Broadchurch series two ended last night in gruesome but poignant fashion, with the Sandbrook killer(s) found and the Latimer family finding a closure of sorts on the beach where Danny’s body was found all those hours of TV ago.
Reaction to the #BroadchurchFinale was, like the whole series, mixed. Ahead of the final episode, there was genuine excitement, for all the criticism this series has come under.
— Molly Lyons ✨ (@mollylyons_) February 23, 2015
And people were already trying to predict the first bombshell.
— Guy Lambert (@SohoGuy) February 23, 2015
When the verdict was delivered, this happened…
— Lorraine (@reallorraine) February 23, 2015
Lorraine Kelly, Voice of the Nation.
— Nuhdeen Coyle (@NuhdeenCoyleNow) February 23, 2015
Oskar McNamara, the actor who played Danny in series one, was really not happy.
I, as the murdered boy, am very pissed.
— Oskar McNamara (@osk_mc) February 23, 2015
So Joe Miller was NOT guilty, but there was no time to dwell on that. Where’s Claire?
Us Scots don't waste any time. One out, one in. #BroadchurchFinale
— DI Alec Hardy (@Alec_Hardy) February 23, 2015
Both Claire and Lee were snatched up and sent to the interview room. Case OPEN.
Poor Lee Ashworth, stuck in that interview room.
All he wants to do is go and stand menacingly on a hill. #BroadchurchFinale
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) February 23, 2015
Although one or two people must have been very confused by this point…
Watching #BroadchurchFinale for the first time this series. I have A LOT of questions.
— Justine Bower (@justinebower) February 23, 2015
As that night in Sandbrook unravelled in the interrogation room, everyone was sucked in all over again.
I'm gonna need Alec Hardy's pacemaker when this is all done ? #BroadchurchFinale
— ? Paul ? (@PJN74) February 23, 2015
— josh (@Josh_Perkins_) February 23, 2015
Well, almost everyone.
In hindsight, that really would be the worst shag of your life. The girl dies then you end up re-laminating a floor. #BroadchurchFinale
— Ellie Henman (@ellie_henman) February 23, 2015
But what about Joe? #BroadchurchFinale
— Jen Williamson (@Jen_Williamson1) February 23, 2015
We hear you Jen.
Miller was found and taken up to the beach hut on the hill: the scene of his crime (or was it?) in series one. The whole town gathered to see him into the taxi to Bournemouth station, from where he would head to his exile in Sheffield.
Now, depending on whether this series has managed to keep you hooked, this was either the most poignant/farcical scene of the whole series.
That shot of Joe walking through the main cast towards the car. Beaut. #BroadchurchFinale
— Pete Allison (@Pete_Allison) February 23, 2015
The acting in this episode is unbelievable #BroadchurchFinale
— Rachel Oates (@Rachel0ates) February 23, 2015
What every village needs. A good banishment #BroadchurchFinale
— Caroline McCarron (@carolinemccarro) February 23, 2015
— Cris Taylor (@T2YLO) February 23, 2015
— Shabnam Y-Jewell (@ShabzYJewell) February 23, 2015
If you're currently googling whether you can get a direct train from Bournemouth to Sheffield have a word with yourself #BroadchurchFinale
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) February 23, 2015
But were we satisfied? Had this final episode drawn Broadchurch back from the brink? And when you saw the big cliffs scarred with the words ‘Boradchurch Will Return’, were you happy?
Beautiful powerful and moving so happy that a series 3 is happening #BroadchurchFinale
— Sam Sadler (@Sscan99) February 23, 2015
— Jamie East (@jamieeast) February 23, 2015
I'm waiting on the big plot twist ending but it's just not happening #BroadchurchFinale
— MckennaShepherd-Ford (@mshepherdford) February 23, 2015
— Olivia (@GigsAndGarnet) February 23, 2015
The only saving grace of the #BroadchurchFinale was the relationship between Miller and Hardy, I will miss that.
— Lizzi Hill (@lizzihill) February 23, 2015
Series 3 the son will probably reveal he did it and then Hardy will need a new pacemaker and Miller a new neon jacket #BroadchurchFinale
— Luke Marsden (@LukeMarsden) February 23, 2015
The #BroadchurchFinale was as frustrating as the rest of the series. It's like those dumbass jurors hadn't even seen S1.
— Kay McMahon (@kaybar007) February 23, 2015
Bit disappointed by the #BroadchurchFinale. Still, could have been worse. They could have let the killer off and organised his getaway taxi
— Nicola McCafferty (@NicLondon24) February 23, 2015
Whatever you think of the #BroadchurchFinale it demonstrates what damn fine actors we have in this country. Whole cast superb.
— joymbaker (@avocadothrower) February 23, 2015
Suppose the real test is: did the drama stay with you? Did you sleep well after watching? If you happened to see this tweet from actor Shaun Dooley (killer father Ricky Gillespie), probably not.
— Shaun Dooley (@shaundooley) February 23, 2015
Sweet dreams indeed.