Channel 5’s thriller The Deceived ended yesterday, leaving many fans hungry for more after numerous plot twists.
The show, with Emmett J Scanlan as Cambridge tutor Michael Callaghan and Emily Reid as English student Ophelia Marsh, captivated audiences throughout the week.
The finale confirmed what many fans had suspected all along: that Michael’s wife Roisin (Catherine Walker) was not killed in a fire the night he confessed to cheating on her with his student Ophelia, but was living and hiding in Donegal.
We also heard what happened to the English student Annabelle, who was linked to a book manuscript that Michael had stolen and hoped to pass on for his own manuscript.
Fans were blown away by all the twists and turns of the show and are already yearning for a second season.
The finale of The Deceived, which aired on Channel 5 last night, confirmed what many fans had suspected all along: that Michael’s wife Roisin (Catherine Walker) had not died in a fire, but was alive and in hiding in Donegal.
Fans loved every bit of the show’s finale, enjoying the many plot twists and unexpected revelations
On last night’s episode, many viewers finally had the definitive answer to what had happened to Roisin, who had supposedly died in a house fire.
It was revealed that the author was alive and hiding in her childhood home, and her fate was linked to the English student Annabelle, who had also recently passed away.
Many fans thought the unreliable Michael was responsible for Annabelle’s death, but it turns out it was Roisin who killed her.
As it turned out, Annabelle had gone to the couple’s house to retrieve a manuscript she’d written that Michael had stolen from her in hopes of passing it on as his.
We found out that Michael (Emmett J Scanlan) had stolen Annabelle’s manuscript to pass it on as his own work and manipulated Roisin for years
However, Annabelle met Roisin at the house. They fought and Roisin accidentally killed Annabelle.
Michael and his wife then devised a plan to hide Annabelle’s death. With the help of Roisin’s mother Mary, they set their house on fire to hide evidence and give Annabelle’s body as Roisin’s.
When Ophelia heard the manuscript, he ran to friend Sean McKeogh (played by Paul Mescal), but he didn’t believe her and took her to Michael’s house instead.
The English student Ophelia discovered that Roisin was still alive and had been hiding in her parental home all this time
There she met Roisin, which led to a series of flashbacks revealing what had happened to Annabelle in detail.
The English student understood that Michael had manipulated and gaslighted his wife and tried to convince her to flee with her.
However, the angry Michael returned to his home after realizing that Ophelia had stolen Annabelle’s manuscript.
He attacked Ophelia, but Roisin hit him in the head in an unexpected change of heart and Michael fell down the stairs to his death.
Mary helped them leave Donegal after the three women managed to accuse Michael of Annabelle’s death and destroy all evidence that Roisin was involved.
Roisin’s mother Mary (Eleanor Methven) was in the plan all season, helping the two women flee Donegal
The two women then broke up and a few months later, a leap in time found them.
Ophelia, who had given birth, was back in Cambridge with her baby, while Roisin was living abroad under a new identity.
But in a plot twist, Annabelle’s brother Richard appeared at the end of the show and revealed that he knew that Roisin was indeed to blame for his sister’s demise.
Fans were speechless after a twists and turns episode.
Fans loved the show and were hungry for more after last night’s finale, which was full of revelations and plot twists
‘Wow! That last episode had more twists! Brilliantly written. I thought it was great, ‘said another enthusiastically.
How brilliant was #TheDeceived? Absolutely fantastic. Never disappoints and such a great casting. Nothing else on TV makes sense, ”someone asked.
‘Omg #TheDeceived so damned I’m in shock Emmett J Scanlan you were incredible,’ said another.
Such a great finale to The Deceived. What a gripping drama. Bravo to the cast and crew for a brilliant series, ‘wrote another.
What an unexpected conclusion that was. An incredible thriller. Well done to everyone involved, ”said another.