**Warning: spoilers ahead**
After six agonising weeks of twists and turns, detective Lisa Armstrong (Morvern Christie) uncovered who was responsible for the murder of Dylan Meredith in ITV’s The Bay.
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Despite Holly Meredith (Darci Shaw) leaving us all open-mouthed in last week’s episode when she confessed to murdering her brother, it soon transpired she was shielding the real killer.
Armstrong discovered the truth when she went to visit Sam (Louis Greatorex). Upon trying to give the struggling student money, she discovered an ultrasound photo in his wallet.
Sam admitted that he and Holly were planning to run away to Manchester together after she discovered she was pregnant, and Dylan was trying to stop them leaving.
In a heated argument, Sam punched Dylan, who was killed as he hit his head on a concrete step.
But the truth left viewers scratching their heads more than ever, as they took to Twitter to find answers to their questions.
Some asked how the body had been moved to the beach so discreetly…
Wasn’t the body moved to the beach though?! ???????? #TheBay
— Gemma Porter (@Gemmaporter79) April 24, 2019
Who kidnapped Holly?
Who moved the body?
What was the blackmail all about?
….What a let down #TheBay
— Carol Boyle (@CarolBoyle2) April 24, 2019
Others were keen to discover “strange bloke” Vincent’s ‘relevance’ to the series, as it quickly became clear his drug dealing ring was a red herring.
Someone wanna tell me how Vincent has any relevance to that whole series? #thebay
— Amy (@amyrobertshaw_) April 24, 2019
Sooooooooo who moved the body?? Where does the strange bloke come into it?? How did he know where Holly was hiding?? #TheBay
— Katie Alice (@MoganKatie) April 24, 2019
Some were a little nonplussed at the apparent irrelevance to the plot of Armstrong’s son Rob (Art Parkinson) and his infatuation with performing a series of increasingly dangerous dares and games.
So every episode with the annoying son doing those dares was entirely irrelevant ??? #TheBay
— Fiona (@fincheux_) April 24, 2019
Oh what! So who were the people Shaun was gonna tell the police about, who was behind the games that Lisa’s son was doing (and what was the point in that) ending was a bit meh #TheBay
— Lisa Forster (@MrsLisa_Forster) April 24, 2019
But could the apparent loose ends – including whether Armstrong was going to get her job back following her suspension – simply be a deliberate set-up for series two?
After that ending we definitely need a series 2 of #TheBay I wanna know if Lisa keeps her job or not!
— Katie (@katie_boyle98) April 24, 2019
— Melly (@hattylady) April 24, 2019
There is no news yet about whether ITV will commission a second series of The Bay, but writer Daragh Carville is “really hoping” it’s on the cards.
“It was always conceived as a show that could return,” he told RadioTimes.com. “It also works as a single story, but I think there are lots of other stories that can be told.”
The Bay is available to watch on the ITV Hub