Tonight, the Bodyguard season 1 finale arrived on BBC One, and it feels fair to say that this one produced many a shocking jaw-dropper.
So what was the biggest surprise of the night? To us, it’s not so much David Budd learning that his boss was actually a key cog in the larger conspiracy. After all, we’ve all seen the whole “the boss is involved” twist on a number of different occasions in the past. It was still well-executed, though, so we will give the series at least that.
To us, the part of the story that got us was learning that Nadiya, who we first met as the premiere, was not just a repressed woman who was tortured and abused. Instead, she was an engineer, a bomber, and someone out to take many lives. She was an incredibly dangerous person and really, someone who should have been taken as a threat this entire time. We, for whatever reason, didn’t see that coming, and a big part of the reason why may just be because the excellence of the first season was some sort of distraction towards Nadiya’s true nature. It just wasn’t something we really had to think about.
In the closing minutes of the finale we had a chance to figure out that David was going to be in a better place — he stopped the conspiracy, he entered therapy, and there may be a chance to reconcile with his wife down the line. He at least has an opportunity to be able to continue with this job in a way that we weren’t quite sure he would have a few weeks ago.
As for the one big shocker we didn’t have in this episode, there was nothing about Julia. She does seem to be, in fact, dead.
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