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'Vigil' fans can't cope with 'stressful' cliffhanger ending in penultimate episode

Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva in Vigil
Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva. (Image credit: BBC)

Vigil viewers were shocked by the penultimate episode, which ended on a terrifying note for DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones). She was left in a vulnerable position as she was alone with Matthew Doward (Lorne MacFadyen), not knowing that he was in fact the Russian spy they'd been trying to track down. 

When Matthew picked up the note he had written to Jackie (Anita Vettesse) Amy tried to protest and take it from him but, determined to keep his identity a secret, he knocked her out and locked her inside a torpedo tube that was quickly filling with water, so the clock was ticking for Amy. 

Unfortunately, this is where the episode ended, leaving viewers shocked as they'd have to wait a whole week to find out whether or not Amy survived this horrific ordeal, or whether this case would be her last.

Many Twitter users were quick to share their frustrations, with many discussing claustrophobia and how the cliffhanger was nightmare-inducing! One wrote: "#Vigil In a torpedo tube filling with water is literally my worst nightmare. Quite a cliffhanger to go to bed with. I don't think I'll be sleeping tonight."

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Another added: "She's trapped in the torpedo tube! How am I supposed to sleep after watching that. #Vigil"

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A third wrote: "dying in a torpedo tube has shot up to the top of my ways I would rather not die list #vigil"

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And a fourth added: "Defo gonna struggle to sleep due to nausea brought on by panicking about how Suranne is gonna get out of that water pipe #vigil"

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Suranne Jones has shared a behind the scenes look at Vigil, where she joked about her ordeal in the torpedo tube writing: "Oh that was a sweaty few days! #vigil"

Vigil concludes next week, but will there be a season 2? The answer is maybe! 

Star Anjli Mohindra (Tiffany Docherty) said that there's 'been conversations' about carrying on the story. She told RadioTimes.com: "I think there’s stuff on the horizon. But nothing confirmed just yet."

Season 1 of Vigil concludes on Sunday at 9pm on BBC1. 

Lucy Buglass

Lucy is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, 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 also a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema, setting up her own website Lucy Goes to Hollywood in 2017 to review films in her spare time. Her favourite genres are horror, thriller and anything crime related. When she's not writing about film and TV, you'll likely find her playing video games, reading, and trying her hand at podcasting.