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Here's What We Know About The Bodyguard's Cliffhanger Ending In Episode Three

Rachel Andrews

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Here's What We Know About The Bodyguard's Cliffhanger Ending In Episode Three

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Warning, there are spoilers ahead for series one, episode three of BBC drama The Bodyguard.

Fans of The Bodyguard were left gripped by a dramatic cliffhanger at the end of episode three on Sunday evening, following a shock explosion.

Home secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) was speaking at a conference on how the internet could be used in the war against terrorism, and her bodyguard, David Budd (Richard Madden), was stood watching from the back of the room.

An extra cautious David interrogated Julia's PR adviser Tahir Mahmood (Shubham Saraf) outside of the venue, who claimed to be taking documents to Julia inside a briefcase. While he let him inside the venue, viewers couldn't see what was in the case.

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Credit: BBC

Despite her bodyguard being on hand, someone still managed to set off an explosion inside the conference.

David appeared to run towards Julia as she gave her speech to try and get her out of the way, but it seemed like it was all too little, too late.

Whatever it was that exploded went off pretty close to where the Home Secretary was stood, and David was knocked away in the huge blast.

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He still managed to locate Julia amongst the rubble covered in blood and debris, and viewers of the BBC political thriller later learnt that her injuries were 'severe', and were left on a whodunnit cliffhanger, not knowing whether Julia was alive.

Fans will have to wait until Sunday for the next episode of The Bodyguard to air, and the synopsis for episode four is giving nothing away.

It reads: "The home secretary's principal protection officer David Budd struggles to come to terms with the fallout from the devastating events of the last 24 hours.

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"The police retake control of the investigation into the attacks from the suddenly weakened security service, and David is questioned by counterterrorism detectives DCI Deepak Sharma and DS Louise Rayburn.

"Pushed to breaking point, David is helped back on his feet by his estranged wife, Vicky, and is determined to play an active role in the investigation, starting with those closest to Julia in government. At first, Rayburn wants to keep David out of the enquiry, until he delivers a breakthrough."

Fans are hoping that the upcoming episode will shed some light on whether Julia is dead, who detonated the device, and whether David and other members of her team are acting as double agents.

David, a war veteran suffering from PTSD, has previously thought about harming Julia in the past, and he strangled her earlier in the series. He was also seen recording her conversations in episode three, but things have been heating up between the pair.

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Credit: BBC/The Bodyguard
Credit: BBC/The Bodyguard

Some fans are suggesting that Julia's aide Tahir could have been the one who detonated the explosive inside the briefcase, but others think it was her special adviser Rob Macdonald (Paul Ready).

A handful of viewers have claimed that neither of these two had anything to do with it, and it was instead protection officer Kim (Claire-Louise Cordwell), who was spotted racing towards the Home Secretary as she delivered her speech, perhaps with the explosive.

While she could have been rushing to stop the explosion, some fans think she may also have been acting as a double agent, and was actually the one carrying the device.

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There's no doubting that fans of the show have been left with plenty of questions, but seeing as the BBC has branded it the most successful drama of the decade after looking at viewing figures, it's definitely one to watch next week.

Episode four of the Bodyguard airs on BBC One on Sunday, 9th September at 9pm.

Topics: BBC, TV Entertainment

Rachel Andrews
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