For loyal followers of this engrossing psychological thriller The Missing, the truth behind the events leading to Alice Webster’s return to Eckhausen in 2014, is finally revealed.
Tcheky Karyo’s ailing detective Julien Baptiste has led us through a bleak and complex mystery spanning two decades but is close on the heels of his quarry as the finale shifts to the mountains of Switzerland and the cabin where the manipulative rapist and murderer Adam Gettrick (Derek Riddell) has held his young captives Sophie, Lucy and Alice.
While the scene seems set for a straightforward conclusion, there are still known unknowns in the plot line, such as Gettrick’s post-Iraq relationship with Brigadier Stone (Roger Allam), and unknown unknowns – such as the girls’ relationship with their captor and the true identity of the girl who perished in the burning shed. And if the past eight weeks have taught us anything; it is that nothing, and no one, is quite what they seem and as sure as night follows day there will be a few shocks before the credits role.
The Missing Wednesday 9pm, BBC1