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The Capture on BBC One: Ending divides viewers as some brand final episode ‘terrible’ and ‘a mess’

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BBC One drama The Capture has wrapped with a divisive ending that some viewers branded a “mess” and others admitted they “loved”.

Episode six of the surveillance thriller, aired last night (Tuesday October 8), saw newcomer Jessica Mallory (Famke Janssen) arrive in London.

Warning! Spoilers ahead.

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Jessica arrived to investigate (Credit: BBC)

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She was sent by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to investigate the ‘soldier fiasco’ and speak to Frank Napier (Ron Perlman), who assured her that fugitive serviceman Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) was close to being found.

And he wasn’t wrong. In the final episode, Shaun was put behind bars for the murder of Hannah Roberts (Laura Haddock), after being blackmailed by American and British intelligence into taking the fall for the killing.

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Shaun went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit (Credit: BBC)

It later emerged that Shaun did, in fact, kill someone – a man in Afghanistan, during his tour in Helmand.

The finale also saw Rachel decide to join counter-terrorism.

Initially, she had wanted to expose the shadowy Correction organisation and stop Shaun from going to prison for something he didn’t do.

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Rachel joined Correction (Credit: BBC)

But when their efforts failed and Shaun was locked away, viewers saw her decide to join the force – apparently on a mission to fight it from the inside.

It was revealed in the closing sequence that Rachel still had the SIM card containing footage of Hannah getting on a bus that proved Shaun’s innocence.

After the credits rolled, viewers took to Twitter to blast the ending.

One said: “Disappointing ending! #TheCapture.”

Another wrote: “That final episode was a mess and the ending was a damp squib. Shame because I enjoyed it a lot until then #TheCapture.”

A third tweeted: “Yet again another show with so much potential that has a terrible ending. #TheCapture.”

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But not everyone was turned off, as one fan of the show wrote: “I thought the ending to #TheCapture was good, I know many didn’t. Shaun pleaded guilty for redemption of a previous crime, but not the one he was actually accused of. There’d better be a S2!”

Someone else said: “Loved this series and the ending too. Leaves it open for series too and revenge!#TheCapture.”

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