The Responder: Fans Spot 'Plot Hole' With Martin Freeman's Character
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Fans are still reeling after the final episode of The Responder last night on BBC One, with calls for a second season taking over social media.
But after binging the intense police drama series, viewers noticed one particular plot-hole with Martin Freeman's character Chris Carson.
You can watch the trailer for The Responder here:
The series focused on urgent response officer Chris Carson as he takes on the night shift in Liverpool, while also struggling to keep his personal life and mental health under control.
Fans are already calling for award nominations after Martin's outstanding performance, and even more impressive Scouse accent, but have picked one fault with his character.
Noting how often Chris takes to the streets of Liverpool by himself, viewers couldn't help but wonder how realistic it is to see urgent response officers working solo.
"Do First Responders normally work alone? #TheResponder", asked one viewer.
"Would a responder be alone on duty? No wonder he is stressed out #theresponder", tweeted another.
A third fan, who noticed the plot hole early-on, wrote: "I watched the first episode of #TheResponder and I’ve never seen a response officer working alone on a 12 hour shift. Will continue watching it as #MartinFreeman is brilliant."
One former police officer even chimed in, insisting that there is "no way" Freeman's character would work alone.
He tweeted: "Watching Martin Freeman in the #Responder, as an ex police officer myself, I’m find this difficult to watch. There’s no way he’d be working alone in an area like that. His radio is also far too quiet, I’m sure in reality he’d be a lot busier #TheResponder."
Fans did, however, have lots of praise for the portrayal of domestic abuse in the series.
As a subplot of the series, Chris's partner on the force, Rachel Hargreaves (played by Adelayo Adedayo) is suffering vile physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her boyfriend.
And while the scenes are often hard to watch, viewers couldn't help but commend how well the story was portrayed.
The finale's rather messy open ending means that a season two could potentially be in the works.
Fingers crossed we see more of Scouse Martin Freeman and co again soon!
The Responder is available to watch on Netflix.
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