Trigger Point Episode 5: The 8 Burning Questions We Have Right Now

As Trigger Point nears its climactic finale, the ITV drama served up more explosive action on Sunday night as far-right terror group The Crusaders continued their series of coordinated attacks.

With another device planted at a university in London, EXPO John Hudson was confirmed to be a member of the terrorist cell.

However, after successfully evading capture, the Capital faced its biggest threat of the series, as Lana and the team uncovered a plan to blow up a street of houses near Alliance HQ. progressive.

Before the last episode next week, these are the questions we asked ourselves…

Is there more to Karl?

Right now, Karl seems like a nice guy, with no reason to be suspicious, which is now starting to make us suspicious of him.

In a pre-series interview, actor Warren Brown said that “further down the line [Karl] might reveal what some of his demons are,” but we’re now at the finale and haven’t seen any demons yet, suggesting they’re about to come out in the final episode. Could he be part of The Crusaders? More on that in a bit…

How did the police find nothing on John?

While we doubt Youngblood actually shared Lana’s suspicions about John with any of his police colleagues, it appears he did, as during a debrief it was confirmed that the EXPO had been investigated, but it turned up no evidence.

Is it because the evidence has been concealed by someone? Youngblood maybe?

We still have our suspicions about Youngblood
We still have our suspicions about Youngblood

Where was the address in Brixton that Billy visited before he died?

In the days before his death, police discovered Billy was living with his friend Tommy Marshall in Streatham, before spending an hour at an unknown address in Brixton before leaving for Farringdon, where the bomb plot came to light .

Who did he visit? Was it just Frank Walsh, or was it someone else?

Will Lana’s lies to the police come back to bite her?

During her interview about Billy’s death, Lana told two lies – that she was with Danny and Mark in the pool room, when she was actually with Karl; and that Billy had displayed no far-right behavior, despite attacking a halal butcher.

Youngblood has already confronted Lana after checking service logs which confirmed that Danny and Mark weren’t with her, so other officers could surely find out for themselves.

If it turns out she lied about actually being with Karl and he’s a member of the Crusaders, that’s not a good look — or lying about her racist attack. brother.

Could she end up being involved?

Who texted John before he detonated the bomb?

Before setting off the bomb at the university, which was hosting a radio show about an upcoming by-election where Progressive Alliance candidates were present, John received a text message, apparently asking him to detonate.

The person who sent it must have been someone who knew that Frank Walsh was incapable of doing so, having been shot by the police, which suggests that it was a police officer or a colleague of the ‘EXPO.

The possibility that John was instructed also suggests that he may not be the main mastermind behind the attacks – so who is?

How many more people are involved?

Police originally thought they were just looking for a third man – the bomb maker – in The Crusaders, but this episode unmasked John and Frank Walsh, indicating there are far more cell members than the force did not take into account. After all, John must also have had help changing all the gas meters on the street for the latest attack by the far-right group.

All the gas meters in a street of houses were changed as part of the next Crusader attack
All the gas meters in a street of houses were changed as part of the next Crusader attack

Could one of them be someone Lana served with in Afghanistan?

While Sonia managed to get her hands on the confidential file on Porton Down’s HMX319 file, it had been erased (which could be standard accurate or suggest someone is trying to cover their tracks) but she was able to tell that the explosive was originally authorized for use in Afghanistan.

Given that we also knew the explosive was over 10 years old, this suggests it may have been obtained by someone serving in Afghanistan at that time.

We know that Karl served in the military and had known Lana and Nut for a long time, which suggests that he too could have toured Afghanistan. Just say…

What is the meaning of 1912?

Parts of the device used in the attack on the university have been recovered and revealed that the number 1912 was written inside – it’s the same number that was written in the broadcast closet where the device was wired into Andy Phelan’s apartment at the West Haven estate.

It is now clear that the suicide bombers are trying to send a message, but what is it?

Trigger Point ends Sunday at 9 p.m. on ITV.