Happy Valley fans are predicting how the final showdown between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce will end while pointing out unusual plot details
Viewers have watched Catherine Cawood’s hatred of Tommy Lee Royce simmer across three series.
And as the final episode of Happy Valley draws closer, fans have been predicting the ultimate showdown between Sarah Lancashire’s Sergeant Cawood and James Norton’s Tommy.
Episode four of the hit BBC series aired on Sunday night and saw Tommy make a daring escape at his court hearing.
Finale: Catherine Cawood’s hatred of Tommy Lee Royce has simmered through three series and as the final episode of Happy Valley draws near, fans have been predicting the ultimate showdown
Tommy went on trial on a charge of gangster murder, the victim of which was discovered by Sergeant Cawood in the series’ opening scene.
After two of Knežević’s men caused a distraction outside, Tommy fought his way out of the courtroom and cycled to Leeds in the episode’s closing scene.
Tommy’s escape signals that one final showdown is brewing between him and Cawood, but as this marks the final series, some viewers are beginning to worry that Sarah Lancashire’s leadership won’t make it to the retirement she was counting on .
Upcoming Drama: Tommy went on trial on a charge of gang homicide, the victim of which was discovered by Sergeant Cawood in the series’ opening scene
“If bad things happen to Catherine at the end of this series, I’m not sure I can forgive Sally Wainwright and company,” tweeted author JoJo Moyes.
Predicting a Thelma and Louise style ending for the enemies, another viewer tweeted, “Catherine will take down Tommy with the perfect Thelma and Louise ending.”
“Catherine or Tommy are going to die, aren’t they?” asked another.
One viewer recalled the strange inclusion of a scene in the latest episode, in which Catherine’s colleague Joyce revealed how she had raised £2,000 for her boss’ whipping round.
He’s free: Episode four of the hit BBC series aired on Sunday night and saw Tommy make a daring escape at his court hearing
The End: Tommy’s escape signals a final showdown is brewing, but as this marks the final series, some viewers fear Lancashire’s leadership will not make it to retirement
‘#Happyvalley Let’s call it now… This retirement collection pot will be used at her funeral. She and Tommy both get killed in the final episode,” the viewer decided.
Another fan picked a different scene in episode four and suggested Catherine’s beloved Land Rover, which she bought for her retirement trip, might play a part.
‘Please have Catherine Tommy Lee Royce drive over in the Land Rover with Alison’s newly installed alternator on her way to the ferry taking her on her retirement journey. This is the #HappyValley happy ending we all wish for. #saveCatherineCawood’
Happy Valley continues on BBC One on Sunday at 9pm.
Whip lap: One viewer recalled the odd shot of a scene in the latest episode showing Catherine’s colleague Joyce raising £2,000 for her boss’ retirement
Small details: Another fan singled out another scene in episode four, suggesting that Catherine’s beloved Land Rover, which she bought for her retirement trip, might play a part