The Tunnel (TV series)

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The Tunnel
The Tunnel Sky Atlantic Logo.jpg.png
Also known asTunnel
GenreCrime drama
FormatSerial drama
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Opening theme"The End of Time" – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • France
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Lars Blomgren
  • Jane Featherstone
  • Manda Levin
  • Nora Melhli
  • Anne Mensah
  • Fabrice De La Patellière
  • Karen Wilson
Producer(s)Ruth Kenley-Letts
Location(s)
  • United Kingdom
  • France
Running time45 minutes approx
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channel
Picture format16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run16 October 2013 (2013-10-16) – present
 
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The Tunnel
The Tunnel Sky Atlantic Logo.jpg.png
Also known asTunnel
GenreCrime drama
FormatSerial drama
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Opening theme"The End of Time" – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • France
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Lars Blomgren
  • Jane Featherstone
  • Manda Levin
  • Nora Melhli
  • Anne Mensah
  • Fabrice De La Patellière
  • Karen Wilson
Producer(s)Ruth Kenley-Letts
Location(s)
  • United Kingdom
  • France
Running time45 minutes approx
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channel
Picture format16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run16 October 2013 (2013-10-16) – present

The Tunnel (French: Tunnel) is a British/French crime drama television series, adapted from the 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge (Broen/Bron). The Tunnel began broadcast on 16 October 2013 on Sky Atlantic in the UK, and on 11 November 2013 on Canal+ in France. The series stars Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy as British and French police detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman, respectively. The plot follows the two detectives working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician, and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK. They later learn that the killer, later nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist", is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process. As the series progresses, it is revealed that the killer's true intention is to target Karl.

The Anglo/French adaption of The Bridge was announced as a joint project between Sky and Canal+ in January 2013. Ben Richards, the head writer of The Tunnel, worked with Hans Rosenfeldt, the creator of the original series. Due to the setting, the dialogue of the series is bilingual, a first for British and French television. With a budget of £15 million, filming took place between February and August 2013, and was shot on location in Kent, England and northern France. It was produced with both British and French crew members. The premieres on both Sky Atlantic and Canal+ received strong ratings for the respective channels, with an initial consolidated figure of almost 900,000 in the UK, and 1.3 million in France. Critical reception of the series has been generally positive, with Dillane and Poésy's acting being praised, as well as the plot's grittiness. The comparisons with The Bridge was also viewed favourably by some reviewers, though others criticised The Tunnel for being identical. Though the producers admit the first episode is a copy of the original, The Tunnel would diverge as it progresses.

Cast and characters[edit]

Stephen Dillane (left) and Clémence Poésy (right) star in the series as detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann, respectively.

Stephen Dillane plays Karl Roebuck, a laid-back British detective. Roebuck's role parallels that of Martin Rohde (played by Kim Bodnia), the Danish detective in The Bridge.[1] Both characters share some characteristics, even though Karl is a bigger change from Martin, for instance Karl is "more educated and a more troubled man."[2] Dillane was drawn to the political questions raised in the storyline, as well as the series' "novelistic telling."[3]

Clémence Poésy plays Elise Wassermann, the French detective and Roebuck's opposite. Wasserman's role parallels to that of Saga Norén (played by Sofia Helin), the Swedish detective in The Bridge. Elise shares similar mannerisms to Saga, including behaviour consistent with Asperger syndrome,[1] driving a Porsche and picking up men from bars for casual sex.[4] The innate seriousness of the character was a trait that Poésy found "quite annoying", but the actress came to appreciate Elise's honesty. Both Dillane and Poésy opted not to view the Scandinavian original series, with the latter stating that it would allow her more freedom in interpreting the character.[3] Poésy dubbed her English lines for the French broadcast.[5]

The series includes several other guest stars. Joseph Mawle plays Stephen Beaumont, a social worker, Tom Bateman appears as journalist Danny Hiller, and Tobi Bakare plays Chuks Akinade.[6] Thibault de Montalembert plays the head of the Calais police service, and Elise's superior, Olivier Pujol.[6][7] Sigrid Bouaziz plays Cécile Cabrillac, and Cédric Vieira plays Philippe Viot, police officers who work with Elise.[8][9] Mathieu Carriere and Jeanne Balibar play banker Alain Joubert, and his wife Charlotte, respectively. Merlin actress Angel Coulby stars as Laura Roebuck, Karl's wife, while Jack Lowden plays Adam, his son. Keeley Hawes guest starred as Suze Harcourt, a care worker and drug addict, along with Liz Smith, who plays Harriet, an elderly woman under Harcourt's care.[6]

James Frain plays Kieran Ashton, a former colleague of Karl, who faked his suicide and became the Truth Terrorist, serving as the primary antagonist. The character is motivated by the loss of his identity and family, as well as betrayal from Karl by his affair with Kieran's wife before her death. Frain believed playing Kieran was the most disturbing character he played. Portraying the character, the actor wanted to make his actions understandable, though not justifiable.[10]

Production[edit]

Development and writing[edit]

The Anglo-French adaption of the Danish/Swedish series The Bridge was first announced by Sky in January 2013. The ten-part series was to be a co-production between Sky and French broadcaster Canal+. Sky Atlantic Director Elaine Pyke commissioned the show with the intention of establishing the channel as a home for British dramas following the channel's release of drama series Hit & Miss and Falcón. Due to the setting of the series, it would be bilingual, with dialogue being spoken in English and French.[11] This would make The Tunnel, the producers claim, the first series in British and French television to be bilingual.[12][13]

"The Bridge is an incredible nuanced serial killer thriller, but what writer Ben Richards has done is something particular to the whole French-British experience. We're neighbours, we have so much in common and yet we're thousands of miles apart on so many things."

–Jane Featherstone on the British and French dynamic of the series[2]

Being a "50–50 co-production" between the British and French, the crew were a mix from both countries, although neither party has "final control."[14] The series employed both British and French writers and directors to collaborate on the series, with former Spooks writer Ben Richards leading the writing team.[12] Multiple versions of the script were used, which were translated for both languages.[14] Five directors were hired for the series, three of them British, and two others French. Dominik Moll is considered the head director,[1][2] Hettie MacDonald, Thomas Vincent, Udayan Prasad and Philip Martin.[15] Sky's Anne Mensah, Canal+'s Fabrice De La Patellière, Kudos' Jane Featherstone, Karen Wilson, Manda Levin and Richards, Shine France's Nora Melhli and Filmlance's Lars Blomgren make up the series' executive producers, and Ruth Kenley-Letts as the series producer.[12] On the British/French collaboration of the series, Jane Featherstone, the chief executive of the production company Kudos stated: "We have had to work very collaboratively to make sure we are appealing to both nations. I honestly don't know if we have got that right yet. The French like things to be slightly slower, we like them pacier."[16]

In developing the storyline of the series, Featherstone said that "the team took what was wonderful from [the original] and then forgot about it, in the nicest possible way, and made their own show."[1] While working for the series, Richards worked with Hans Rosenfeldt, the Swedish writer who created The Bridge. Many aspects of the first episode is virtually a copy of the first episode of the Scandinavian series, including, the female lead "stripping unselfconsciously to her underwear in the office", the male lead's relationship with his teenage son, and the "sleazy journalist [being] held captive in his own car with a ticking bomb," the latter of which was a sequence Richards wanted to repeat in the remake. As the series progresses however, Richards said that the storylines would diverge from the original as the drama unfolds.[2] Featherstone also noted there would be plenty of changes, saying that many had "seen both [The Bridge and The Tunnel], who feel that they get satisfaction because the characters go on different journeys and the actors all bring a whole new level of interest in it."[17]

Filming and locations[edit]

Some scenes were filmed in the Channel Tunnel (pictured, entrance to the tunnel in Coquelles, France)

The budget of the series is estimated to be £15 million.[16] Filming began in February 2013,[6] and concluded in August 2013,[18] with location shooting largely taken place in Kent and northern France.[2] Filming in Kent was based in Discovery Park in Sandwich, and was supported by the Kent Film Office.[14] A former Pfizer facility was used as a number of sets, including the Calais police station and Elise's apartment.[19] The series was filmed throughout five districts; Canterbury, Dover, Shepway, Swale and Thanet. Several prominent locales were featured including Folkestone Harbour, The Turner Contemporary art gallery, Westwood Cross shopping centre, and the towns of Dover, Folkestone and Margate. Production also made use of the Kent Film Office's legal powers to close certain roads for uninterrupted filming.[18][20] An estimated £2.5 million of the budget was spent on accommodation, locations, parking and catering among other services, providing a boost for the Kent economy.[20] The filming in France was supported by the Nord-Pas de Calais Film Commission and benefited from the Tax Rebate International. Shooting took place over 31 days across Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais and Dunkerque.[21]

Some scenes were also shot in the Channel Tunnel itself, a first television drama production to do so.[2] The producers spent "months of gentle negotiation" with Eurotunnel, the company which operates the tunnel, for permission to shoot scenes there. Eurotunnel allowed it. According to Moll; "The only thing they didn't want was to see train passengers in danger or fires." Moll also noted that they did not shoot in the actual midpoint of the tunnel, stating "once you are a few kilometres in, it all looks the same."[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Broadcast and ratings[edit]

The Tunnel had a world premiere hosted at the international television market Mipcom in Cannes, France on 7 October 2013.[22] In the United Kingdom, Sky Atlantic premiered the series on 9pm at Wednesday, 16 October 2013, and continued weekly until 18 December.[23] The premiere episode was seen by an average of 362,000 overnight viewers, considered strong ratings for the channel.[24] With consolidated ratings taken into account, the first episode went up to 803,000 viewers on Sky Atlantic, with an extra 90,000 viewing from its catch-up channel, Sky Atlantic +1.[25] The second episode however, dropped a third of its overnight audience to 236,000 viewers.[26] The finale was seen by 267,000 overnight viewers.[27] In France, the series premiered on Canal+ on 8:55pm at Monday, 11 November 2013.[28] The first episode attracted 1.3 million viewers, marking it as one of the highest rated original series premieres for the channel.[29] The first series was viewed by an average audience of 1.04 million viewers per episode.[30]

Critical reception[edit]

The Tunnel received generally positive reviews from television critics. Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy stated that while remakes are "often underwhelming", The Tunnel was "gripping stuff", and believed that viewers "should find plenty to enjoy" in The Tunnel. The performances of Dillane and Poésy were also lauded.[31] Gerard Gilbert of The Independent was positive in his assessment of the series, stating "as an avid fan of The Bridge, I am happy to report that The Tunnel works well in its own right – it's intelligently made, well cast and ambitiously cinematic", adding that it had "succeeded in its high-risk strategy of re-working a near-flawless Scandi-drama in our Anglo-French image."[2] Ellen E Jones, also of The Independent, said that Dillane and Poésy's performances "stuck closely" to the original characterisation of the leads from the Scandinavian version. Of the execution, Jones stated "should you bother watching The Tunnel even if you've already seen the original? The early signs are good. The makers obviously have sense enough to preserve what was effective about the original, and invention enough to distinguish their work too."[32]

"As a global TV franchise, it's pure gold: there’s a US-Mexican version already screening and there are frontiers all over the world with tension and history dotted across the boundary. The South Korea-North Korea would be ace."

Metro reviewer Keith Watson[33]

Harry Venning of The Stage believed that, plotwise, the collaboration between the British and French police forces and style were "all very effectively done, creepily atmospheric and splendidly gruesome," but the best thing about the series was "the interplay between Stephen Dillane's easygoing, laddish, rosbif detective inspector and his po-faced, glacial but – wouldn't you know it – extremely sexy Gallic counterpart, played by Clemence Poesy."[34] Metro reviewer Keith Watson, having rated it four stars out of five, stated "the idea is great. But what's surprising about The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic) is that it's less a version of, more a faithful re-make."[33]

The Guardian posted a number of reviews on its website. Julia Reaside deemed it a "perfectly cast remake of Swedish-Danish crime hit" and that "this confirms Dillane as one of our very finest. Such control. Poésy is beautifully chilly and Joseph Mawle (another cracker) leads an asylum-seeker subplot. It's also really funny."[35] Of the finale, Reaside stated of Dillane's performance; "If this were on a terrestrial channel, he'd be up for all the awards."[36] On the Karl/Elise partnership, she stated "I wasn't sure about them as a pairing but was immediately convinced by their uncomfortable chemistry."[37] Andrew Anthony, having not enjoyed The Bridge, called The Tunnel an "attractive proposition", adding that "there's an engaging confidence to the slow revelation of the story. All in all, this looks good."[38] Sam Wollaston however, was more critical of the series, stating that while the tone was "atmospheric, intriguing, gripping", and that there were strong performances from the lead cast members, The Tunnel was "exactly the same as the (recent) original." Wollaston felt that the only "obvious" difference was that in the original series, there "was a bridge, this is a tunnel. However magnificent an engineering feat the Channel tunnel is, it can't compete as a spectacular location with the Oresund Bridge."[39]

Gerard O'Donovan of The Daily Telegraph was also mixed on the series, saying "there was no sense that this was doing much different from other mainstream crime thrillers. Sticking too close to the original script meant a golden opportunity was missed to dig deeper into the attitudes and history that both connect and divide the UK and France," but would be "happy to be persuaded otherwise if the action develops."[40]

Home media and other releases[edit]

The series was first released on DVD in France on 20 December 2013, with special features including a making of feature and interviews featuring Moll and Poésy on a four-disc set.[41] A release in the United Kingdom followed on 13 January 2014 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by publisher Acorn Media UK and includes three discs, with special features including a making of feature, cast and crew interviews and a picture gallery.[42][43]

Starting on 1 February 2014 in the UK, the first episodes of The Tunnel, along with some other original Sky series, will be released for free on the video sharing website YouTube, in an attempt to attract more Sky subscribers.[44]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byBritish air dateFrench air dateUK viewers
(million)[25]
1"Episode 1"Dominik MollBen Richards16 October 2013 (2013-10-16)11 November 2013 (2013-11-11)0.893[nb 1]
French politician Marie Villeneuve is found dead in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK. When it is discovered that the body was cut in half, and the lower half belongs to Welsh prostitute Gemma Kirwan, Karl Roebuck (Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Poésy), the respective British and French detectives, work together to investigate the killings. In France, Charlotte Jubert (Balibar) is a suspect, having made threats against Villeneuve. Charlotte insists that she only did so to stop her from badgering her husband Alain (Carriere), a wealthy banker who is in hiding fearing for his life. In the UK, Stephen Beaumont (Mawle) runs a hostel for failed asylum seekers and takes in Colombian-born Veronica (Catalina Denis). Karl and Elise suspect tabloid journalist Danny Hillier (Bateman), whose car was seen when Gemma was last seen alive (although Danny was in Prague at the time). Danny enters his car to find it rigged with explosives. When the timer reaches zero however, it is revealed that there was no bomb. Instead, the killer leaves behind a message. 
2"Episode 2"Dominik MollBen Richards23 October 2013 (2013-10-23)11 November 2013 (2013-11-11)
The killer releases a viral video stating that the killings was the first of five "truths", "inequality before the law". Alain gets run over by a high-speed train getting away from people who are following him. Stephen moves Veronica and her son to an abandoned cottage to protect her from Anthony (Ed Skrein), the pimp who ran Gemma. Karl further investigates Gemma's disappearance, while Elise examines threats against Villeneuve, leading her to an anti-Zionist farmer, based on the coroner's observation that the victims were cut with a saw used in slaughterhouses. Elise finds Villeneuve's lower half in the farm, but rules out the farmer as a suspect when he cannot speak English. The killer releases a second video in which he intends to target the elderly for the second "truth", and attacks a Folkestone retirement home by poisoning the residents' medication, resulting in several fatalities. Care worker Suze Beaumont (Hawes), Stephen's sister and Anthony's lover, who uses the drugs for intoxication, also falls victim. 
3"Episode 3"Udayan PrasadOlivier Kohn & Ben Richards30 October 2013 (2013-10-30)18 November 2013 (2013-11-18)0.709[nb 2]
The killer, nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist" (TT) by Danny, uses Danny as a means to spread his message, and informs him he will continue the second truth in France, and later kidnaps veteran Jean-Claude Delplanque (Pascal Laurent); his imprisonment is live streamed. Profiling the Truth Terrorist, Elise comes to understand that he is a mastermind, having covering his tracks thoroughly. What he does not account for is that a runaway teen couple accidentally find Jean-Claude, and are captured by the Truth Terrorist. Veronica calls Anthony for help, where he instructs her to run away to London. Meanwhile, troubled teenager Sophie Campbell (Mia Goth) runs away from her abusive mother and is taken in by Benji (Paul Ready), a seemingly trustworthy person. Karl and Elise learn Jean-Claude is in cold storage, and he is slowly freezing to death. The Truth Terrorist emails Danny the photographs of four wealthy businesspeople who he says can save Jean-Claude. 
4"Episode 4"Udayan PrasadChris Lang6 November 2013 (2013-11-06)18 November 2013 (2013-11-18)0.596[nb 3]
The Truth Terrorist demands that the businesspeople make a significant donation to charity. Charlotte, who is one of them, investigates Alain's death and learns he had a second life, with another wife and home. Three of the businesspeople opt out of paying, while Charlotte agrees to pay for all of them to wipe away all trace of Alain. Meanwhile, French police notice occasional vibrations on the live stream, which they determine (via audio analysis) are passing trains. They narrow his location to two cold stores. Karl and Elise search for what turns out to be the correct location, where the Truth Terrorist subdues Karl and shoots several officers in his escape. Jean-Claude does not survive, but the runaway couple are found alive. Elise suspects that the Truth Terrorist may know Karl after he was kicked in the groin (Karl recently had a vasectomy). In the UK, Sophie believes that Benji is mentally ill when she finds a cupboard full of unused prescription drugs. It is also hinted that Benji intends to go on a samurai-style suicide mission, and later wields a katana, provided for by the Truth Terrorist, who has been recruiting him. 
5"Episode 5"Hettie MacDonaldYann Le Niver13 November 2013 (2013-11-13)25 November 2013 (2013-11-25)0.534[nb 4]
For the third "truth", which highlights the mentally ill, Benji beheads a psychiatrist and several pedestrians, before killing himself with cyanide after his arrest. Karl sees Charlotte regarding Alain's encrypted files, and she uses the opportunity to seduce Karl. He later returns home to find that his wife Laura (Coulby) is pregnant. Karl and Elise have to find Sophie before the Truth Terrorist does, who is posing as her father online. Karl and Elise find Sophie in an internet café, where Elise decides to lure the Truth Terrorist in a trap by using Sophie as bait at the Folkestone docks. Instead, the Truth Terrorist attempts to kill Sophie with a sniper rifle, but Elise saves her. Meanwhile, Karl's colleague Chuks Akinade (Bakare) finds a picture of Gemma on Stephen's computer. Now a suspect, Stephen murders Anthony. The Truth Terrorist arrives in France to kidnap police officer Laurent Delgado (Dimitri Rataud), who is accused of murdering a teenager named Mehdi Cherfi. 
6"Episode 6"Hettie MacDonaldGeorge Kay20 November 2013 (2013-11-20)25 November 2013 (2013-11-25)0.575[nb 5]
Karl and Elise corner Stephen at a Calais-bound ferry, where he admits to killing Anthony for destroying his work to help people, Gemma being one of them, before killing himself. The Truth Terrorist demonstrates the fourth truth by burning alive four youths who were arrested during the 2011 England riots. Danny ignores the Truth Terrorist's suggestion of a front page title, and as a consequence, the woman he had a one night stand with dies in the same fashion. Laura learns of Karl's affair, while Karl learns that his son Adam (Lowden) spent the night with Elise. Calais police learn that the French youths in the fourth truth were killed during a riot; one of them was Mehdi. Yacine, his brother, is lured to an abandoned shop to find a restrained Laurent, where he is forced to confess for killing Mehdi. Yacine returns home where he is stopped by Karl and Elise. Yacine's father later finds Laurent and decides to release him. However, Laurent is then shot to death by the Truth Terrorist. 
7"Episode 7"Philip MartinEmma Frost27 November 2013 (2013-11-27)2 December 2013 (2013-12-02)0.537[nb 6]
Karl and Elise believe that the Truth Terrorist is a police officer based on his knowledge of police procedures. Laurent's widow suspects it is one of his colleagues during training exercises, which was financed by a ZP Holdings, whose offices are found to be deserted. The Truth Terrorist meanwhile, hijacks a minibus of school children in Kent and holds them in a farm. For the final truth, covering the exploitation of children, the Truth Terrorist urges the public to attack department stores known for using child labour in third world countries, releasing a child for each attack, before making the public decide on which of the two remaining children will die. Ultimately, he lets them both live and executes the minibus driver. The Truth Terrorist later calls Danny and offers to give himself up after an exclusive interview with him, but instead, he kills Danny with a bomb. Elise's colleague Cécile Cabrillac (Bouaziz) finds the identity of the police officer believed to be the Truth Terrorist; Fabien Vincent. 
8"Episode 8"Thomas VincentBen Richards4 December 2013 (2013-12-04)2 December 2013 (2013-12-02)0.555[nb 7]
The hunt for Fabien (Thierry Frémont) is hindered by direction centrale du renseignement intérieur (DCRI), who are using him as an asset; Fabien helped investigate ZP Holdings, who were suspected of gunwalking. Karl investigates Danny's murder and discovers that his original name was Giles Haddock. Before the name change, Giles was involved in a drunk driving incident that led to the deaths of the wife and child of Kieran Ashton, a police officer Karl once worked with. Kieran had since committed suicide. Meanwhile, Fabien kidnaps Elise, where she realises that he is not the Truth Terrorist. Fabien reveals that he was a part of "Peloton", a joint operation of several European intelligence agencies, and killing Alain was one of their assignments. After escaping an assault by gangsters, Fabien releases Elise. Attention now falls on Kieran, who is revealed to have faked his death; he is posing as Laura's friend John Sumner (Frain), and Adam's online girlfriend. 
9"Episode 9"Thomas VincentChris Lang11 December 2013 (2013-12-11)9 December 2013 (2013-12-09)0.535[nb 8]
Calais police trace Kieran's bank records following his supposed death, leading to John Sumner. After Karl positively identifies Sumner is Kieran, confirming him as the Truth Terrorist, Karl and Elise find his home address in Kent, where they find he has been planning his mission for several years, and his next phase is targetting Laura, as a consequence of Karl's affair with Kieran's wife before her death. Kieran is with Laura and her children on a day out, where he ultimately imprisons Laura in an empty house, by making her step on a pressure trigger to an improvised explosive device. As Elise looks after Adam, Kieran warns the police of Laura's location. Bomb squad reveals that the bomb cannot be disarmed, but it was not designed to be detonated on release. Laura steps off the trigger and manages to run out of the house before it explodes. Adam sneaks out of home to meet with his online girlfriend, unaware that Kieran is luring him to a trap. Elise realises that Adam is Kieran's real target. 
10"Episode 10"Thomas VincentBen Richards18 December 2013 (2013-12-18)9 December 2013 (2013-12-09)0.660[nb 9]
Kieran kidnaps Adam, and leads Karl on a number of dead ends to mentally torture him. Karl resigns from the case, acquires his grandfather's pistol, and begins searching for Kieran alone. He is then lured to a location to find another phone Kieran planted. Meanwhile, Elise finds that Kieran was a Peloton operative, and returns to France to meet with Fabien, who gives her the location of a Peloton safe house in England, where she finds Adam. Kieran calls Karl to meet him near the Channel Tunnel entrance in Folkestone. Elise realises that Kieran wants Karl to kill him as the end of his mission. Elise confronts Karl, where he learns that she found Adam dead; Kieran killed him with a morphine overdose. Surrounded by armed officers who are willing to shoot Karl, Elise prevents him from killing Kieran, though during the struggle, Karl blinds Kieran with a gunshot. After Kieran's arrest, Karl decides to leave the police force, and he and Elise say their goodbyes. 

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 803,000 on Sky Atlantic, 90,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  2. ^ 626,000 on Sky Atlantic, 83,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  3. ^ 551,000 on Sky Atlantic, 45,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  4. ^ 474,000 on Sky Atlantic, 60,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  5. ^ 514,000 on Sky Atlantic, 61,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  6. ^ 485,000 on Sky Atlantic, 52,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  7. ^ 472,000 on Sky Atlantic, 83,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  8. ^ 462,000 on Sky Atlantic, 73,000 on Sky Atlantic +1
  9. ^ 559,000 on Sky Atlantic, 101,000 on Sky Atlantic +1

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