Our Girl fans have been wondering where Captain James is as the new series gets underway.
However, Ben Aldridge's character Captain James was noticeably missing. Here's why...
Where is Captain James in Our Girl?
The last season of Our Girl concluded with Captain James desperately leading 2 Section away from danger.
A ruthless gang of armed gangsters were hunting the soldiers down as they ran for their lives through the Belizean jungle
Eventually, the team came to the edge of a steep cliff.
Facing certain death at the hand of the drug cartel if they didn't jump, Captain James ordered his men (and women) to take the plunge.
The series then ended on the team leaping into the air, leaving fans wondering if they survived.
Bizarrely, the new season doesn't touch upon what happened – and so far, there's been no mention of Captain James's whereabouts.
However, fans will not be seeing him this series regardless as Ben confirmed last year that he couldn't be part of the new series due to filming commitments.
"I’m doing another job which would make me pretty much unavailable," he told the Metro at the time. "I was never in a contract to do another one, none of us were, so I guess it’d be basically who they could get back and, when they decide to do it, who’s available kind of thing."
Will Captain James be in the next series of Our Girl?
Ben hasn't officially quit the show – he just wasn't able to film the current series because he had already committed to other projects.
However, one person who won't be returning in Michelle Keegan.
The actress confirmed at the start of the year that this series would be Georgie's last.
Speculation is now rife that EastEnders star Lacey Turner may return as Molly Dawes – who also happens to be Captain James' wife on the show.
The couple were experiencing relationship problems last series, which resulted in Captain James pursuing Georgie as a love interest.
However, that clearly didn't work out, so perhaps he's working on his relationship with Molly.
Commenting on the backlash from fans over Captain James possibly leaving Molly for Georgie, Ben told the Radio Times: "I heard that Twitter sort of went mental over it.
"I think people feel very, very protective over James and Molly's relationship and it would seem that's what some people are still interested in seeing."
Twitter also sort of went mental about James's absence, Ben, with viewers demanding to know where he is!
— Sarah (@sarahjayne_xxo) March 24, 2020
Anyone else think #OurGirl isn’t the same without Captain James 😫
— Stacey (@stacey_louiseox) March 24, 2020
So I guess we are never going to know if Captain James survived jumping off the cliff... along with all the others who don’t seem to have come back this season... #OurGirl
— Chelseaa Jadee (@ChelseaaJadee98) March 24, 2020
Also can some explain to me why no one mentioned captain james? You think I waited a year for this?! #ourgirl
— chloe (@chlosmiithh) March 24, 2020
Our Girl is on BBC One, Tuesdays at 9pm.
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