BBC’s three-part drama The Replacement concluded on on Tuesday night and viewers have been left underwhelmed from a show that promised so much based on the trailer and fan relation to the powerful storyline.
The Replacement has been one of the most talked about new shows on social media, but fans have expressed their disappointment at how the finale panned out, discussing the plot-holes and ease of unmasking the killer.
It maintained a refreshingly complex take for a time, however Tuesday’s finale seriously faltered at the last hurdle.
Fans couldn’t understand why suddenly Ellen became a master in mechanics and how Paula was suddenly caught with no explanation. To add to that the story skipped and Ellen had Lia back and father Ian was completely shut out of the picture. Fans commented on how the final ten minutes appeared rushed and squashed a lot of vital information in, which should have been spread out better.
Take a look at some of social media’s comments and see if they relate to your view on the BBC murder-mystery drama.
— Ry (@Ry_Davies) March 14, 2017
Ellen in #TheReplacement suddenly becoming a mastermind mechanic after waking from her drug induced sleep
— Sarah English (@sarahenglish89) March 14, 2017
Do you think they thought they had four episodes but only found out 50 mins into to the last one that they had three? #TheReplacement
— Jack Hurley (@loudribs) March 14, 2017
Terrible ending to #theReplacement. Hot wiring airbags? What did the mother in law do? Who phoned the police? What were the tablets? Crap
— Ste Mcpartland (@stemcp) March 14, 2017
So very disappointed with the ending of the replacement bbc one
— samantha gillam (@samanthagillam2) March 14, 2017
Was the writer only given ten mins to finish the ending 😠🙄 #TheReplacement
— ladybecks💋 (@ladybecks86) March 14, 2017
#TheReplacement – great first 2 episodes- absolutely appalling final one- total rubbish- sloppy script, unbelievable poor finale
— Denise Bennett (@denisebennett) March 14, 2017
Well #thereplacement turned out to be far fetched and ridiculous. What a shame 😩
— Nicola Duckett (@Nikzy911) March 14, 2017
so twenty tablets made Ellen doze for about five minutes and wake up as a car mechanic #TheReplacement
— OrlaMax (@max_orla) March 14, 2017