New ITV drama Trigger Point aired its first episode last night, and viewers are angry over one particular detail.
Some of those who tuned in to the new ITV series took to Twitter, as they accused the first episode of being ‘ruined’ over one particular detail, reports ManchesterEveningNews.
The show comes with high expectations after featuring Line of Duty star, Vicky McClure, and the brains behind Line of Duty and Bodyguard, Jed Mercurio.
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The six-part drama was partially filmed in locations across Kent, including Dartford marshes.
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The series, also starring Adrian Lester, revolves around the work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad during a summer bombing campaign.
The first episode saw explosives officers Lana Washington (McClure) and Joel Nutkins (Lester) called out to investigate a potential bomb factory in a London housing estate – but there’s no sign of the bomb makers.
They faced multiple potential explosives before a shock ending – and this is your SPOILER ALERT warning.
After believing they had thwarted one plot, in the final moments, Joel was seen checking on a van in the car park.
Looking in the window, he notices something amiss and begins to tell residents just being let back into the area to get back.
But as he shouted to Lana to bring him the clippers he uses to cut wires in bombs, the van explodes.
Before the episode came to an end, viewers saw Lana covered in dust with the sky suddenly dark and clouded.
As she gets onto her feet and goes towards the other casualties, she finds Joel’s arm in the rubble – which has become detached from his body.
The titles then began to roll, leaving viewers having to wait for the next instalment to find out whether Joel survives.
But those tuning in to Trigger Point found there was a major issue.
“The adverts are killing any attempt of tension. I’m waiting for flat 1912 to explode or whatever that number was #TriggerPoint,” @fruitdance tweeted.
@SvenJacobbsen said: “Difficult to hold any suspense when we get a load of adverts every ten minutes #TriggerPoint.”
“These adverts are really ruining the tension in this #TriggerPoint,” @jamiedrmc echoed.
@vickster51 complained: “Tense show + adverts = stupid #TriggerPoint.”
“Adverts are an absolute tension killer, Cheers ITV #TriggerPoint,” @TNYKN added.
And the argument around the BBC licence fee was also brought into it.
@windy___miller said: “#TriggerPoint is the perfect justification for the licence fee. Imagine adverts popping up in Line of Duty every 10 minutes to spoil the suspense.”
“See this is why I’m happy to pay the BBC licence fee. Nothing like a tension builder being ruined by adverts every five minutes #TriggerPoint,” @steve_nolan1 tweeted.
Following the end of the episode, the show’s star Vicky shared a message.
“How we doing?!” she asked on Instagram alongside a behind-the-scenes shot from filming the dramatic end scenes.
“(Even I jumped!) #triggerpoint #gillesbannier,” the actress added.
And she was quickly flooded with comments from viewers who did also jump.
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