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'Trigger Point' fans beside themselves after last night's shock cliffhanger

Trigger Point stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester.
(Image credit: ITV)

Trigger Point has been described by ITV as a 'high octane thriller', and that was certainly the case after the events of episode one which aired on Sunday evening.

During the first episode, we're introduced to Explosive Officers (known as EXPO for short) Lana Washington (Vicky McClure) and Joel Nutkins (Adrian Lester) who are called to a London housing estate where they're assigned to investigate a potential bomb factory.

The episode takes place in and around the estate, where there are several bombs distributed around the area just waiting to be found by the EXPOs, but unfortunately, someone meets a very grisly fate as one bomb was not discovered in time.

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Lana found herself in grave danger in episode one.  (Image credit: ITV)

This cliffhanger was a massive twist for Trigger Point viewers, as creator Jed Mercurio had teased that Lana would be the one in danger. Of course, both Joel and Lana are putting themselves at risk at the job, but at first, it seemed like Vicky McClure's character would be in serious danger, but this wasn't the case.

In scenes that absolutely shocked fans, Joel got caught in a horrible explosion that knocks Lana unconscious. She survives but wakes up to find Joel's arm following the blast, leaving fans unsure if he has died or is alive but seriously injured.

Taking to Twitter, viewers were quick to express their shock with some even convinced Joel had faked his own death during the explosion. Either way, they're desperate to find out what really happened!

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The explosion also scared many fans too, as it came out of nowhere and became a massive jumpscare for viewers!

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We will have to tune into Trigger Point episode 2 to learn what really happened to Joel and what repercussions the explosion will have for everyone involved. So it was definitely a shocking start, but perhaps we should expect nothing less from those behind the nail-biting Line of Duty!

Trigger Point continues on ITV, with episodes also available online via ITV Hub.

Lucy Buglass
Lucy Buglass

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story and Black Mirror, but recently she's loving everything about Apple TV's Severance