Bancroft fans are hooked after two killer twists in the ITV series [ITV]
ITV introduced a brand new thriller to screens on Monday night, called Bancroft, and viewers were suitably shocked.
The show, which plays out across four nights, sees Sarah Parish play DCI Elizabeth Bancroft who is hiding a dark secret.
But nothing could have prepared viewers for the shock twist near the end of the first episode which saw main character Elizabeth Bancroft’s violent past exposed.
After Elizabeth chased a thug who petrol bombed her car, flashback scenes then showed her throttling and stabbing to death her pregnant victim Laura Fraser in a violent rage.
Bancroft fans were stunned by the latest killer twist involving Sarah Parish’s character Elizabeth [ITV]
Bancroft: Laura Fraser was murdered by Elizabeth Bancroft in shock scenes [ITV]
What’s more, the crime which she committed 27 years about when she was just a WPC, is now being investigated by her colleague Katherine Stevens after a cold case was re-opened.
While the detective that was in charge of the case at the time, Charlie Haverstock, decided to assist Katherine, Elizabeth was seen trying to convince him to stay quiet.
And it was later alluded on Tuesday’s episode that he was in fact murdered, with a clip showing Elizabeth tilting him out of his wheelchair down a ravine.
However, show watchers think they’ve cracked a theory which clears Elizabeth’s name even despite the incriminating flashbacks.
Bancroft viewers think Elizabeth Bancroft has an evil twin – that clears her of the murders! [ITV]
Viewers think that Elizabeth has a twin sister, who is the real murderer shown in the past memories.
One person said: “#Bancroft has a twin sister! Bet ya!”
A different user put: “Bancroft has a twin sister that she is covering for!!! Now that would be a twist #Bancroft.”
Another show watcher commented: “I’ve solved it – Bancroft has a twin sister!!! #Bancroft.”
Bancroft viewers are worried that Katherine Stevens will be killed off next [ITV]
While a different viewer added: “Maybe #Bancroft has a twin?!???!”
Bancroft continues on ITV.