Bodyguard Finale: 5 Theories You Need To Know

Who's framing David Budd?

Bodyguard Theories

Bodyguard has quickly become one of the most watched television dramas this year, with a staggering 10.4 million people watching the first episode within the first week of its release. It's gripped viewers thanks to the unpredictable nature of the storyline following David Budd in the wake of an attempted terrorist attack.

The show has become an intricate jigsaw puzzle, with characters scattering clues across the previous five episodes to who's really behind the plot and who is simply being falsely implicated. It's clear that someone is operating from behind the scenes of it all as a political puppet-master and each episode finds a new way of surprising the audience.

Whether it's Davids affair with Julia or what Chanel was really up to working for the Home Office, there are so many volatile plot-points that could literally explode at any given moment. With one twist in particular that managed to shock everyone, it's not hard to see why Twitter has become a hub for theorising how the show's going to be resolved.

There's a lot of explaining that the finale has left to do since not everyone can be in on the plot... Or can they? But with a show as unpredictable as Bodyguard, it wouldn't be surprising if some of these theories are completely flipped on their heads.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

5. Julia Montague Isn't Dead

Bodyguard Theories

At the end of the third episode, Julia's PR aide Tahir Mahmood steps onstage as Julia she implies in a speech that she's got her sights set on being the Prime Minister. As Tahir does so an explosion rips through the room which leaves the Home Secretary's fate uncertain.

And it's not until the fourth episode that it's revealed that Julia died during surgery in an attempt to save her life. Weirdly she dies unceremoniously off-screen. Or did she?

One theory is based on Romeo and Juliet, with the Secret Service and the Police being the basis of the two warring houses. Julia Montague is a modernised version of Juliet especially when her relationship with David is extremely forbidden and he even attempted suicide in episode 4 when he assumed that Julia had died. It's hard not to see the comparison to the Shakespearean tale...

But even if the plot isn't taken from Romeo and Juliet there's plenty of other reasons why Julia could have faked her death. David's family had been made targets because of his connection to her and she had also endured a gruelling assassination attempt. Going into hiding would throw any would-be attackers off her scent but since she also has plenty of opponents within Parliament, the Police and the Secret Service, this could also draw out any political enemies that she can keep an eye on.

And if Julia's still aiming for the Prime Minister's seat what better way to get the public on her side than by gaining their sympathy? She survived a public assassination and had to go into hiding to protect herself.

Plus, look at it from a creative writing point of view; by the third episode, the relationship between Julia and David had truly intensified and they were in the middle of a dangerous affair. Why would Jed Mercurio (the creative mind behind the show) deny the opportunity to have an emotional goodbye between the two?


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