You’d like to think by the second episode of a TV drama maybe things would start seeming a bit less confusing. But, nope, that is definitely not the case with BBC One’s The Missing.
The British-American thriller series follows the story of Alice Webster, who was abducted as a school girl from the side of the road in Germany.
But people are confused who Alice really is. Another girl, Sophie Giroux, was abducted around the same time – Giroux’s disappearance was a case investigator Julien Baptiste studied, and there are links with the mysterious events surrounding Alice.
So, is Alice actually Sophie? Is Sophie actually Alice? NO ONE KNOWS.
But what was really stressing people out is they felt the confusion could have been easily sorted by a DNA test, surely?
I'm no expert but can someone make this girl take a DNA test and save all the drama? #TheMissing— Becky Christie (@beckyechristie) October 19, 2016
If a missing girl turns up after ten years of being held hostage, wouldn't a DNA test be one of the first things on the agenda? #TheMissing— LadyRaaRaa (@LadyRaaRaa) October 19, 2016
This is daft. Il est incroyable.
DNA test would've SURELY been compulsory ..#TheMissing— Kate Robbins (@KateRobbins) October 19, 2016
Why don't they just do a DNA test tho 🤔🤔🤔🤔 #themissing— Beth 💫 (@BethGeorginaL) October 19, 2016
In fact, the only thing stressing people out more than the lack of DNA testing seemed to be Alice’s lack of lip balm.
Somebody needs to give that poor girl some lip balm. #TheMissing— Dale (@dalewetter) October 19, 2016
All they need on the missing is a DNA test and some lip balm #TheMissing— 🥀Aimée🥀 (@rosebudmendes) October 19, 2016
At least in the end a character in the show heard Twitter’s cries and finally suggested doing a DNA test.
DNA test - the twittersphere lets out a collective 'woop woop'! #themissing— Rhiannon Perkins (@nanosizerainbow) October 19, 2016
Hooray - someone has thought of a DNA test. Whoop, whoop. #TheMissing— Jonathan Clark (@jgiclark) October 19, 2016
*People on Twitter pat themselves on the back*
Blimey, watching TV is stressful.