After an INTENSE week of twists, turns and suspicious behaviour, ITV’s Innocent has come to a dramatic end – and we finally know who killed Tara Collins. The murderer was none other than mild-mannered Phil (Daniel Ryan) who confessed to the crime in front of his horrified brother David Collins (Lee Ingleby).
So what did viewers think?
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The critically-acclaimed drama has been a major hit with the ITV audience – and the final episode didn’t disappoint.
A RadioTimes.com poll found that 85% were satisfied with the “powerful” series finale which revealed the killer and brought resolution for all our characters.
The show has been described as “compulsive viewing” with brilliant acting:
Innocent @ITV has been compulsive viewing this week. Still to see last night's episode but it's been a while since I've enjoyed a drama so much.
— Sarah Evans (@Sarahevansse) May 18, 2018
Amazing, thought-provoking thriller #Innocent this week. Scintillating cast of actors and a fabulous plot! Well done ITV!
— Ceirios Williams (@ffrwyth) May 18, 2018
#Innocent was far, far better than #Broadchurch! #InnocentITV = quality all round, and haven't got enough superlatives for the wonderful acting from whole cast. Special mention for scriptwriters & @_DanielRyan for that last "speech" from Phil; riveting, 100% convincing.
— RaffertyRy (@RaffertyRy) May 18, 2018
In the run-up to episode four, there were concerns that the series might end on a cliffhanger…
I swear if #InnocentITV is another open-ended, weird-finishing, "oooh is there going to be another series?" type thing, then the next one they do will be about how a disgruntled viewer tracks down a tv commissioning editor and bludeons them to death with a copy of the Radio Times
— Merv Payne (@mervpayne) May 16, 2018
But no! Writers Chris Lang and Matthew Arlidge delivered a story with a proper ending.
Really enjoyed #innocent -at last, an ITV drama with a decent ending!!!
— Em ??????? (@matelotjack) May 18, 2018
— Bill Morgan (@bill1970morgan) May 18, 2018
#InnocentITV Hooray…finally a proper end to a brilliant drama. Fed up with all these dramas with nondescript ends…so annoying. Kept me guessing all the way through. Great acting all round. Lovely scenery. More dramas like this please @ITV . ?????
— Nikki ?? ?? (@MJ_JJ061215) May 17, 2018
Some viewers were extremely surprised to find out the killer’s true identity…
Omg @ITV innocent was amazing didn’t realise it was the brother till he approached the police officer well done @_DanielRyan and @leeingleby amazing story telling plot twisted drama loved it #InnocentITV
— lee-ann Mackenzie (@LeeLee100mac) May 18, 2018
— Mandy Norris (@mandyR33) May 18, 2018
— Joan E Sweeney (@Joan_E_Sweeney) May 18, 2018
While others had seen it coming all along.
Knew it would be the brother! It's always the character that's been introduced but not as a suspect #InnocentITV
— exhaustedele☆ (@ElenaOakes) May 18, 2018
Please I knew it was the brother within thirty minutes. So obvious. #InnocentITV
— #RenewTimeless #SaveLucifer (@crazykittehcat) May 18, 2018
In fact, in RadioTimes.com poll of almost 6,000 readers before the final episode, a LOT of people guessed that Phil was guilty.
While Rob had the top spot at 41%, another 38% of viewers reckoned Phil had killed Tara – even though he had barely been implicated at that point.
But still. With a drama this good, did that really matter?
— Kelly (@kellyt_82) May 18, 2018
— Joel Canning (@Joelkeeper1) May 18, 2018
The wife worked out an episode and a half from the end whodunnit, but it was still a very enjoyable show #InnocentITV
— Ian (@IanAF1972) May 18, 2018
After all, this was more than a whodunnit: it was also a story about a family, with a real emotional heart.
— Mitchell WEBB (@MitchellWebb85) May 17, 2018
— Ibrahim Banks (@TheShowOff85) May 18, 2018