Oi! Bafta! You’d best make sure your hosts know how to pronounce Tcheky Karyo’s name properly because if fans of The Missing have their way he’ll be winning big at the ceremony next year.
Viewers of Jack and Harry Williams’ thrilling BBC drama are demanding a Bafta for the actor after the second series came to a thrilling end last night.
The follow-up to their 2014 hit saw Karyo’s Baptiste back in action in Germany and Iraq, as he attempted to solve the abductions of missing girls Alice Webster and Sophie Giroux, all while battling a brain tumour.
And Julien managed to crack the case against all odds, leaving viewers eager to see him suitably rewarded by the TV gods.
#TheMissing If this doesn't get a BAFTA in various categories I will walk to Media city carrying a "Justice for Baptiste" banner???
— Ibrahim Banks ? (@TheShowOff85) November 30, 2016
— Alison Duncan (@Aduncan1107) November 30, 2016
Emotionally broken after The Missing. Can someone please give @tchekykaryo a bafta
(& tell me if Baptiste lives to see another series?!????????)
— Jemma Hall (@JJJJemma) November 30, 2016
Just finished #TheMissing. What a performance from Tchéky Karyo as Julien Baptiste. Masterful.
— Chris Orr (@Chris_Oreos) November 30, 2016
— Lucy Gwill.i.ams (@boopboop81) November 30, 2016
#TheMissing GIVE BAPTISTE A BAFTA FOR GOODNESS SAKE
— emilee louise (@_emileelou) November 30, 2016
And they’re not just eager to see him winning gongs either. They want a the French detective back at the helm of a third series.
— Becca (@becca_sears) November 30, 2016
I'll loan Julien Baptiste my brain for the 3rd series if he needs it. #TheMissing
— Bob Ross (@JonjoKenna) November 30, 2016
— Charlie Kerr (@CharlieKerr09) December 1, 2016
Because there’s no one quite like Julien.
Anyone know the name of the hospital Julien Baptiste is in and his visiting hours?
Asking for a mate
— Scopes (@RyanScopes_) December 1, 2016
Tomorrow I'll walk with a limp in honour of Julien Baptiste #TheMissing
— Owen Edwards (@owseds9) November 30, 2016
Naming my first child Julien after Julien Baptiste #TheMissing
— Jack Hastings (@JackHastings7) November 30, 2016
ALL HAIL BAPTISTE!
— Marianna Puzzo (@MariannaPuzzo) November 30, 2016