seats, it seems some viewers found the 75 minute feature-length episode a little too OTT to keep their attention.
#bodyguard losing all credibility
— Lynsey Lowe (@LynsLowe) September 23, 2018
Totally lost all sense of reality tonight 👎🏻
— Kev Mountain (@K_v_nM) September 23, 2018
And despite being apparently killed off in a bomb blast earlier in the series – and failing to reappear in last night’s final episode of the series – many viewers are still convinced Julia Montague is alive.
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Without having seen her dead body on screen, many fans refuse to accept the character is actually dead.
Theories floated on Twitter to account for a possible comeback in a later series included Julia returning with a baby in tow and also as double agent, adding more intrigue to an already incredible storyline.
— Lisa MC (@ilovescandal) September 23, 2018
Julia is still alive and no one can make me believe otherwise #bodyguard
— Regan Vincenza (@ReganRykerSear) September 23, 2018
Also for anyone who watched #bodyguard, am I the only one who thinks Julia is still alive? No body shown? Reason for a second season maybe?
— Esther 👅🙆🏼👑 (@EstherRacey) September 23, 2018
But perhaps most exciting for viewers watching last night was the unexplained sight of a mysterious figure seen in a window.
Could Julia really come back from the dead?
#bodyguard. Is Julia at that window
— David Baker (@davidbakerdj) September 23, 2018
Did I just see Julia In the window? #Bodyguard
— Jack Adams (@Jack_Adamss) September 23, 2018
Nobody wants to talk about the momentary cut to the silhouette of an unknown individual by the curtain in the upstairs window of the police lady’s house? Okay then #bodyguard
— Fifi (@ilikechowmein) September 23, 2018
#Bodyguard when Budd finds Craddock and Akins there is a face in the window upstairs – Montague was in on it and hiding in the house
— Wayne Phillips (@wdjp1977) September 24, 2018
— Dave Irons (@David_Irons65) September 24, 2018
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