And Breathe. From a nerve-shredding suicide vest scene to the reveal of a police mole and a final twist about the murder of Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), the finale of BBC’s Bodyguard left viewers with plenty to think about.
But for many fans, the show’s most poignant moment came at the very end, with Richard Madden’s David Budd – the gun-toting, terrorist-chasing hero of the series – finally seeking help for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
They also praised the BBC for highlighting male mental health and encouraging people to speak out about it…
The most high profile BBC drama in years ending with a moment about men’s mental health is huge! This definitely wouldn’t have happened 10 years ago. Although important to note that life probably won’t do a 180 degree turn after one occupational health meeting… #bodyguard
….most were just happy the issue was being portrayed on TV…
The #bodyguard finale was so good I’m honestly so pleased they showed Budd getting help on screen unlike other shows that downplay mental health issues/suicide attempts for the sake of action/men being tough. Hopefully it will prove that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness.