BBC drama The Missing had everyone on tenterhooks again on Tuesday night, although judging by the Twitter reaction the thriller has been a rollercoaster in more ways than one for some.
With the action jumping from 2006 to the present day and back again over eight episodes, even if you’re as sharp as detective Julian Baptiste there’s a chance you could get left behind.
So if you felt just a tad confused in the buildup to that thrilling finale, you weren’t alone…
— ohchrisburton (@ohchrisburton) November 25, 2014
But this is powerful drama, and as the episode began there were a few people who seemed happy to be a little bit lost.
its that time of the week where im confused for an hour #themissing
— megan (@bxndsftpizza) November 25, 2014
But if everyone, from Gavin & Stacey’s Mathew Horne to Les Mis star Samantha Barks, love it surely it’s worth sticking with?
— Mathew Horne (@mfhorne) November 25, 2014
Ahhhh #TheMissing is starting!!! Could NOT be more excited!! What a series!! Xx
— Samantha Barks (@SamanthaBarks) November 25, 2014
Hmmm, maybe not. Not everyone went along with some of last night’s more improbable storylines:
Many preposterous elements to #TheMissing but James Nesbitt shagging a random hot French artist is the most ridiculous so far.
— Lisa Williams (@LisaSWilliams) November 25, 2014
And the hair-raising time jumps didn’t help either…
Does anyone find The Missing confusing going backwards and forwards, I can only follow it because of Jimmy nesbitts hairdo #TheMissing
— Jim Long (@LongGaius) November 25, 2014
In other confusion news, how’s your French these days? What about Romanian?
Lack of English subtitles still isn't helping the confusion #TheMissing
— Hannah Cruse (@RoxieRoulette) November 25, 2014
Half-way through, there was a moment where it seemed like the drama had lost viewers for good.
meanwhile in #themissing tonight, nothing actually happened again, very slowly…
— Chris Shambrook (@chrisshambrook) November 25, 2014
After all, there’s nothing angrier than carefully-chosen emoticons…
If this drags out for another three weeks & they find out Oliver is dead, my Tv’s going through the window ????. #TheMissing.
— Lauren Davies (@Ll_Dav) November 25, 2014
It’s quite heartening reading tweets about #TheMissing I feel a lot less stupid knowing other folk are confused too.
— Jane Bryant (@janebryant59) November 25, 2014
But then, in the last five minutes, EVERYTHING changed.
— Juliette (@x_Juliette_x) November 25, 2014
Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does. Unreal programme. #TheMissing
— (AG) (@Adam_Gearing) November 25, 2014
Well, I did NOT see that coming. Bloody superb. Jimmy Nesbitt's got to be in the running for a BAFTA next year. #TheMissing
— Anne Richardson (@AnnieRich75) November 25, 2014
Every week I understand around 5% less of #TheMissing. But it's still compulsive viewing.
— Paul Wiltshire (@Paulwiltshire) November 25, 2014
#TheMissing is one of the best British TV shows ever made. Incredible episode…this is a must-watch!
— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) November 25, 2014
Bravo James Nesbitt and Ken Stott. And yes, you have seen them together before…
Although it'll be difficult to see 2 of the dwarves in the new Hobbit in the same way after that final scene #TheMissing
— Joe Stowell. (@JoeStowell9) November 25, 2014