BBC One’s The Nest came to a close over the Easter Bank Holiday and many viewers were pleasantly surprised by how it ended.
The drama follows Dan and Emily, a wealthy couple who strike up a deal with Kaya, a troubled teenager who offers to be their surrogate.
The Nest has seen a number of twists and turns throughout, with many viewers expecting a downbeat finale – fortunately, that wasn’t the case.
At the start of the final episode, a legal battle for custody of the newborn baby was about to kick off, and it seemed as if the consequences would be disastrous.
However, one final twist saw Kaya have a change of heart, deciding Dan and Emily would provide a better home for the child, while also allowing her to have a fresh start at life.
Fans were pleased to see such an optimistic ending, especially given current events unfolding in the world…
Buzzing with that ending of the nest ???????????????????????? best thing I’ve watched in so so long #TheNest
— liv (@oliv1asmith) April 13, 2020
— Seri Dermawar (@SeriDermawar) April 13, 2020
Billed as a thriller, the series was constantly shifting viewer loyalties as it was unclear who could be trusted and who was being exploited.
I absolutely loved #TheNest. Great acting and writing – my sympathies constantly changing – perfect ending
— Elly Griffiths (@ellygriffiths) April 14, 2020
Relative newcomer Mirren Mack, who previously had a small role in Netflix’s Sex Education, impressed viewers with her powerful turn as Kaya.
— Kate Regan (@KateRegan7) April 13, 2020
What a fantastic ending to #TheNest. Mirren Mack was absolutely superb from start to finish. Please can we have more drama coming out of Scotland as opposed to being filmed in the home counties? Exceptional soundtrack too.
— Kristian Ross (@Kristian7Ross) April 13, 2020
The soundtrack was another aspect of The Nest that viewers loved, with London Grammar’s Strong hitting particularly hard in the closing moments of the series.
Awww that was an absolutely perfect ending. Superb. Way more emotional than I was probably expecting and then they only went and played London Grammar’s Strong just to definitely finish me off ???? Mirren Mack is a little star. #TheNest
— serialsockthief (@serialsockthief) April 13, 2020
The Nest wrapped up its plot threads neatly in the series finale, with one fan claiming that the “incredible” ending doesn’t need a follow-up.
Wow, #TheNest had an incredible ending, was so good to watch a TV drama that didn’t have a disappointing ending. It doesn’t need a series 2 either. I loved it and I’m crying.
— Nyomi Miah (@nyomiah) April 13, 2020
The Nest is available to stream on BBC iPlayer