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Bloodlands' series 1 finale left viewers utterly baffled tonight (March 14), and not just because of its complicated plot.
The four-part BBC One crime drama had audiences gripped after a major twist in its second episode, which seemingly revealed James Nesbitt's Detective Tom Brannick to be Goliath, a mysterious assassin from the 90s.
Things then got a bit more complicated as Brannick framed his boss for murder and viewers, for some reason, started to question the identity of Goliath all over again.
Tonight's finale may or may not have provided an answer to that mystery, as Brannick confessed to committing murders in the 90s, but only because the 'real' Goliath threatened to kill his wife if he didn't.
In the end, Brannick managed to wriggle his way out of the entire situation after killing Pat Keenan and passing him off as Goliath. While we can assume that Brannick is fibbing, it still wasn't made entirely clear if he's the mastermind assassin behind it all, or if he really was being forced to commit his crimes by another indvidual.
But if it feels like there are a lot of unanswered questions, there's a pretty good reason for that. As the continuity announcer revealed at the end of the episode, the Northern Ireland-set drama will indeed be back for a second series.
While some viewers clearly aren't too interested in returning to the story, others are desperate to find out what the hell is going on.
"It's a good job Bloodlands is getting a second series, because that ending was a bit iffy," tweeted one viewer.
Another wrote: "So, is Goliath's misses still alive? Is Brannick Goliath? Does James Nesbitt know Goliath is? Does Goliath know who he is and where did he get that god damn awful necklace from? Thank God there is a second series to find this out!"
Check out some of the reactions below.
Not really sure what to think of this series. It got a bit boring and they certainly gave away the twist too early! The last episode wasn’t too bad though. Not sure about a second series 🤔🤔 #Bloodlands
— Lynsey B [H] #GG2D (@Livelylivy) March 14, 2021
It’s a good job #bloodlands is getting a second series as the ending was a bit iffy
— Ian Charles Photos (@IanCharlesPhoto) March 14, 2021
I don't know what to make of #Bloodlands 1st episode, meh.. second, woah!!!!! Then that tonight was god awful.
But I think I'd watch a second series
Anyway, the real deal is back next week. #LINEOFDUTY6
— Ally🤘 (@afrew43) March 14, 2021
Well, it's divided opinion, but I thought #Bloodlands was great. Glad there's going to be a second series.
— Victor Devine🐌 (@vicdevine) March 14, 2021
We don’t need a second series, he might as well have just got caught then seeing as we knew this outcome from episode 2. 😂 #bloodlands ended shite
— Kelda🥤 (@keldaaa) March 14, 2021
#Bloodlands So, is Goliath's misses still alive? Is Brannick Goliath? Does James Nesbitt know Goliath is? Does Goliath know who he is and where did he get that god damn awful necklace from? Thank God there is a second series to find this out! #exhausted
— sue crowther (@SUEJILLCROWTH) March 14, 2021
Bloodlands aired on BBC One.
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