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

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

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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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. 

WATCH: Daniel starts to ask questions

Without giving away any spoilers, Jill chatted about her reaction to the ending onI 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." 

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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."

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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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