BBC One’s hottest new drama Trust Me returned for its second season premiere last week and fans are still trying to make sense of all that went on.
As viewers patiently wait for the forthcoming episodes to air, here’s all the details you need to know of what’s happened so far and the highlights of the first episode.
What happened in episode 1?
Jamie, who is played by Alfred Enoch) discovers through the help of Danny (Elliot Cooper) that several patients had been dying and nobody knew the actual cause of their deaths.
It appeared that Jame wasn’t taken the message about the Angel of Death seriously until Danny suddenly died, consequently triggering Jamie to take action.
By the end of the episode, Jamie is seen getting out of his bed and pushing himself to crawl to Danny’s bed in order to obtain his tablet.
There, Jamie knew he would find relevant information related to the Angel of Death.
The official synopsis reads: ”Jamie McCain is recovering from a spinal injury that has left him paralyzed. He faces a new enemy when patients on his hospital ward start dying unexpectedly around him.”
The order of events, along with the conclusion to the episode, had apparently left a lot of viewers scratching their heads in confusion.
“Why did he push the Crystal in his leg to make it bleed so he left a trail of blood?? Or did I blink and miss something? it’s all very confusing #TrustME,” one viewer wrote on Twitter.
Another added, saying: “Have I missed half of this series #TrustMe.”
Apparently, the show isn’t structured to provide answers in every episode. Instead, it will be a buildup between multiple plots that will connect the dots by the time the series concludes.
The medical staff come with their own lies and secrets
What became an interesting turn of events, viewers learned that the medical staff isn’t as perfect as they may seem.
Dr. Archie, played by John Hannah, is secretly having an affair with a physiotherapist (Ashley Jensen) while Dr. Zoe (Katie Clarkson-Hill) takes stolen prescription pills to herself in order to numb the thought of her own past drama.Alfred Enoch joins the show
In September 2018, it was announced that Alfred Enoch would join the show’s cast for season two, which had a lot of people excited given the actor’s impressive list of credentials from recent work in Hollywood.
Enoch previously played Wes Gibbins in the US hit drama How to Get Away with Murder from 2014 until 2018.
His high profile name would have definitely attracted a number of new viewers to the show, so his arrival to the series in episode one is certainly a highlight.
The introduction of several new characters
Out with the old and in with the new. There are several new characters that have joined the lineup for season two and fans can’t seem to be getting enough from these additional names.
Jodie Whittaker played the lead character Catch Hardacre for the show’s first series in 2017 but ultimately decided to bail on a second season when she was approached to star as The Doctor in Doctor Who.
John Hannah and Ashley Jensen are also starring in the newest season.
The episode isn’t all fiction
It should be noted that the show itself is not driven around the narrative that all scenes are based on real events.
However, there are certain elements of truth in every episode, and the first episode was no different, as the viewer is introduced to a patient suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The main character, Jamie, has suffered a serious spinal injury which has left him partially paralyzed until he regains the strength to walk again.
According to Express, it seemed rather important for show writer and producer Dan Sefton to base episodes on “real-life accounts of where health care professionals have harmed patients.”
“For that last year or so when I was writing this, I’ve collected news stories of health care professionals who harm patients,” Sefton shared.
“Sadly there are numerous examples in this country and all over the world. One inspiration was a case where a nurse was wrongly accused of being a killer and arrested.
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The series is starting off as a thriller
This should be mentioned for those who aren’t necessarily into shows that will make them jump.
Trust Me, which heavily focused its attention on an Angel of Death through the first episode, would see people suddenly dying with little to no explanation.
The worst part about is the gruesome views of scissors stuck inside people’s thighs and loud screams heard as the ordeal takes place.