The latest Bloodlands episode delivered exactly what we would expect from a Jed Mercurio drama – tons of twists and turns! – So here are the three questions from the Bloodlands episode that we’d like to answer after watching.
The penultimate episode gave us a breathtaking cliffhanger before next week’s juicy finale.
Here are all the questions we’d like to answer in the final installment of the series …
*** WARNING: INCLUDES SPOILERS OF THE EPISODE THREE BLOOD COUNTRIES ***
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Bloodlands Episode Three Questions: Is Jackie Twoney Really Goliath?
Adam Corry thought DCS Jackie Twomey might be Goliath.
After all, he originally headed the case and was the one responsible for shutting it down.
In a letter to Tori he wrote: “Jackie Twomey is back. The man who stopped me last time.
“It must be more than a coincidence. There will be another cover-up. I can feel the noose tighten.
“If they come for me, I want you to have my collection of leads.”
He added, “Why would Jackie Twomey have to cover this up?
“I can only see one reason. He knows who Goliath is. “
Or, of course, he could be Goliath himself.
The clues add up when Brannick and his team examine Twomey’s police files and discover that most of them are edited either by a special branch or by intelligence agencies.
And when Twomey’s historic PO Box number 2421 shows up as a link to a seedy copper that Joe Harkin runs as an undercover agent, Brannick is convinced he is Goliath.
And plant evidence to get his arrest …
At the end of the third episode, Brannick has Twomey locked up exactly where he wants him -.
Bloodlands episode three questions: Or is Tom Brannick really Goliath?
Twomey suspects that Goliath could be a police officer from his own district.
The officer still has to work and was active in uniform in 1998.
There are only three possible candidates, however – Dinger, Brannick, and Twomey.
Of course, Brannick then becomes Twomey’s number one suspect, since he’s the only one who has ever met Adam Corry.
Could Brannick have been Goliath all along? He’s definitely smart enough and has Tori exactly where he needs her.
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Is the chain the missing clue? Did Brannick destroy it?
In his insightful letter, Adam said, “The necklace was given to my brother by his lover, but I was never able to find out who it was.
“If you can get someone to look at it, maybe it has someone’s DNA.”
However, Tori brings all of her findings to Brannick – unaware that the necklace belonged to his wife.
DCI Brannick takes all documents and jewelry as “evidence”.
But something tells us that it will never come to the police station.
Does Brannick Tori play like a violin? Looks like where we’re sitting from.
Did Tom Brannick Kill His Own Wife?
If Tom Brannick is Goliath, he killed his own wife.
Even if Brannick isn’t Goliath, he could still have killed his wife and made it look like a Goliath crime …
At first this seemed a twist too far, but nothing would surprise us at this point!
Tom murdered Adam Corry when he realized he knew about his wife’s affair with his brother.
We believed all along that Brannick was trying to find out who killed his wife.
But it’s entirely possible that he killed his own wife in a fit of anger over their apparent affair.
After all, her body is the only one that has not been found.
Bloodlands episode three questions: will Brannick confess to his daughter?
Brannick looked a moment away from telling his daughter the truth on episode three.
He tells her he’s not the right person for Tori and says, “I’m not a good person.”
Will he tell his daughter the truth about his shady dealings?
Leaving her in the lurch seems to be exactly what he’s most afraid of.
Bloodlands episode three: a recap
At the end of the second episode, viewers saw James Nesbitt’s character Tom Brannick kill Adam Corry in cold blood.
Which raises all sorts of questions about the man we previously considered the hero of the series.
In episode three, the cops are in search of the man who killed Corry – unaware that he is right next to them!
Where’s AC-12 when you need it?
Meanwhile, Tom starts dating Tori (played by Lisa Dwan) without knowing that she is the daughter of a victim of Goliath.
As the episode progresses, Tom Brannick appears to be a puppeteer – forcing Tori to do his dirty work and have Twomey arrested.
Bloodlands ends on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.
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