'Dublin Murders' came to its mind-bending conclusion last night on RTÉ One and the night before on BBC One. Away with you if you're not up to date.
For the rest of you, what. the. actual. f**k. Excuse our swearing but we didn't invest eight hours of life only to not find out what happened to those kids in the woods. Some kind of high king that steals babies and a creepy wolf were about the only answers we got and I'm sorry but just no. NO, 'Dublin Murders'.
Sure there were some kind of supernatural elements brought into the show, but it certainly wasn't developed enough to let it serve as a substantial cause of death.
On the other hand, the Katie murder plot was executed excellently with a superb twist taken up a notch by a chilling performance from Leah McNamara as Rosalind Devlin. And speaking of performances, you could absolutely not fault Sarah Greene and Killian Scott who were eye-openingly good in this. Tom Vaughan-Lawlor essentially played a more toned-down Nidge, but that was pretty much the kind of character Frank McKey was.
Despite being unnecessarily over-complicated at times - no doubt because it is essentially two books adapted into one season - the whole series looked and felt incredibly atmospheric. It built up to last night's initial reveal wonderfully so it's a real pity it fell down in the final hurdle.
Also, are we just supposed to accept that Lexi was Cassie's doppelganger? Like, is that the takeaway there? So many questions.
So in one last episode, i need to find out - what happened in the woods, who in God's name is Lexi, why does Rob have that weird shoulder thing, who is Cassie pregnant for, what is all that 'he rises' shite and what's the deal with Rosalind in general like! #DublinMurders
— Amy Conville (@Amy_Doody) November 4, 2019
ok this is all well and good but who the fuck killed peter and jamie? what was all the 'he rises' bullshit? who the fuck is lexie? what the fuck was up with rob's shoulder and the random wolf hallucination? and who the fuck is the father of cassie's baby!? #dublinmurders pic.twitter.com/LmMAQkBL9L
— tanaiya (@tanaiyadaniel) November 5, 2019
Well... Rob was 100% the baby daddy, but agreed.
Imagine making an 8 part series about two kids going missing in the woods.
Then imagine the series ending and you still have no fucking idea what happened to the kids in the woods. #DublinMurders
— Ste Carruthers ✌ (@Wigan_Steven) November 5, 2019
4 weeks and 8 episodes later and we still don’t know what happened to Peter and Jamie?! Or did I miss it completely?! Or are their bodies in the woods somewhere? #DublinMurders pic.twitter.com/gZbvjNqGVe
— rebecca (@_beckiet) November 5, 2019
At the start of #DublinMurders we had no idea who killed Peter & Jamie, who Lexi was & why she looked exactly the same as Cassie
By the end of #DublinMurders we had no idea who killed Peter & Jamie, who Lexi was & why she looked exactly the same as Cassie
— Jay Motty (@RFFH) November 5, 2019
Pats on the backs, high fives and large drinks all round for all of us who saw this through to the end #DublinMurders
— Helen Stebbings (@helenstebb) November 5, 2019
A haunted fucking tree. Eight episodes and it turns into Scooby fucking Doo. Jeez. #DublinMurders
— Jim Taylor (@HuffTheTalbot23) November 5, 2019
— Leah Pidgeon (@LeahDoraPidge) November 5, 2019
— stuart caswell (@stuartcaswell7) November 5, 2019
"and then Adam went into the woods and..... Oh, shite. Run out of time. Erm - okay... AND IT WAS ALL MAGIC. THE END" #DublinMurders
— La Castillo (@hellshousewife) November 5, 2019
— Rubio (@AnthonyRubio5) November 5, 2019
— Mark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) November 5, 2019
To the woods!
Fuck this, I'm gonna have to go to them woods myself and find out what happened #DublinMurders
— Emily Morris (@Emilymoz91) November 5, 2019