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Warning: Vigil spoilers
The series, set on a submarine, followed Detective Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) as she investigated a death onboard the HMS Vigil – which in turn exposes a murky conspiracy.
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While the series has been universally praised for its casting and compelling storyline, some viewers were left feeling a bit disappointed by the ending.
For those who are trying to avoid spoilers, please look away now…
Yep, it transpired that Matthew Doward was the guilty party, having joined the Russians while on board.
Lieutenant Commander Mark Prentice had also sacrificed his life to ensure Amy’s safety, after she was trapped in a torpedo tube.
After securing the safety of those on board and solving the case, the ending of Vigil was a happy one, seeing Amy rekindle her romance with Kirsten.
But not everyone was thrilled that the pitch-black drama had such a sunny and happy ending.
“Thought #Vigil started off promising but by the end I felt quite disappointed in all honesty,” one person said.
A second added: “Vigil left me cold. Disappointed.”
While a third said: “I’m disappointed there was a happy ending!”
Well, it seems that the Vigil cast aren’t too bothered by some fans’ dissent, with Line of Duty’s Martin Compston, who also starred in Vigil, hitting back at one fan in particular.
After one particularly dispirited viewer rather rudely pointed out that Line of Duty and Vigil had disappointing endings, and urged the actor to think before he chose his next role, Martin clapped back with a sarcastic reply.
“I know Dave pal I’ve made an arse of it,” he replied snarkily. “One the biggest new drama of the year the other biggest drama of the year/century. Agents for the sack.”
And that’s why we adore Martin Compston.
It seems those who are disappointed are in the minority, with many taking to Twitter to ask whether Vigil will get a follow-up season.
"Just watched #Vigil. WOW is all I can say, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through," one person gushed.
A second added: "Thank you for some of the best television ever! Wow!"
"It's time to announce season two!" a third impatient fan said.
And it seems we may be in luck.
“Some of the characters that we have developed as we’ve made it, they feel like characters that we’d love to burrow into,” writer Tom Edge told Radio Times.
“So if there’s a will to do it from everyone else then certainly I would be up for it.”
Vigil is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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