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The Stranger Viewers Annoyed Over One Major Plot Hole

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The Stranger Viewers Annoyed Over One Major Plot Hole

WARNING: Major spoilers for The Stranger ahead!

After binge-watching all of the new Netflix drama Stay Close, fans are going back to watch creator Harlan Coben's other mystery thriller Safe (2018) and The Stranger (2020).

We love Coben's stories for their various twists and turns, turning us all into detectives as we try to keep up with the drama.

But some people who tuned in to The Stranger can't help but notice one problem with the show's final scenes.

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You can watch the trailer for The Stranger here.

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If you don't remember the storyline, let us rejig your memory.

The mini series centred on the life of Adam Price (Richard Armitage) and his picture perfect family setup. But, when an unknown stranger reveals that his missing wife may have been keeping a dark secret from him, Adam goes on an obsessive quest to discover the truth.

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In the end, when Adam discovered that it was his neighbour Tripp (Shaun Dooley) was behind the disappearance and murder of his wife Corinne (Dervla Kirwan), we watched him shoot and kill Tripp himself.

Not moments after the deed is done, detective Johanna Griffin (Siobhan Finneran) arrives on the scene, and decides to help Adam cover up the murder, leaving the gun at the scene of the face-off between The Stranger (Hannah John-Kamen) and Patrick Katz (Paul Kaye).

And honestly, that's not even half of the drama that goes down!

Fans are confused over this moment in The Stranger. (Credit: Netflix)
Fans are confused over this moment in The Stranger. (Credit: Netflix)
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One irritated viewer asked: "Why did Griffin help Adam at the end and hide the gun at Chrissy’s place? Surely they could have just said that he killed Tripp out of self-defence. It would have been a more feasible and believable ending."

Another wrote: "Griffin helps out Adam to cover up the murder of both Corinne and Tripp and link it with Katz by just placing the gun in the crime scene but Katz was already arrested how could he have killed Tripp?"

A third commented: "Yeah the gun hiding thing is weird. It could work out if identifying death times is not that accurate and allows for a few hours of variation regarding time of death.

"It does make sense however, because it WAS his gun. Nevertheless, I would have found it far more logical if she would have just put the gun in the dead guys hand so that his finger prints were on it and then to claim self defence so that the penalty would be just a mild one..."

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Viewers are watching The Stranger again on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)
Viewers are watching The Stranger again on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)

Either way, we were relieved to see Adam and Detective Griffin get away with it in the end. Though they're more than aware of the irony in the fact that they are hiding the biggest secret of all thanks to being pursued by a woman who believed unearthing secrets was the right thing to do.

You can watch all of The Stranger now on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix

Ali Condon
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