Now that the clocks have gone back, winter hibernation has very much begun. With the temperatures dropping, there's nothing better than drawing the curtains after a long day at work and settling in for a TV binge.
One show that has really captured the imagination this autumn is Dublin Murders, the joint RTÉ/BBC production that has audiences glued to their screens as much as they're scratching their heads. Based on the Dublin Murder Squad novels by Tana French, the series stars Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as a pair of detectives with more skeletons in their closets than your local Halloween costume shop.
Every episode brings new twists as we learn more about the dark pasts of each character and that's not limited to the aforementioned pair. As things gradually unravel, we learn that pretty much everyone involved is hiding something and it all makes for gripping (if a bit confusing) TV.
Of course, all the mystery means that the internet is rife with theories about what the hell is going on and to increase your paranoia about the whole thing, we've gathered a few of the more interesting conclusions that people have reached. If you're lagging a bit behind you might want to be wary of spoilers but to be fair, most of these theories have been pretty much shot down already.
Here are a few offerings that are sure to get you thinking...
My only theory is the old daughter is the mother of the twins 🤷♀️ #DublinMurders
— Natalie Clennell (@MissNaralie) October 21, 2019
My theory: the male detective (Adam) and the other two small kids were discovered witnessing the rape and were chased. Adam hid in the tree trunk and saw the other two bring murdered. The bodies and the murder weapon were buried in the woods. #DublinMurders
— Andrew Singleton (@singostokey) October 29, 2019
My theory is that Rob was spared in the woods that day because he was to become the new 'king', he killed Katy to claim his place as the new king' The man (sam?) painting 'he rises' all over the place could be an indication he knows Rob is Adam and that he's back. #dublinmurders
— daria dd . (@dariaddx10) October 23, 2019
Wild theory - is the cleaner lady actually Rosalind’s mum? And that’s why Margaret said ‘I never wanted you’? Also, can they change that lightbulb at the police station? Thanks #DublinMurders
— Helena de Citruenigo (@HelendeCitrueni) October 28, 2019
Theory, Lexi (Cassie) killed the kids in 85 during a dissociative episode after being assaulted by Shane. Shane and Jonathan then go on to bury the bodies in the woods. Adam helped but was so traumatised he has a complete blank. Or it was the wolf. #DublinMurders
— The Doc (@InspiredbyJB) October 22, 2019
My theory - Adam/Rob killed Katie #DublinMurders 🤯
— Denise Everton (@denise_everton) October 22, 2019
Out there theory - Lexi is Jamie. Look v v similar #DublinMurders
— Jessica Wilkinson (@JessicaWilk__) October 21, 2019
Overthinking it but I have one theory that it’s going to be someone to do with that old woman on the scooter at the beginning who said ‘you get to know everything when you’re an old girl like me’😏 highly unlikely but I love making up theories 🤓😂 #DublinMurders
— Becca Simmons👸🦄 (@beccasimmonsX) October 15, 2019
Mind blown. RTÉ One will be showing its third installment tonight from 9.35pm, which is basically what BBC screened on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Just to add to your confusion about the whole thing.
Dublin Murders is set to reach its gripping conclusion next week when all will be revealed. Will any of the above theories hold true? Probably not but it will be interesting to find out.