Everything you need to know before the Bodyguard finale

If, like us, you’ve been glued to the TV on a Sunday night watching the BBC’s latest hit drama, Bodyguard, you’ll know that the final episode airs this weekend (23 September).

From political scandals, to conspiracy theories, there is a lot to tie up in Sunday’s episode. We try to unpack the penultimate episode, to prepare you for the 75 minute-long finale. Be warned, this post does contain spoilers, so continue at your own risk.

The bomb

Episode five quashed the leading theory that Rob McDonald, aide to Julia Montague, planted a bomb in Tahir Mahmood’s briefcase and manoeuvred him onto the stage in an attempt to kill Julia.

Turns out, the bomb was planted under the stage before the speech, and Tahir’s presence at the side of the stage triggered a pressure sensor, setting off the explosion. Well, it’s still possible that Rob and his cohorts planted the bomb under the stage, getting Tahir to unknowingly trigger the sensor, or so we thought until…

Rob comes clean

After an abrupt interaction with David, Rob decided to come clean to the police and confesses to trying to sabotage Julia’s speech. He reveals that he, Mike Travis (counter-terror minister and acting Home Secretary) and Roger Penhaligon (chief whip and Julia’s ex-husband) were planning to publicly embarrass her in an attempt to stop her from making a bid for leadership. They were not involved, however, in the bomb.

David believes him, and so do we.

Chanel’s back

The disgruntled ex-personal assistant of Julia made an appearance in episode five, bumping into David in a coffee shop, coincidentally. While they’re chatting, the barista shouts out an order for “Sam”, which Chanel collects – extremely suspicious. We can’t help but feel she’s involved somehow, otherwise why bring her back? And what’s with the name change? We’re sure the barista can spell out Chanel…

That iPad

The highly sought after iPad, given to Julia by “Richard Longcross” was  at the focus of the episode, with almost every character looking for it at some point. In the final moments of the episode, David realises where it is: in the back of a photo frame of Julia and David Cameron. Now that he has it in his possession, we can only hope that he’s going to use it to clear his name and find Julia’s killers.


We, and viewers, have so many burning questions that need answered in the finale. Who is Richard Longcross? Is Julia secretly alive? Who is David’s ex-wife’s new man, and why have we never seen him? What’s Chanel/ Sam’s deal? Who broke into David’s flat and why would they change his bullets? What is going on with Nadia? She seems to know more than she’s letting on. And is David somehow caught up in it all?

As you can see, there is a lot that needs rounded up in Sunday’s episode. We just hope they don’t leave it on a cliffhanger, or the writers will have to face the wrath of an entire country that has been glued to the screen for the last six weeks.

*Cover image credit to iNews*

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