The Bay viewers disappointed with series 2 finale over unsolved plot threads

Joe Anderton
·3-min read
Photo credit: Ben Blackall / © Tall Story Pictures 2020
Photo credit: Ben Blackall / © Tall Story Pictures 2020

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The Bay series 2 spoilers follow.

The Bay series 2 came to an end tonight (February 24) on ITV, bringing to an end the investigation after weeks of clues and dead ends and drama.

Before the opening titles even rolled, we learned that Stephen Marshbrook was killed by Victor because he was hired to do so.

Shortly after, Frank Mercer was arrested on suspicion of placing the hit, while Grace was brought in for questioning too. Grace admitted to hating him because of his overly-controlling nature, but said she never wanted him dead.

Photo credit: Ben Blackall / © Tall Story Pictures 2020
Photo credit: Ben Blackall / © Tall Story Pictures 2020

Wife Rose admitted to stealing money from the company, and to having an affair with Frank, but said she didn't conspire to have him killed either.

Eventually, Frank confessed that the idea to kill Stephen was all his, because he didn't "appreciate" the life and family that he had, and that Rose would never be with him properly as long as her husband was still in the picture.

But that wasn't the end of the episode, as the police still believed there was a link between the company and a vast drugs network, and Rose offered to help. The connection was quickly established, but there was still one mystery left to solve: who was responsible for Med's death?

Photo credit: Ben Blackall / © Tall Story Pictures 2020
Photo credit: Ben Blackall / © Tall Story Pictures 2020

Well... the show elected not to reveal that, and instead spent its final moments showing deadbeat dad Andy continuing to be so and not telling his and Lisa's kids that he's got a new child from another relationship.

Viewers were mostly unimpressed with how the series ended, although some thought the plot thread might be resolved in the third season, which has been announced to have a brand new leading star.

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Yes, we know it's 'damp squib'; we've seen The IT Crowd.

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