The Drowning star Jill Halfpenny reveals her thoughts on show's ending 

Do you think Daniel is really Jodie's long lost son? 

The Drowning star Jill Halfpenny has opened up about the show's ending, admitting that she didn't see the conclusion to the Channel 5 drama coming. 

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The series follows Jill as Jodie, a grieving mother who, after her son disappears nine years earlier, is determined that she has found him again as a teenager. 

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WATCH: Daniel starts to ask questions

Without giving away any spoilers, Jill chatted about her reaction to the ending on I Talk Telly, explaining: "I actually didn't see it coming. Some other people might, but I didn't. Endings are notoriously tricky. You just have to look at Twitter to know that no one's ever satisfied with endings!

"But I feel like there's enough tied up and a feeling that the right things have happened, but also without it being too neat and obvious. I was satisfied with it." 

Jill plays Jodie on the show

Rupert Penry-Jones, who plays Mark, also praised the show's ending, telling Channel 5: "I thought it was such a page-turner and the whole time I was reading it I was expecting a different ending to the one we get… I was very surprised with the ending. 

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"The tension which slowly builds through the script made it a page-turner and I love the character I was asked to play, we thought he was one thing and then he became another. It was just very surprising and original and that’s why I was attracted to it really."

Is Daniel really Jodie's son?

Fans have been full of praise for the series so far, with one writing: "Loved last nights #TheDrowning premiere and tonight's new episode, brilliant stuff from @JasonMaza @halfpennyjill @rpenryj @JadeAnouka and @jonasarmstrong_ I can't wait for tomorrow nights penultimate episode." 

Another added: "Excellent drama, was not expecting to be so creeped out by the mum! Really shows the desperation after such a harrowing loss." 

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