Vigil turned up the pressure in the penultimate episode of the series as DCI Amy Silva’s (Suranne Jones) investigation left her life hanging in the balance in a dramatic showdown.
Sunday night’s episode saw the identity of the Russian spy finally be revealed as Matthew Doward (Lorne MacFadyen) who proved he would stop at nothing to keep his dark secret.
Amy and Matthew ended up in a scuffle during the closing scenes as he was assigned to help her get rid of a toxc device on board the Vigil. She of course had no idea about who he really was.
Seizing his chance Matthew picked up the note he had written to Jackie (Anita Vettesse) and as Amy tried to protest and snatch it back he hit her, knocking her out.
When Amy came to she realised with horror she had been shoved inside a torpedo tube that was quickly filling with water. As she screamed for help the nail-biting episode ended, to be continued in the finale next week.
It was more than viewers could stand as they agonised on Twitter about having to wait seven whole days to learn Amy’s fate.
Unbelievably there is just one episode left, which means next week should be a thrill ride as all the plot points come together.
A second series has not been confirmed but given that it is the BBC’s most watched new drama of 2021, surely it’s a no brainer to bring it back?
Before the drama launched, creator and writer Tom teased the future of the show, implying that any subsequent tales may not take place on a submarine, as ‘we have probably told as many of the stories as we would wish to tell on a submarine’.
Tom explained that he would ‘love to burrow’ into some of the characters in the show, adding: ‘So if there’s a will to do it from everyone else then certainly I would be up for it.’
Fingers crossed the BBC throw us a bone after the finale…
Suranne herself reacted after the shock ending by sharing an Instagram picture of herself in costume, but gave nothing away about what happens to Amy.
‘Oh that was a sweaty few days!’ she joked.
Vigil continues Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.