We can’t stop thinking about ITV thriller Cheat – and neither can viewers, who have been trying to untangle the mystery ahead of the final episode on Thursday 14th March at 9pm.
What really happened on the night Adam was murdered? And who stabbed him to death? Was it his betrayed wife Leah, or vindictive student Rose? Or someone else entirely?
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Take a look at these eight fan theories….
1. Rose killed Adam and covered it up
All the way through, Rose (Molly Windsor) has shown she is capable of great cruelty and manipulation. So did she kill Adam?
Rose killed Adam then called that dodgy bloke Ben for help. #cheat
— Tanisha ツ (@TanishaBourne91) March 13, 2019
Another great episode of #cheat so pleased it’s been on consecutive nights. Rose ???? definitely did it!!
— Julie Reed (@julesreed) March 13, 2019
Pretty obvious what happens next … rose will bump off Adam then gonna frame leah for it.. and the texts on the phone saying to meet at the house.. will make it look like she killed him #Cheat
— ╪????JO-JO ????╪ (@GBThaTTer72) March 13, 2019
2. Leah killed Adam to save Rose
The last time we saw Adam he was strangling Rose! Did Leah barge in, see what was happening, grab a knife and stab her husband – to save her half sister?
I think Leah does it to save Rose but Rose takes the blame as she loves her sister in a twisted messed up kinda way
— Jane Icke (@Janeicke) March 13, 2019
3. Leah killed Adam – and framed Rose
Perhaps Leah (Katherine Kelly) was the one to kill Adam, and frame Rose? After all, Rose was the “other woman” who slept with her husband.
#Cheat theory – Leah killed Adam to frame Rose once she found out he cheated.
— Ellie Parker (@EllieFParker) March 13, 2019
4. Leah did it because she’s pregnant with someone else’s baby
Remember that scene in episode one where Leah fantasised about having sex with her colleague in the university toilets? Perhaps it wasn’t entirely a fantasy after all.
#cheat ….my prediction is that Leah takes advantage of the situation because she is actually pregnant with her colleagues baby (the fantasy scene in the toilets in ep 1 was her reliving it, not actually fantasising) & she killls Adam not ????@ITV
— Maria Hughes (@HughesMaria) March 14, 2019
Wasn't Adam supposed to be firing blanks? If so, who has made Leah pregnant?
Is that a conspiracy theory too far? #Cheat
— David Hird (@hirdygurdy) March 13, 2019
5. Rose doesn’t actually exist
This is a psychological thriller, so who knows?
Are we sure that Rose is real and not in Leah’s head? None of the other students acknowledge her. We still don’t know what those tablets Leah has been taking are (unless I missed a bit) something very weird is happening. I’m waiting for a massive twist tonight. #Cheat
— Kylie Mac (@mummy_kmac) March 14, 2019
6. Ben the college porter killed Adam
He’d do anything for Rose, and is clearly in love with her. Would he kill Adam on Rose’s orders? Or perhaps to remove a love rival?
— Sharon Forbes (@BlondeMzungu) March 13, 2019
— Abi Roberts (@abiroberts) March 14, 2019
Obvious they were Gunna be sisters and also Ben killed Adam, heard it here first #cheat
— The Gaza Don (@TomConnally_) March 14, 2019
— Daniel rees (@SportyRees1) March 13, 2019
7. Leah and Rose’s dad Michael killed Adam
Sure, Michael (Peter Firth) is a coward who couldn’t even bring himself to tell his family about his daughter Rose. But he also hated Adam for what he did to Leah, and emotions were VERY high that night. What if he came after Leah when she left the party? And ended up killing Adam?
Leah and Rose’s Dad killed Adam? #Cheat
— Katy (@katyandalfie) March 13, 2019
I wonder if Leah's Dad turned up and caught Adam strangling Rose so he killed him ???? #cheat
— ᶠʳᵉᵈⁱ ???? (@fredixsays) March 13, 2019
8. It was… Betsy the cat?
That would be a twist.
— HarryB (@HarryB07149215) March 13, 2019
The final episode of Cheat airs on Thursday 14th March at 9pm on ITV