*Warning: spoilers ahead for The Victim episode one*
BBC1’s four-part legal drama The Victim has begun, starring Kelly Macdonald as Anna – a nurse whose nine-year-old son was murdered 15 years ago by an older child, and who becomes convinced that a shy bus driver, Craig Myers, is really the child killer, Eddie J Turner.
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After Craig (James Harkness) is the victim of a brutal attack following a viral online post claiming that he is Eddie J Turner, the question remains as to whether he’s the killer, or the victim of mistaken identity.
However, after just one episode viewers are already convinced that the killer isn’t Craig — and that Eddie J Turner is really Danny Callaghan (Andrew Rothney), the older boyfriend of Anna’s daughter, Louise.
According to the BBC, Danny is ten years older than Louise — making him a similar age to Turner.
When Anna is visited by DI Stephen Grover (John Hannah) in episode one following the attack on Craig Myers, Danny turns up at the house mid-interview, but quickly leaves when Louise informs him that the police are there.
Suspicious? It certainly seemed that way to some viewers…
“Eddie is the daughters[sic] boyfriend, I’m calling it now,” one viewer posted on Twitter.
Eddie is the daughters boyfriend, I'm calling it now #thevictim
— Emma (@EmmaAllan1) April 8, 2019
I bet Turner is the daughter's boyfriend and not Craig Myers #TheVictim
— Sinéad Larkin (@_the_biscuit) April 8, 2019
“The boyfriend is a wee bit creepy, I think he could possibly be the killer…,” another viewer wrote.
The boyfriend is a wee bit creepy, I think he could possibly be the killer….. #TheVictim
— Jo (@Ge_l_t_yJo) April 8, 2019
— Hawk (@harrishawk80) April 9, 2019
However, others are convinced that Danny is really the ‘Grim Reaper Man’ who appeared in costume and attacked Craig on Halloween night — and that Eddie J Turner is actually Craig’s best mate, Tom Carpenter (John Scougall).
Daughters boyfriend is the attacker, friend of the attacked is actually the child’s murderer #TheVictim
— ????Kizzy ???? (@Nets_rik) April 8, 2019
— Tan (@tanyaWsworld) April 8, 2019
So who is Eddie J Turner? You can tweet us @RadioTimes and let us know your theories.
The Victim airs across the week with episodes on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April at 9pm on BBC1