Whodunit on Broadchurch?
by Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)
We have finally reached the penultimate episode of Broadchurch and I don’t know about you, but I’m no closer to guessing the killer than I was at the beginning of the show’s run! I have made potential guesses along the way, but have later been proven wrong, and have now decided to just watch and let it play out. No doubt that’s what I was intended to do all along, as curveballs have been thrown throughout the show to keep viewers off the true killer’s trail.
If you haven’t been watching Broadchurch, the short description is that it’s about the aftermath of a young boy’s killing in a sleepy coastal town called Broadchurch. The long description goes much deeper than that, involving a sizeable cast of characters whose stories intertwine to create a bigger picture of the overall mystery. There’s the boy’s father who is keeping secrets from his wife. There’s the priest that doesn’t have an alibi for the night of the murder. There’s the creepy woman who lives not far from the murder scene who has the boy’s skateboard in her closet. And those aren’t even all the suspects!
David Tennant stars as a detective inspector who has a dark past of his own, and does an amazing job portraying it. In an ironic bit of casting, Arthur Darvill plays the previously mentioned priest. I mean, how fun has it been to watch Ten and Rory interact, even if it’s not under the happiest of circumstances?
So who is actually the killer? I couldn’t tell you, but I have my suspicions. This season has kept me on my toes and there will surely be twists and turns tonight to make me doubt my guesses. I can’t wait to see how it ends next week, plus how they will keep the mystery going since the show has already been renewed for season two!
What have you thought of Broadchurch so far? Who do you think killed Danny Latimer?