*Warning: Contains spoilers for Vigil episode 5*
Vigil’s traitor was finally unmasked in last Sunday’s episode and no-one saw it coming – not even the close family and friends of actor Lorne MacFadyen.
His character Matthew Doward was revealed as the Russian mole onboard the HMS Vigil in dramatic scenes, and the actor has now admitted that he had to keep the truth a secret for more than two years.
Lorne revealed that he was forced to keep the secret identity of his character firmly under wraps, and his family only discovered the truth when the episode went out last weekend.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk and other gathered press, Lorne spoke about keeping the secret by saying: ‘I found out when I was cast, which was really exciting to hear.
‘I found keeping the secret really fun. I found keeping it from my family and friends was the best thing ever. It was like two years pretty much since I was cast, so that’s a long time to hold on to that.’
Traumatic scenes saw DCI Amy Silva’s (Suranne Jones) life hanging in the balance in a dramatic showdown with Lorne’s character.
Lorne also revealed that the truth was held back from other members of the cast by the director, who didn’t want the secret to impact on the performances of the other actors.
He added: ‘It was mostly just really fun to see everyone’s reactions week to week and hear everyone’s theories as to who the traitor was.’
It comes after Sunday’s episode left viewers on tenterhooks as they waited to discover the fate of DCI Silva, as the episode left on a huge cliffhanger.
Only one episode remains in the hit series, with the finale set to arrive on Sunday.
A second series has not been confirmed, but star Anjli Mohindra, who plays medical officer Tiffany Docherty, teased that ‘there’s been conversations’ about a new series.
Vigil continues Sunday at 9pm on BBC One
Credit: Original article published here.