It's only week two of Broadchurch, but some fans already think they've cracked the case.
With the investigation into the sexual assault of Trish Winterman (Julie Hesmondhalgh) now officially underway, Monday's episode introduced us to the first round of suspects.
Detectives Miller (Olivia Colman) and Hardy (David Tennant) haven't yet zeroed in on one specific culprit, but viewers are home think they've already figured out who committed the heinous crime. Let's take a look at who they're suspicious of (warning: NSFW tweets below).
First there's smarmy Scotsman Leo Humphries (Chris Mason), who Hardy takes an instant disliking to (but viewers seem to like):
but how gorgeous is Leo though, my eyes cannot contain😍😍 #Broadchurch- holls (@dempseyasf) March 6, 2017
Leo on Broadchurch is a solid 10/10, proper fucking sort #broadchurch- alice (@alicemartin1_) March 6, 2017
What was going on with Jim Atwood (Mark Bazeley) sinisterly sipping from that cup of tea?
Feel like it's too obvious for it to be Jim... #broadchurch- Georgia Heapy (@Georgia_Heapyx) March 6, 2017
Yes the friends husband has deffo done something. #broadchurch- Ashley. (@GersGirl20) March 6, 2017
Obviously Trish's soon-to-be ex-husband Ian Winterman (Charlie Higson) is at the top of the list - his friendly demeanour isn't fooling anyone:
Cannot POSSIBLY entertain the notion that Charlie Higson might be evil; any attempts to convince me of this are fruitless #Broadchurch- Corinoco (@idlesilver) March 6, 2017
If Charlie Higson is the guilty party, I suspect a double bluff as they're really trying to make him look suspicious. #BroadChurch- Richard Cardall (@Hum_Con) March 6, 2017
#Broadchurch Charlie Higson!!!! I swear, if it's him I'll be gutted. Ralph from the Fast Show couldn't harm anybody! No. No. He loves Ted.- Sara Brown (@Sara_Brown21) March 6, 2017
And that taxi driver Clive Lucas (Sebastian Armesto)? He's definitely not trustworthy, especially since actor Sebastian Armesto has already rumbled Poldark:
It can't be the evil sidekick from Poldark surely?! #broadchurch- Lisa (@LisainEdinburgh) March 6, 2017
Out of all the suspects so far, I am most suspicious of the taxi driver #broadchurch- Jordannia (@MissAugust1991) March 6, 2017
Let's not rule out Ed Burnett (Lenny Henry) either, since his own daughter DC Katie Harford (Georgina Campbell) isn't even sure she can trust him:
For the record I've put £5,000 on Lenny Henry. #Broadchurch- Ed Whitfield (@edwhitfield) March 6, 2017
Suspects aside, Broadchurch has once again earned applause for its depiction of sexual violence. This time, the heartbreaking scene earning praise was Trish telling her daughter she'd been raped:
Julie Hesmondhalgh is outstanding in #Broadchurch!- Gillian Taylforth (@GTaylforthUK) March 6, 2017
#Broadchurch is helping me so much. Seeing a sexual assault case being taken seriously is something I needed❤- xoxo, Emily (@emily_helen98) March 6, 2017
In tears right now, Julie Hesmondhalgh telling her daughter about her attack really got me 😥 #broadchurch fantastic acting- FAYE (@faye_adele) March 6, 2017
Seriously Julie Hesmondhalgh does more in like 10 seconds than other actors can do in an entire season. #Broadchurch- David Bedwell (@DavidBedwell) March 6, 2017
Julie Hesmondhalgh is absolutely sensation #broadchurch does it again- Christopher Finn (@c_finn) March 6, 2017
The topic is clearly an important one for actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, who said last week that she's often disappointed in the way sexual violence is depicted in TV dramas.
"I know there have been massive conversations recently about the televising of it and I have got fed up of it. I am absolutely sick of – even on programmes that I love – seeing young women being chased through woods by predators," she explained.
"Seeing dead women on slabs being cut to pieces after terrible acts of violence have been enacted on them. And I think that's become so normal for us as viewers of television that we'll even happily sit and watch that with our young teenagers.
"I'd like to see that really overturned. I'm really glad that conversation has started. This can happen to absolutely anyone. It is not an act of sex, it is not an act of desire – it's an act of violence."
Broadchurch continues next Monday (March 13) at 9pm with DIs Miller and Hardy narrowing their search for suspects into this heinous crime.
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