Kate Beckinsale’s new thriller The Widow has begun on ITV – and viewers on Twitter have one major gripe with episode one.
The twisty drama centres around Beckinsale’s Georgia, a woman who travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in search of answers about the mysterious disappearance of her husband, Will.
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But viewers had one major issue, with a particular moment grinding their gears near the start of the first instalment.
On arrival in Kinshasa airport, Georgia’s luggage was stolen by a man pretending to be a taxi driver, but – distracted by her quest to find the truth about her husband Will – she simply shrugged it off.
Sure, she had some big fish to fry – but for some viewers, her nonchalance was simply inconceivable. (She’s lost all her clothes! She has no spare knickers!)
#TheWidow why is it the thing that disturbs me the most is that someone nicked her suitcase and she doesn’t have any clean knickers?
— Louise Asekokhai (@wasfield) April 8, 2019
The most unbelievable thing about #TheWidow so far is how she didn't pitch a total fit when she was told her entire case had been blatantly nicked. No clothes? Ehhh. No problemo! pic.twitter.com/BbmNqnJSpP
— Rachel Mansfield (@forestfruits1) April 8, 2019
Sorry but who just shrugs when their suitcase disappears after they’ve flown half way round the world…?! #TheWidow
— Mary McMahon #FBPE #rejoin ⭐️ (@MaryMcM_85) April 8, 2019
For some, it was unforgivably stupid…
Dropping your passport & simultaneously allowing a random to take your suitcase in Kinshasa Airport Arrivals has to be one of the most stupid things anyone could do. #TheWidow
— Tales From The North (@TFromthenorth) April 8, 2019
And a cause to switch off:
So this woman in #TheWidow just had her suitcase stolen at the airport and she says “it doesn’t matter” so I’m stopping it immediately
— Joe Black ???????? (@joeblackzw) March 2, 2019
While others were adamant they’d have chased after the stolen luggage…
— Emma???? (@missemmajv) April 8, 2019
And the suitcase wasn’t the only plot point to cause bemusement – some viewers couldn’t get over Will appearing in security footage wearing the same distinctive orange baseball cap he had on the last time Georgia saw him alive three years ago.
It’s a lucky hat, we were told – but would he really have hung onto it throughout whatever ordeal he seems to have been through?
Would you still be wearing same baseball cap 3yrs after your disappearance? #TheWidow
— Wendy (@woowoowend) April 8, 2019
3 years later and wearing the same clothes too? #TheWidow
— Julie Smith (@JulieSmith2001) April 8, 2019
Plus, those changing time-frames in episode one – switching between the present day and three years prior – led to plenty of head-scratching on Twitter…
I hate it when tv dramas go backwards and forwards in time. Was the injured leg put in to help us work out whether we're in the past or the present? #TheWidow
— Judy Anne (@Judyannne) April 8, 2019
— Katie Louise (@Casper_57x) April 8, 2019
— kerri (@pink_lady30) April 8, 2019
But despite some plot confusion, The Widow saw off competition from BBC rival The Victim to pull in 4.2 million overnight viewers (compared with the latter’s 3.6m). The ITV drama continues on Tuesday 9th April at 9pm on ITV