Baptiste viewers have just developed a major fear of gas men

The Missing spin-off's debut gave people a very compelling argument for getting a smart meter

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Terrified of getting your gas meter read? You definitely should be, according to Baptiste viewers.

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In the first episode of The Missing spin-off following fan favourite French investigator Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo), audiences were petrified as a murderer posed as a gas engineer to gain access to an old man’s house.

After fooling the OAP, the killer (played by Alec Secareanu from God’s Own Country) proceeded to strangle him with a plastic bag before chopping up the body with a chainsaw.

The grizzly scene left audiences thinking one thing: you better be scared when the gas man cometh:

The killing prompted many chainsaw-fearing viewers to sign up for a smart meter:

And here’s the worst bit: more killings might be ahead. As we saw at the close of the episode, the head of the gas man’s elderly victim is in a basement belonging to Edward (Tom Hollander).

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Did Edward order the gas man murder? If so, why? And could he strike again? Just one of the many questions we have after that first instalment.


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