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The Widow: Crucial question raised as viewers finally learn how Will's plane crashed

Was he even among the passengers?

ITV's somewhat confusing missing-person thriller The Widow continued last night (April 15th) and finally revealed what happened to Will's plane.

WARNING! Spoilers ahead.

The fateful flight (Credit: ITV)

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During episode three, a flashback showed Ariel (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) arriving at the airport for the fateful flight to Kinshasa.

He saw Gaëlle (Luiana Bonfim), Emmanuel's wife, with the suspicious green lion rucksack. Having boarded the plane, he was sat next to Dominique, whom we were previously told was the sole survivor of the crash.

With the plane in the air and en route to Kinshasa, Ariel was visiting the toilet when he heard a beeping sound coming from Gaëlle's backpack.

Ariel heard the explosive device beeping (Credit: ITV)

She looked inside and found it was a laptop, and shortly after Ariel returned to his seat the computer blew up, blasting a gaping hole in the side of the plane and bringing it down into the Congolese jungle.

The plane went down into the jungle (Credit: ITV)

Ariel and Dominique (Pamela Nomvete) both survived the crash, although the latter eventually died from her injuries. Ariel suspected foul play and decided not to tell anyone he was on the plane and heard the laptop's suspicious beeping.

Now we know what happened, the flashbacks raised another big question - was Will (Matthew Le Nevez), the missing husband of lead character Georgia (Kate Beckinsale), even on the plane at all?

At the end of episode one, we learned he was definitely still alive, as he was seen being transported in a crate.

We previously learned Will is still alive (Credit: ITV)

But episode three appeared to confirm he never actually boarded the plane, as fans on Twitter noticed he was nowhere to be seen during the flight.

One wrote: "So Will wasn't on the plane! #TheWidow."

Okay so we now know will wasn't on the plane...

Another said: "We didn't see Will on the plane - did he even board? #TheWidow."

A third tweeted: "Okay so we now know will wasn't on the plane... (quite obvious, considering we saw him in a box the previous episode) #TheWidow."

When Ariel regained consciousness after the crash, he was still strapped into his seat. Dominique, the only other survivor, seemed largely unscathed, while Ariel was in a lot of pain with a collapsed lung, broken ribs and other internal injuries.

Ariel was badly beaten up (Credit: ITV)

They walked to find help and Ariel was eventually taken to a local hospital, where doctors operated and later informed him of the retinal hemorrhage that would lead to his blindness.

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During the episode's closing scenes, back in the present, Martin Benson (Charles Dance) came to Ariel to speak about the plane crash.

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