Our Girl Episode 4 review: Lacey Turner is brill as Molly makes a decision about her future!

by Matt D
Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner

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In my first review of this series of Our Girl I hoped that the love triangle element of the plot didn’t overshadow what should be a drama about a young woman trying to cope in a male-dominated environment. However that’s exactly what happened last week after Smurf declared his love for Molly and then she did the same to Captain James. The love triangle storyline intensifies this week as both men put themselves in danger because of their feelings for Molly leading her to try and protect both of them at the same time. I do feel this is a shame as I felt that Tony Grounds had built up an intriguing plot that was somewhat ruined by an unbelievable climax.

The intriguing plot builds around last week’s revelation that Molly was wanted dead by Bashira’s father Badral. As the Americans get involved in the mission they put together a dossier on Badral and reveal that he’s pretty high up in the Taliban. Despite being a medic on her first tour of Afghanistan, Molly is drafted into the mission as she’s the only person who’ll be able to give a positive I.D. when they track him down. The Americans initially believed they’ve captured Badral but the three men they’ve detained turn out not to be him. However Molly does came face-to-face with Bashira’s brother who informs her that she’s ruined his family primarily by corrupting his sister. After the Americans extract more information from the men, the team are forced to go into the field again in the hope of tracking down Badral. But, just like in episode one, Smurf’s hot-headed nature compromises the mission as he fires a shot at unarmed farmer.

Lacey Turner

The motivation behind Smurf’s actions is his discovery of the secret relationship that has been going on between Molly and James since the last episode. Despite their relationship being in its infancy, James his already inviting Molly over to his family home in Bath for Christmas. However the pair have decided to keep their relationship a secret from the rest of the platoon till they arrive back in Blighty. Although this makes perfect sense it does mean that this episode includes a farcical scene in which James hides Molly in a wardrobe when Smurf enters his quarters. Smurf and James’ discussion also results in Molly discovering that the Captain is married and has a son; two pieces of news that don’t go down particularly well. The surprises keep coming when Smurf tries to propose to Molly despite her making it perfectly clear that she’s not interested him in that way. Molly agrees to wear the engagement ring around her neck but this almost seems to give him hope that one day she’ll put it on her finger. However some timely eavesdropping means that Smurf overhears Molly and James’ declaration of love which basically sees him dive off the deep end.

The characters in Our Girl appear to revel in airing their dirty laundry during times of grave peril. After last week’s scenes involving James and Molly, this week the Captain and Smurf’s argument about the medic occurred just as Badral appeared. The fact that Badral was disguised as a woman didn’t occur to Molly till after her suitors stated to row meaning that they both got shot by the man they were trying to bring to justice. As I have a soft spot for the series, I was wiling to forgive Our Girl for some of its narrative failings but the scene in which Molly is forced to simultaneously tend to James and Smurf at the same time was a little too far-fetched for me to look the other way. Nothing that happened in this scene rang true for me and it appeared that the love triangle story had engulfed the tale concerning Molly’s determination. As both men were air-lifted to safety we were told that this story was to be continued but I’d personally had enough of it already.

Lacey Turner

I think that part of my problem with Our Girl’s love triangle is that Tony Grounds hasn’t really painted either of her beaus in a positive light. After following Molly around like a puppy dog in last week’s episode you would’ve thought Smurf could have got the hint after having his declaration of love rebuffed by her. But instead, unlike any other rational person, he feels that it’s a good idea to propose to her. Meanwhile the once noble James is portrayed as a bit of a cad after failing to reveal his personal circumstances to the woman he supposedly cares for. As Grounds initially painted her as somewhat of an independent woman, I feel that Molly should be on her own especially considering that her choices are a divorcee with a young son or a soppy Welshman. Another issue is with the whole love triangle plot is that I don’t feel that Grounds can right convincing romantic dialogue. I do think that this is part of the reason that these scenes are Our Girl’s most awkward and at times I feel uncomfortable watching them.

Luckily Grounds redeems himself during the more high-octane scenes and I feel that that’s where Our Girl has been at its strongest throughout the series. I’m really enjoying the fact that Our Girl is the first drama I can remember that focuses on what our troops have to go through in Afghanistan. Although the final scenes were slightly spoilt by the aforementioned romantic aspects I will still on the edge of my seat when Badral finally revealed himself and started firing. The look on Molly’s face at the end of this sequence was equally compelling and I feel that it’s a testament to Lacey Turner’s performance that I still care about Molly despite all her silly dalliances with the Captain. I do feel that if Our Girl has done anything then it’s established that Turner can successfully lead a drama and to that end I hope her current stint in Eastenders is only temporary.

Just like last week, I felt that this was a strongly plotted episode of Our Girl that was let down by a frankly ludicrous final few minutes. I believe that the love triangle story has overlapped with the main plot too much and is now making the series feel a little too far-fetched. I still have hope that the series will redeem itself in next week’s final chapter and I really think that the best conclusion for the drama would be if Molly decided she’d be better off on her own rather than with either of her potential suitors.

Do you feel the same way about Our Girl as I do? Or do you enjoy Molly’s various romantic entanglements?

Leave Your Comments Below.


  1. Sophie on October 13, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I think Molly and captain James deserve to be together. There is such a powerful bond between the two that it gives me shivers and keeps me on the edge of my seat. Hope there is a happy ending for the two to be together in episode five!

  2. Caroline Wilkes on October 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

    No sorry I disagree! ! Our Girl needs some emotional side, otherwise it becomes nothing more than yet another ‘war in Afghanistan’ and we already see that all over the news as it is!.
    I agree that the last few minutes were not really necessary, with Smurf and Cpt James having a ‘heart to heart’ right in the middle of a very tense moment, as the writers could have left that out untill they were both lying shot with Smurf just telling Cpt James “I know,…you and Molly, I heard you!”…etc
    Anyway, I hope Cpt James survives and Molly is forced to choose…but maybe she says ‘bye’ to them both, but I hope not!!

  3. Caroline Wilkes on October 13, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Sophie…I hope theres a happy ending too 🙂 but thing is if there is a happy ending with Molly & Cpt James, what will happen to them both in series 3… (there had better be a series 3 !!)..you never know, the writers may kill Cpt James off in the next series :/ so maybe its best Molly doesnt choose either him or Smurf and they get to meet up again in series 3 🙂
    Im actually wondering about another senario…maybe Cpt James’s injuries are too bad for him to continue in active service and he leaves the army and he gets back with his wife!! :/…
    Maybe its best if we write series 3 lol 😉

  4. Sophie on October 13, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Ohh I definitely think we’d make series three one to remember!! I hope they don’t kill him off because it’s a situation that shouldn’t be occurring within the army and it’s so compelling that I hope they do kick it off and keep together! Not too keen on smurf!

  5. Sophie on October 13, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Caroline where did you find out if there was going to be another series because I can’t seem to find it anywhere! I definitely hopes they’d make more than 5 episodes so if you could let me know where you got the info from I’d be extremely grateful!😊

  6. Derek on October 13, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I feel really let down by this series. After the first episode I was telling everybody to watch it; one of the best dramas on TV for years. It started off so well, was so realistic and so involving but by Episode 4 has become little more than a war based soap. Molly tending both her injured suitors and shooting the baddie herself. Come on!

    I hope that if Molly decides to take up with Smurf she might do well to remember that Capt James would probably still be alive had it not been for Smurf’s unprofessional loss of control.

  7. joanna on October 13, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I love the love triangle, granted at times it kills the reality but it still keeps me on the edge of my seat.I wouldn’t be on here if I wasn’t so impatient and hadn’t been searching the internet to find a spoiler!

  8. Gerry on October 13, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Although the whole episode was rubbish the final scene was so ridiculous that even Ernie Wise wouldn`t put it in one of his plays `wot he wrote`While a dozen British soldiers hid behind blocks of concrete Molly was in full view tending two injured soldiers and at the same time shot the Taliban gunman.

  9. liz on October 13, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    This is the most enjoyable thing that I have seen on the telly in years. Maybe its far fetched but dont care its compelling stuff. Acting is great, especially Lacey turner who is just so natural and believable as an actress. Can’t wait to see what happens next week hopefully she won’t choose either of them as she is such a strong kick arse heroine in this, love her!

  10. Maria on October 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed this series & I’m so happy to hear that there is a final episode next week. I hope Captain James makes it I had a feeling something bad was going to happen to him I do feel though that they should not have kissed & just waited as think this was not very realistic. I do hope he makes it this series has kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire time. Its still on my mind so goes to show what brilliant writing it is. Can’t wait until next week.

  11. Bob. on October 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    As much as i love Molly and the under fives i have to say i did feel let down by last nights episode,i watched it again on BBCi this morning and still think superb actors let down by dodgy writing,that said i will continue to view and look forward to series 2 and hopefully beyond.

  12. Matt on October 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve loved Our Girl from the pilot onwards but I was really disappointed by the quality of the plot of last night’s episode. I feel really drawn to Molly as a character and Lacey Turner’s acting has been brilliant. I’ve grown to like the other characters as well over the course of the series, but last night’s episode was only good because of the continued great acting and the (fewer) character moments. The story just keeps getting dafter and dafter. I just feel that Molly is such a great character and the war in Afghanistan has so much potential for interesting stories that lumping her with a really creaky romantic sub-plot just seems daft. I’m not against sexual tension, but their relationship just feels massively rushed and unrealistic.

  13. George Davies on October 13, 2014 at 1:58 pm


    Given that the daily mail published pictures of Molly at a military funeral, I presume the kill of Cpt James believer’s might get the wish sooner rather than later.

    As for the plot and acting…frankly brilliant.
    Lacey Turner has shown that she is not a one trick (Eastenders) pony and the sense of 90% boredom 10% terror comes across well in hte military scenes. Not sure why the Yanks were involved in what seemed a failry peripheral part of the plot.

    Lets get Series 2 commissioned now!

  14. rachael on October 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    i really hope ctp james and molly do end up together by the end. the connection between them is amazing. love this show. please let them end up together. please

  15. Derek on October 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm


    IMDB website says that Iwan Rheon and Ben Aldridge are only in the series for 4 episodes. Do the maths. Doesn’t look good for either!


  16. Caroline Wilkes on October 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Sophie. …I forgot that the first ‘our girl’ was actually just a pilot not a series, which would make what we’re watching now series 1 so although I said “hopefully there will be a series 3″…I actually hope there will be a series 2!! 😉

  17. anon on October 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I agree with the writer of this article. The series started off so well and of course I enjoyed the fact there was an element of love tension but is should have remained a sideline, instead I felt story was really let down by the unprofessional, unrealistic episode 4 in which Captain James and Smurf act in a ridiculous fashion. The writer of this article has expressed my views completely

  18. Blackbeltbarbie on October 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I love the show. I have been trawling the internet for spoilers for the final. I actually didn’t know about this show until last week when I happened to have bbc1 on. I was hooked by both the action, drama and chemistry between capt. James and Molly. This is what i think happends in next ep – cut to Capt. James funeral with his ex-wife at the front and Molly in the congregation giving it sad eyes etc. Fast forward a year maybe Molly will see Smurf differently and he will cut the engagment ring from her neck and ask her to marry him. I hope to god this doesn’t happen as I was molly and james or JAM as i ship them to be together! Now all we have to do is wait till Sunday arrrrghgh.

  19. Blackbeltbarbie on October 13, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Re-reading my post I forget to add that i def think Capt. James dies as he did say that the last thing he wanted to see was Molly.. then he blacked out. Also it sounded sinister about cutting the ring from her neck – meant it in a nice way and then he would put it on her finger lol

  20. Gerry on October 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    At least it`s better than `THE LAST SHIP`

  21. Shalu on October 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Personally, I love Cpt. James. Also, i’m not too keen on Smurf :/ Therefore, i believe that Molly should pick James and move on, I mean just because he has a son doesn’t mean that she cant love him. Also, there has to be an emotional side to Our Girl otherwise it’s simply another war story. It would be a good ending to see her be independent and rely on neither men but, c’mon everyone wants her to pick James just because it would be extremely cute and the series has been slowly leading up to that. Also I second the notion for series 3!

  22. Lauren on October 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    It’s a great series and Lacey Turner is proving to be a major talent. I disagree with the critique – Our Girl is about Molly and her experiences both emotionally and in active service. It gives a great insight into what it must be like to live on the edge in a war zone and also deals with a real human storyline of love… and rejection which in my opinion is somewhat necessary in order to keep it under the genre of a drama series and gives relief from the horrors of war.

  23. Pauline on October 13, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I have a bad feeling that Capt James dies, as I also saw that he is only listed in 4 episodes and surely they wouldn’t kill off Smurf after he lost his brother (his poor mum). I was hoping they would make another series after this one, but not sure it would be the same without James. I too think she will end up with Smurf and the last episode may end with her going to America with him as she promised. I hope I’m wrong as I really liked the chemistry between Molly and Capt James. Sunday is too long to wait!

  24. Natalie on October 14, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Everyone that is saying Smurf and Captain James are only in it for 4 episodes because it says on IMDB, that’s not true.. If you look on it again now it says 5 episodes! I really hope they don’t kill of James, I’m really rooting for him and Molly

  25. caroline wilkes on October 14, 2014 at 2:21 am


    And as Lacey Turner’s BBC war drama returns for a five-part series, it is revealed that her character Molly Dawes survived the conflict as she attends the funeral of one of her fellow soldiers.The show’s viewers were left in suspense as to whether Molly was killed after the one-off episode ended with a coffin being flown home.

    A friend showed me this from Daily Mail…now im not sure, as it doesn’t make it clear when the funeral actually took place!!?
    Ive read it probaly 10 times now and im still non the wiser!! So make your own minds up…or not!!! Arghhhh looks like we all got to be patient abd just wait till next sunday folks! :/ lol

  26. Bob. on October 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

    With regard to the funeral Molly is shown attending the clue is in the Afghanistan Service medal she is wearing.

  27. Anna on October 14, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Lacey turner is brilliant as Molly, please don’t let captain james die I really want him and Molly to be together they make a lovely couple, captain james is my favourite I would be gutted if he died it’s all smurfs fault he caused all this hurt at the moment. I love our girl I can’t wait for the DVD to come out and I can’t wait to Sunday to watch it again best programme on tv on a Sunday night,

  28. Karen on October 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I am gripped every week by this drama. I hope this is the first in a long line of series. The acting from all the lead characters is amazing. I really hope Captain James does not die as this adds to the intrigue of the story. Molly and James deserve their happy ending after the tough times they have both been through. I don’t think I would watch another series if they called him off as the interaction between the pair is amazing.

  29. stacey on October 14, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I dont think they should kill captain james. It would be great to see how their relationship develops in another series. There are plenty for tours to be done by the military, not just afghan. Both smurf and james are credited in all five episodes on imdb pro so fingers crossed james survives. Mollys luck in men hasnt been great in this drama ao it would be lovely to see her get her happy ending.

  30. nicola on October 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I absolutely love this drama series and the amazing chemistry between Molly and Captain James. My fast forward and rewind buttons seem to be wearing out on my tv remote!However, having read the above comments, I’m now terrified to watch next week’s episode in case Captain James doesn’t make it out. It did look a particularly nasty injury in his side. I’ve loved the interaction between the main characters and can fully understand Captain James’ dilemma in starting a relationship with Molly given army protocol “nothing is stronger than army regulations”. Can’t quite imagine Captain James’ parents’ response to Molly though!

  31. Christine Fildes on October 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I tweeted Tony Grounds, suggesting Captain James is flown back to Uk, the ex Mrs Captain turns up to nurse him, divided loyalties, Tony Grounds ‘ Favourited’ my tweet so make of that what you will!
    just seen the clip for episode 5, Captain James being rushed into operating theatre.As for Smurf, bad case of PTSD, which could be explored.This series has been a breath of fresh air,we seem deluged with cop, thriller, murder dramas at the moment.I really hope BBC commission a 3rd series, maybe develop the characters of the under5,s love them, but my heart is with Molly and Captain Handsome .

  32. kathryn on October 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I love this show. I haven’t been obsessed with a drama for as long as I can remember but I cna’t stop watching this.
    PLEASE DO NOT KILL JAMES. He’s FIT. Also their chemistry is v believeable. I bet this happens a lot in the army. Is it a ‘holiday romance’ though. Even if they don’t kill him, will coming back to the UK and normal life take the spark away? Where’s anyone seen clips of Sunday?

  33. Christine Fildes on October 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Kathryn.Check BBC Our Girl, clip for episode 5 now up, only 1 minute long.Molly arrives back at Bastion, races to hospital, Captain Handsome wheeled past into operating theatre, Molly asks Jackie ” will he make it”? Jackie shakes head, dashes off.
    Wish I hadn’t seen it now, churning stomach. If Capt, James doesn’t make it then I,m not buying the DVD!! Need a happy ish ending, so series 3 gets the go ahead.

  34. Nicola on October 14, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Surely they can’t do this to us. Captain James MUST BE OK. Maybe they’re lulling us into thinking the worst and maybe Smurf has been hit in a major artery. Not that I want him to die either but can’t bare the thought of not seeing Captain James again, so gorgeous in combats, almost makes me want to enlist! Also I read this on another site “I work in a paper shop, so have received next weeks tv mags….. Let’s just say by the photos and the blurbs the captain is well and truly alive!!!!!”….Fingers crossed then, finally any body know the first name of Captain James btw?

  35. Kirsty Lou on October 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Where did you find the clip Christine ?

  36. Derek on October 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Intriguing that IMDB changed the number of episodes of Smurf and the Captain to 5 from the original 4. One scenario is that preview panels may have indicated the unpopularity of an ending where Capt James doesn’t survive. Maybe they’d filmed alternative endings and BBC have decided to change things at the last minute? Lets hope so.

    If I were the writer the last thing I would do is kill him off. Firstly people tend not to buy DVDs with sad endings(why would they want to see that over and over) and secondly, alive, he would form the basis of a continuing story for another series. Thirdly I suspect he is very popular with female viewers being one of the most handsome men on the planet!

    The problem is that character development has been very poor in this series apart from the three people in the love triangle. Killing 1 or even 2 principal characters off would leave a monumental hole.

  37. Christine Fildes on October 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Derek, a very good male perspective.,us females are getting quietly hysterical at thought of Captain not surviving, I certainly wouldn’t buy the DVD if a principal character is killed off, unless the unthinkable happens…BBC doesn’t recommission?! I hope the powers that be realise how much interest Our Girl has generated. viewing figures show a much younger audience has been captured on Sunday evenings

  38. Christine Fildes on October 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Kirsty Lou…the clip for episode 5 can be seen on BBC Our Girl web site

  39. helen on October 14, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I watch it for the romance. It seems you must be female to appreciate this series, as my husband hates it. For me, the romantic dialogue is very convincing. And it really helps that Ben Aldrige is so hot. 😊

  40. Phillipa Ashley on October 14, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Loving reading the review and comments – thanks to everyone. I’m a romantic novelist (13 published with Penguin, Headline etc etc) and I think it is *exactly* the romance that has made this series so popular! The buzz generated by the love triangle on social media has been phenomenal. I really hope James survives and I agree, it would disastrous if it doesn’t. I hope that the BBC has reshot the ending, if that were case – does that really happen? I won’t buy DVD of a dead James either! Interesting piece in What’s On TV today – suggesting James asks Molly to stay in the Uk and then there’s another terrible turn of events for Molly. I don’t think I can wait any longer… if James dies, this series will be the romance novel equivalent of a wall banger.

  41. Pauline on October 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I am feeling slightly more positive now about Sunday. As Derek says IMDB have changed the number of episodes capt James is listed in as it defo said 4 the other day! I hope they have changed their minds and chosen another ending, people power is certainly worth noting and by the comments on here there will be a riot if the lovely Capt James is killed off. I have all my fingers crossed for a happy ending and a season 3. I have to agree that the romance has been the most captivating part of the show and I am totally hooked on Our Girl

  42. Tish on October 15, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I have been enjoying this drama each week and found myself rooting for plucky Molly Dawes even if, like others, I felt the emotional scenes played out at high tension moments were contrived and unrealistic. However, it is a drama, if you want truly realistic you should watch a documentary.

    As for the conclusion in episode five the teasing question “Who will live, who will die?” seems to imply the obvious, that the severely wounded Captain James will not survive. But does it? The previous comment about the Daily Mail publishing pictures of Molly attending a military funeral implies this as well, however, nothing would emphasise the cruel ironies of life more than to have one of the other safely returned members of two section dying in some pointless way back in the UK such as a car accident or fight. The question of fate or fluke has been peppered throughout the last few episodes. This scenario would certainly provide a dramatic scene in which the three main characters could meet.

    The Radio Times preview of episode 5 states that the storyline is left open to allow for a second series should it be commissioned. This suggests there is no resolution of Molly’s situation, particularly not the love triangle. Of course, the old romantic in us wants to see Molly get together with Captain James but how realistic is this? I’ve enjoyed seeing their relationship develop but it’s one that is borne out of an intense and claustrophobic experience. In the cold light of day, back in the UK could this really work? There is a strong divide between them in terms of social class, education and life experience beyond the army. If a second series is commissioned it’s certainly one of the questions that it may need to answer. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

  43. Christine Fildes on October 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I think all of us at the moment just want Captain James to survive, maybe it will be a case of unrequited love when they return to the Uk. What came out in the last episode was the loosening of his stiff upper lip milatary background, talking about Christmas.I can see them very much as “mates”, she makes him laugh…IF he pulls through.I wonder what Molly,s Nan would make of our handsome warrior?! I really hope there is a third series, it has been a breath of fresh air, and at the end of the day it a modern love story…Mr.Darcy in Khaki

  44. Hannah on October 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I have found the whole thing very enjoyable. Yes it is a little unrealistic at times but so are a lot of novels and they dont get any flack! surely being a bit unrealistic is half the point you can forget about reality for 5 mins with a cup of tea once the kids have gone to bed haha….I personally would love to see Molly and Captain James get together but I have a feeling that the mean old writer will probably spoil that for me. I think smurf will die and then Molly and Captain James will blame each other and everyone loses out….. molly will have to give the ring back to smurfs mum painful etc…… MISERABLE END TO THE SERIES!!! Dont do it!!!!!

  45. Jo on October 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I don’t know whether I am more relieved or just plain full of dread at the next episode after reading all your posts. Relieved that I am not the only one who seems a little obsessed with Our Girl, and dreading what the writer has in store for us on Sunday! I think this has been the best thing on TV for a long time, and I have enjoyed all the many aspects of this show, all carefully interwoven into a fabulous story. A huge well done to the writer and the BBC. I have been dreading Smurf finding out about Molly and Captain James, and must admit it was a little unbelievable that Smurf could lose it to that extent at such an important moment – but hey ho – its a drama and I’m going with it! I also would love to see Molly and Captain James get together, but hope that at least he doesn’t get killed off. Has anyone noticed that on the BBC Our Girl webpage they have now put up an interview with Ben Aldridge on his character, when previously there were just ones by Lacey Turner and Iwan (Smurf). It seems there have been a lot of last minute alterations to things – very strange!!

  46. Derek on October 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I must say it is all very strange that nobody has come forward with a spoiler as to what will be happening in an episode to be screened in only a few days time. Lots of people must know what’s in episode 5(film crew, BBC production, preview audience etc) but nobody is letting on!! Rotten lot!!

  47. Helen on October 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Our Girl and Lacey Turner as Molly is inspirational, I have been completely overwhelmed by the whole series. I am not normally praying for Sunday night, as that means back to work the next day, But I can’t wait to see what happens. I think the love triangle has been great, I hope Molly finds love with The Boss but she can still remain friends with Smurf. I am also really really praying for a second series.

  48. Helen on October 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I have been looking for more information about episode 5 and I came across an article in the Leighton Buzzard local paper saying that some of the programmes were filmed in a local quarry and it says the 10 part series(is this just a typo or have they filmed 10 episodes so the next series is already in the bag) I really hope this is right. I have never been so obsessed by a TV programme before, I have to keep telling myself its only a programme and not real life. Please don’t let the boss man die, Molly and him have to give it a go.

  49. Jo on October 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Question everyone – in the Whats on TV it says Molly faces her biggest challenge yet as she makes a “brave” decision about her future. Why brave? Is it brave to decide to be with Capt James? I think he is going to survive but maybe she is going to decide to be with neither of them … nooooo! That definitely leaves it open for a new series though …

  50. MA on October 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Enjoyed this series, I am intrigued that there is little mention about Army regulations and relationships between an officer and other rank. Ex army female officer with male other rank ??? Would be interesting to see how they portrayed that one, believe me real life experience tells me it wouldn’t be an easy ride for either party and I wonder how the public would recieve if it was a good looking female officer ?? Nonetheless I’ve enjoyed the tension portrayed and the difficulty in living in such remote close quarters surrounded by men, no matter what your rank is as a serving soldier. I think the BBC should think about a series like Soldier Soldier !! But obvisiously Robson Greene would be a Warrant Officer by now …. Hope Captain James does survive purely for the eye candy and to see how this relationship survives back in the real world …

  51. Nicola on October 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Further to your comments MA, I believe a female navy command officer was relieved of duty for allegations of an affair with a senior officer earlier this year! As previously mentioned I love the chemistry between Molly and captain James but think the social gap between them is far too big to ever get over never mind the army regulations. Let’s hope we get to see this play out though

  52. Bob. on October 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    There is hope of a second series,on the front of the DVD i have ordered it says, “complete series one”,so i choose to believe there is a second series to come.So until then we shall just have to see what happens in episode 5 but from published photos it looks as if both Smurf and Captain James survive and i also read that Molly is to give battle medic training to new recruits.I have to agree with Nicola the social gap let alone the gallant captain being married with a young son,i can not see any way they could find long lasting happiness together.So roll on Sunday…

  53. Jane on October 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I have been totally gripped by this series, have watched most episodes 2-3 times.
    I love the chemistry between Captsin James and Molly.
    Can’t wait for Sunday, will be gutted when this series ends.
    My thoughts for possible endings are; Captain James survives , Molly arrives to visit him in Hospital and sees Mrs James at his bedside, Molly leaves without the captain knowing she’s even been there. The next we see Molly she is in Vegas with Smurf ( as friends!)
    I think both casualties will survive but if Molly ends up with the “boss man” how will the story continue? Having said that would they really do a new series with her going it alone? With the option of her falling for someone else , could all become abit predictable.
    I’m sure there will be an ending that none of us have even considered , roll on Sunday!!!

  54. Caroline Wilkes on October 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I was a HUGE Soldier Soldier fan, still am in fact (have dvd’s of every episode of every series on order for my xmas pressie this yr 😉 lol) Our gorgeous Cpt James is just finishing what Dave Tucker, Paddy Garvey, Tony Wilton n Kieran Voce started….All gorgeous looking hunks in a Army uniform 😉 *sighs* cried bucket loads when Tony Wilton snuffed it in a huge explosion and no doubt will be bereft if Cpt James doesnt make it!! 🙁 feel sorry for smurf too tho!! Oh I so hope Cpt James makes it…..plz hurry up ‘sunday’!!!

  55. Tish on October 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I loved Soldier Soldier too. Lovely ensemble cast, more domestic rather than gritty drama but it had its moments and plenty of humour as well. If anyone is looking for some light relief from the pre finale tensions you could try checking out Bluestone 42 if you haven’t already seen it. Nearing the end of a second series repeat on BBC3 tonight. Very funny and apparently, from a military perspective, pretty realistic in terms of the black humour. Also filmed in South Africa – you may recognise the locations.

  56. Kathryn on October 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I missed the one off drama, but have been completely gripped by this series. I just can’t see that they will kill off Captain James. I think this is a drama definitely aimed at the ladies and if they make another series and he is not in it I think they will lose viewers. They could kill off Smurf for dramatic effect and nobody would really mind! At least I wouldn’t.

  57. shauna on October 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I pray pray pray that captain james doesnt die, there ment to be together! i disagree that the love triangle ruins the programme, i think its shown us emotion, love, struggle and alsorts of emotion. Lacey turner youve done us prou, your amazing and please please make another series, This has been making sunday my favourite day of the week!

  58. Bob on October 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Thank for the tip about Bluestone 42 Tish just watched an episode on BBCi,very funny and as you say light relief,but no Our Girl i still watch an episode a day and as a treat the BBC film, i find repeat viewing allows me to appreciate the support cast, in particular Sean Gallagher as Mollys dad, a not very sympathetic role but the bit at the end of the film where he stands almost to attention as the funeral of “our girl” is showing on the tv gets me every time.

  59. Tish on October 16, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Bluestone 42, Bob. I don’t think Captain James will die (fingers tightly crossed). It would definitely be a bad move as far as the viewing public are concerned. From the limited information available and the constant references to making brave choices it would seem possible that Molly will end up returning to Afghanistan in a training role and I suspect that she feels there is unfinished business with Bashira (who is credited in the cast for the last episode). However much the Captain feels for Molly I don’t think he would try to influence her decision about returning – he knows what she’s like. It would still leave the book open on a possible relationship in the future should there be another series. Here’s hoping.

  60. Bob. on October 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Just ordered the Bluestone 42 series 1 DVD from Amazon Tish. However back to what is really important,given that Our Girl as much as we all love it is a BBC drama i feel that as much as we cast about for a satisfactory conclusion to series 1 we have to trust BBC to screw it up,we all want Molly to be happy with the man she loves but given her track record,the loathsome Albanian and the trainee from Pirbright,if she was my grand daughter i would sit her down and point out (a)Captain James will never work because of the social gap and (b)Smurf wont work either because she does not love him,although given time she could come to care for him but all she would be doing is turning into her mum,no bad thing but perhaps she would be better of sticking to her career in the army and see if the real thing turns up,she might gonna need time..

  61. Jobey on October 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Been arguing with my Grandma about a potential ending. We know Molly attends a funeral. My view is Capt James is too obviously badly injured to actually die. I think, based on “I dunno Molls” that Smurf may have had a previously unidentified mortal wound that Molly missed, due to being preoccupied with treating Capt James. I reckon he’ll pull through – but wheelchair-bounding, leaving his ‘separated’ wife to care for him. I think Molly will face some sort of disciplinary action for her part in Smurf’s death but that her family will rally round her in a way they never have done before – led by her Dad.

    My Gran thinks I’m overthinking it. She says James dies and Molly marriee Smurf.

  62. Kathryn on October 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I dunno, after my original optimism that they would not kill off James, there is a photo on the Our Girl pages of the bbc website, that has an unhappy Molly stood in front of an even unhappier Smurf. but if you look closely his arm is in a sling, so don’t think Smurf dies.

  63. Kathryn on October 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    They surely cant kill captain handsome! I defo reckon theyve filmed a few endings thats why the end of ep 4 said ‘to be continued’ rather than clips of ‘next wk’. The suspence is killing me 🙂

  64. tom lee on October 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Only captain James would make molly happy .she deserves being loved. Remember she followed captain James and told him . So let these two find eternal love .

  65. Kerry on October 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I think Captain James dying is too obvious (not to mention to depressing to contmeplate) In the trailer Molly doesn’t ask if he’s going to make it, she asks if he’s going to be ok. I think he’s going to loose his leg (hence not ok), but will survive. I think the coffin is Smurf, who comes home from Afghan in one piece, but kills himself later. In the pictures from the Mail Smurf is not among the coffin bearers, which I think he would be if James was in the coffin.
    Just call me Sherlock…..

  66. Christine Fildes on October 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Smurf was on Breakfast news this morning, didn’t spend a lot of time discussing OG, so maybe sworn to secrecy? Also listened to Tony Grounds radio interview earlier, the episode is a fitting end, beautifully written and acted..more importantly need the viewing figures so that hopefully BBC wll commission 3 rd series.Dont know about anyone else but I,m exhausted, I,m not bothered who ends up with now I need Captain Handsome to pull through, anything else is a bonus, hopefully leaving door open for another series

  67. Kerry on October 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Just seen a still from an interview with Lacey Turner that appeared to show Molly in front of an arched window, with a smartly dressed couple sitting at a table in the background. It could (possibly,maybe) be The Pump Rooms, which are in Bath, which is where Captain James comes from…..
    I think I’m cluthing at straws in my desperation for Captain Handsome to have survived!

  68. Derek on October 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Sorry to depress everybody.

    “They’ve got a love hate relationship but , who knows, it could turn into something else”.

    This is Lacey Turner speaking about Smurf (with a knowing smile) in the BBC interview now on the our girl page.

    If this is indicative of Captain James dying and Molly taking up with Smurf then, in my view, it is very poor and unrealistic writing. Smurf was responsible, in an act of insubordination, for the death of his commanding officer.He should be facing a court-martial. Molly of all people would know that and that he had effectively killed the love of her life. To have her character now decide to accept Smurf romantically would be ridiculous.

  69. Nicola on October 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Noooooooooo! Can’t bare captain khaki dying!

  70. Kathryn on October 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Well Derek , am now feeling depressed!
    I might be living in hope but the end has got to have a hint of a happy ending or nobody will care if they make another series . As for Captain James, nobody that attractive should be allowed to be killed off on the telly. Can’t wait till Sunday!

  71. Christine Fildes on October 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Top and bottom is ….none of us know the end, the whole episode appears to be on “lockdown” We all know what we want to happen…it is so Pride and Prejuidice in Khaki, all we can do is try to enjoy the weekend then gear up for 9pm Sunday, I’m expecting Twitter and this blog to go crackers , but to all the gods….PLEASE let Captain James live

  72. Kerry on October 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I just hope nobody tries to speak to me between 9pm and 10pm on Sunday. Unless Captain James dies, in which case I might just turn it off in disgust.
    At least with Pride and Prejudice I knew what was going to happen!!!

  73. Christine Fildes on October 17, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I follow Ben Aldridge on Twitter ( yes I am that sad! ) Anyway a photo is now on…Captain Handsome in hospital bed, all wired up, Molly is in uniform, stood by the bed, stroking his hair…he looks to be sleeping but I hope he realises she is there…as for Smurf have seen a pic of him with his arm in a sling.

  74. tom on October 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    There needs to be a happy ending for molly . She at least deserves that hopefully with captain James . On a personal note this whole week has past so slowly . Can’t wait for Sunday night . My wife has been crying al lot just thinking about molly . Lets all hope for a happy ending .

  75. Tish on October 18, 2014 at 8:03 am

    The only way in which our sympathy might turn towards Smurf is if the Captain is shown in a less favourable light than he has to been to date. For example, If the ‘separation’ from his wife hasn’t actually happened yet or he’s failed to mention that Mrs James is actually pregnant with their second child or some such circumstance that would definitely make us think twice and deal Molly quite a blow. She might certainly feel the need to do the honourable thing and walk away rather than get embroiled in that kind of mess. That would be a brave choice. (Am I the only person who thinks it’s strange that during a six month tour during which Smurf knew that James was married the fact was never mentioned in general conversation between the members of the section at some point within Molly’s hearing.) I guess there might be scope for her and Smurf to at least be friends and it would still be better than Captain James dying and who knows what could happen if another series is made! Should their paths cross again at a point when he is actually ‘free’ could she trust him again? It would be interesting from a writer’s point of view as long as there are some good possibilities for a bit of military action tool. Oh well, we’ll just have to wait and see. Not long now!

  76. Kathryn on October 18, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Im trying to stay positive & am hoping the writer will want to prove love is stronger then army regs & he’ll let molly & captain handsome be tog! It’ll be a rocky road (as they have nothing in common) but eventually even nxt series they’ll get together

  77. Miks on October 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Well I really hope they don’t kill off Captain James. We don’t even know his first name for a start!
    I think he will live but Molly will leave him behind and return to Afgan. Thereby giving them the opportunity to meet again.
    Smurf obviously is unwell with PTS and that leaves the way open for him to return.
    I read a tweet earlier this week from an extra on the show and they are in full lockdown on the final episode.
    Whilst we are all waiting for good news, you have to commend them for keeping the lid on it.
    I wonder how Downtown will fare tomorrow because I know what I will be watching!
    I remember the weeks waiting for the Darcy/ Elizabeth story to unfold and we all knew that book.
    Roll on Sunday. Only more sleep people!

  78. Miks on October 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

    One more sleep I actually meant to say!

  79. Christine Fildes on October 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I think to while away the hours we should play ” a first name” game for Captain Handsome, I think he looks like an Alex, goes well with his surname, or Nick, or a Rupe short for Rupert, given his officer status…come on girls and boys what are your thoughts??

  80. Kathryn on October 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Will or tom 🙂

  81. Christine Fildes on October 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Kathryn, like Tom, Will hmm a bit royal, good game this !

  82. Nicola on October 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I like alex as an option. It’s my son’s name so would already have a connection with captain khaki if we went on a date! Ooh sorry did I just say that fantasy out loud

  83. Nicola on October 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Will-like the sound of that as well. That’s my other son’s name. Guess it’s just meant to be!!

  84. Christine Fildes on October 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Nicola I have an Alex and a Nick as sons, Alex being older than Captain James! But hey, men fantasise about younger women so why not us ladies about younger men! ?

  85. Catherine on October 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Possible names:


  86. Miks on October 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    hmmmm I am gonna say

    Thomas ‘Tom’
    Henry ‘Harry’
    Joseph ‘Joe’
    Sebastian ‘Seb’
    William ‘Will’

    I do hope we find out tomorrow…

  87. Miks on October 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    And as men can fantasise about younger women I think its perfectly fine to do same with Captain James!

  88. Christine Fildes on October 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Intersting how we’ve chosen classical names, I also thought of Harry, Will Tom and Seb.Maybe it’s the officer class name thingy,maybe a Sam? I hope we find out too tomorrow night!!

  89. Miks on October 18, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    It’s obviously been a deliberate thing not to share his name. Tony Grounds is certainly keeping us on our toes…

  90. Kathryn on October 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I can see it now,
    Molly ‘i dont even know ur name’
    Captain handsome ‘molly its derek but u can call me dez. Marry me now . Thats an order’ 🙂

  91. Tish on October 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I thought it might be Nick, Will or Tom. But after 4 weeks of hearing nothing but Captain James and Sir it might be difficult to think of him by any other name for Molly or us. Do you think Elizabeth Bennet ever called Mr Darcy, Fitzwilliam?

  92. Derek on October 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    There’s a few nuggets in the write-up in next week’s Radio Times. First it says she gets a medal for bravery; I should think so too! Secondly it implies a cliff-hanger ending paving the way for another series. So maybe we won’t know about the survival of the good Captain until series 2.

  93. Miks on October 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Another cliff-hangar — Totally unacceptable! Have we not been thru enough this week waiting for tomorrow’s episode!

    If he lives I guess we can stand that and wait for series 2 but if he does not make it, oh dear we will all be bereft.

  94. Kathryn on October 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Am beginning to think at the very last minute of the episode he will be talking to Molly in hospital and then he will code and the crash team will be called and it will end! So we won’t know if he makes it or not!

  95. Christine Fildes on October 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    BBC ONE have tweeted, live Q&A session at 10pm tomorrow night, that’s a first. Isn’t it funny that none see Captain Handsome/ Darcy as a love rat, his survival is the most important! Loving the names and ending scenarios. bet Elizabeth Bennett, nickname for Mr.D was “Fitzy Baby” !!!

  96. Derek on October 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Lots of comparisons with Pride and Prejudice. I think that if they remake Pride and Prejudice in the next few years I can think of nobody better to play Mr Darcy than Ben Aldridge! He’d be ideal, possibly even better than Colin Firth.

  97. Kerry on October 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Well lets hope that the question everyone wants to ask isn’t ‘Why the hell did you kill off Captain Darcy’

  98. Christine Fildes on October 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Derek, most definately Mr.Darcy, thought it from day one. This is a modern twist on P&P, wonder if Jane Austen would approve of Mr.Darcy in khaki? Really hope we won’t be disappointed/ devastated tomorrow night

  99. Kerry on October 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    And I agree with Derek, he would make a superb Darcy. Are you listening BBC? The only way I would forgive you for killing off Captain James is if you bring him back as Mr Darcy, apart from anything, I know he doesn’t die!!

  100. Miks on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    We might gonna need a box of tissues Sunday night.

    Come on Capt James keep breathing!

  101. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 12:01 am

    If cpt James snuffs it tomorrow night, I think theres going to be a public outcry, the likes of which, no one will have ever seen before!! Hopefully, writers/producers/directors will have engaged their brains and realise that ‘Our Girl’ fans will remain ardent fans if Mr Hunk survives!! 🙂
    Can’t wait untill tomorrow night, but alas we’re all going to have to for a few hrs more! :/ please let there be a happy ending 😉

  102. tom on October 19, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Only a drama but feels so real . We all gonna need a box of tissues Sunday night . Molly , we are all rooting for you .sick and tired of seeing private dawes unhappy . So madly in love with captain James even had the courage to tell him so . Come on please please let there be a happy ending .true love will never die between molly and captain James .

  103. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 12:16 am

    And I think ‘The Hunk’ defo looks like an Alex 😉 even a Tom 😉 or even a Mike 😉 but plz plz PLZ Not a Trevor!!! The thought he could be called ‘Trevor James’ would spoil everything for me as I know a Trevor James and hes vile!!!! Lol

  104. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 12:47 am


    Hope this link works for all you ‘captain hunky james’ fans! 😉

  105. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 12:53 am

    BBC One – Our Girl: Lacey and Benon Molly and James | Facebook

    If the first link doesn’t work try this one! Fingers crossed it does 😉

  106. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Nope :/ now I cant get it to work either *humphhhh
    Sorry!! 🙁

  107. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Yeahhhhhh!!!! 🙂 it works. …go me!!! Lol

  108. Miks on October 19, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Caroline – Thanx for the link but, we still don’t know what will happen!!! However they are great actors and have done a really superb job. I hope this gets recognised next year for TV awards as they have missed the NTAs this year.
    This is going to be a long day……
    Even my Mum is complaining now and watched all four episodes again yesterday.

    we have it bad. We are rooting for Molly to be happy. And more importantly we just don’t want Captain James to die. Tony Grounds is doing a live Q&A on twitter after the show tonight. Brave man if it does not go the way the public want!

  109. Tish on October 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Possible SPOILER ALERT

    Someone on a mumsnet thread has posted a link to a tumblr page showing an episode 5 summary which looks as though it was printed in a newspaper weekend TV guide. This one not only refers to Molly winning a medal but also says that a ‘night’ with the dashing Captain cheers her up. There is still reference to tragedy as well, I’m afraid. I wonder if the still of Molly dressed up and smiling in the background of the facebook interview is actually her enjoying a ‘night’ with the Captain. Oh dear, how sad this is all getting! At least we’ll be out of our misery soon.

  110. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I still think Smurf dies.
    My current working theory is that Captain Lovely loses his leg, and drags it out a bit so we get some will he die/won’t he die. Mrs Captain turns up and takes him home. Smurf faces disciplinary action for ignoring orders and getting everyone shot, but Captain Adorable finds a way to take the blame. Smurf is so wracked with guilt that he kills himself, and Molly and Captain Darcy meet up again at the funereal and live happily ever afte. The End.

  111. miks on October 19, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Kerry – I will take your theory!

  112. Jo on October 19, 2014 at 9:43 am

    My theory is that Capt James is going to survive, but that Smurf is going to take his own life. I think the Capt and Molly will be together by the end but I think Molly is going to be offered another stint in Afghanistan training up medics, which won’t involve the Capt, and so she has a big decision to make – and maybe we won’t know what decision she does make until next series! (the cliffhanger??) Although as this is an army drama, I suspect we do know!!! Anyway, if you are in the army you are not allowed to be involved with anyone in your unit/senior officer, yes? So I wonder how Tony Grounds will get around that if Molly and the Capt are still together next series?

  113. miks on October 19, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Oooooh Jo good one….

  114. Tish on October 19, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I think the Captain was only her commanding officer whilst they were on tour in Afghanistan as she is RAMC and they are presumably from some other regiment. I suppose she can be deployed/attached anywhere and he did say he wouldn’t always be her Captain. If they aren’t serving together in a direct chain of command it probably doesn’t matter.

  115. Stephanie on October 19, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Tony Grounds has a lot to answer for! I have been going out of my mind wondering what will happen…..nothing on TV has gripped me as much as Our Girl. I love the characters and the story line and i will be mortified if Captain Dashing dies tonight! I thought i was obsessing about the programme but i see i am not the only one! Lol I too have watched the episodes over and over…..Downton is recorded but my heart lies with Molly on Sunday evenings. Please BBC…..make another series!

  116. Miks on October 19, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Stephanie, you are definitely not alone. If you look on FB, Twitter, Mumsnet its the same we all want Captain James to live.
    What I have discovered today is we find out his first name tonight so I do hope its not because we are at his funeral.
    Tony Grounds has written a great story as I am sure when you have people thrown together in such close proximity things can happen. And whilst some of it may be a bit far fetched with Mollie working with intelligence. It is after all a drama.
    the fact that thousands of us are waiting with bated breath for tonights episode shows how this caught the public’s imagination.
    Lacey Turner has proved herself to be an outstanding actor and I hope she can leave Eastenders and move onto more gritty roles now.
    For Ben Aldridge I am sure Hollywood will be calling that boy is just too good looking.
    For today I will be doing all those chore’s I hate ironing etc so it keeps me busy until tonight!

  117. Jane skinnner on October 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

    The suspence is killing me….

    My theory; Molly spends a night at Captain James’s bedside we won’t know if he will survive.

    The ending may be Molly returning to Afghanistan but the parting shot will be the captain saying” come back to me” she will reply ” I will dont worry” …..just like “Rosabaya” scene….captain will still be in hospital.

    Having said all that has it not been the ” will they, wont they” and chemistry between Molly and James that has kept us on the edge of our seats???!!! If she is in Afghanistan and he in the UK how will that work???

    Only 10 hours to go……

  118. Christine Fildes on October 19, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I,m now at the stage where I,m thinking the story will continue as a ” if only” fate will conspire against them, Handsome will encourage Molly to further her army career, not wanting to hold her back, he is totally besotted with Molly but common sense will prevail.As for his injuries, who knows, maybe he will be medically discharged? Smurf is a ” nut job” so he’ll need help. I’m so relieved to know that the level of obsession with OG isn’t just me, I thought I was going bonkers..every night I’ve been fighting insurgents in my sleep!!!

  119. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I think that there’ll either be a medical discharge (because of the missing leg), or else an dishonerable discharge because he takes the blame for Smurf.
    Is it 9pm yet?

  120. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Hi Miks….I don’t do twitter :(… anyway my link was only to show the gorgeous hunk 😉 so many theories. ..most plausible but..its driving me crazy arghhhhh!!!! Lol going out for the day to take my mind of it (which it wont!)
    wwe’ll all be back on here after the ‘event’ no doubt 😉 hope we’ll be in a happy mood!!! Fingers crossed…
    Try to enjoy your day everyone lol c u later x

  121. Melanie on October 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I’m a late comer to this site but also wanted to join in and say that I’m also desperate for Captain Dishy and Molly Dawes to find true love. Like all of you guys on here I am completely obsessed with this television series!? To such an extent I am now questioning my sanity.
    You’ve all put forward some great theories as to what happens in tonight’s episode.
    Just thinking as to what difficult decision Molly faces in this episode, (obviously the Captain is involved somewhere), but do you think it might be the resurgence of the Bashira storyline? Perhaps she has some intel to impart and only the Brave Molly Dawes can extract it? Also do you remember that Bashira’s brother while in the Detention facility said that Bashira was no longer safe?! hence the difficult decision to make – leave Captain Dishy or go back to Afgan to Bashira.
    Mhmmm, just an idea. Not sure if they could drag that storyline out much longer tho……
    Anyway Roll on 9pm – Can’t wait but also don’t’ want the series to be over…….

  122. Derek on October 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Our girl the prequel is now available in the US (amazon.com) and I saw it had had no reviews. So obviously I gave it ***** and a short write-up because I suspect it could be really popular in the States (although they may need subtitles). If anybody feels like it please go to amazon.com and add to my review. One review looks a bit sad!

  123. Miks on October 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm


    and now its two! Just added mine.

  124. Miks on October 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    So team a snippet for you..

    A hotel in Bath Bailbrook Hotel has tweeted telling people to look our for its restaurant tonight… So if this Molly and Capt James meeting?

    Ooh its too edge of seat stuff 5hrs 50mins to go!

  125. Christine Fildes on October 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Wonder if it will be a bit “Pretty Womanish?” hotel looks posh, hope Molls isn’t out of her depth…coco pops. Well that little nugget has given me some hope!!

  126. Miks on October 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Its given me hope that he lives. I am getting a bit concerned for myself just spent 30 mins looking at Church Lanes in Newport and Bath. After seeing the funeral photos.

    but good to see North & South is on this afternoon so my ironing session can continue with Richard Armitage. He will keep me going for the afternoon.

  127. Jane on October 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I’m wondering if the meeting in the hotel in Bath is Molly and Mrs James….

  128. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Ha ha, I spent nearly an hour yesterday looking at Church Lanes on Google maps, thought I’d be the only person that sad!Having watched episode four again I’m even more convinced the coffin is Smurder. There are seven members of two section (excluding Molly, Captain James and Kinders), the other six members are all shown as coffin bearers, only Smurf is missing.

  129. Catherine on October 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    My post of two days ago was moderated into non-existence (huh?) but had it gone through you would have seen an admission to hunting for Church Lanes on the internet for two HOURS…are you convinced it’s a bridge over a river and there is scaffolding behind?

  130. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Obviously that was supposed to say ‘ the coffin is Surf’ stupid phone!

  131. Miks on October 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    ha ha this is crazy stuff.

    I don’t remember being like this for Pride & Prejudice.
    I too have interrogated those photos and have only Smurf and James missing.

    and the restaurant is too romantic to meet your dead sort of BF parents.

    torture 5 hours to go.

    I might gonna need a glass of wine soon

  132. Christine Fildes on October 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Smurf was shot in the arm, so he couldn’t carry a coffin!! I haven’t seen the pics myself, stearing well clear, my brain is mashed enough as it is

  133. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    If he could get shot in the leg, nearly bleed to death, and be back to active duty within about 10 mins, then he could carry a coffin with a shot arm! Besides which, he has two arms, he could use the other one.

  134. Derek on October 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Of course Smurf (a.k.a. Smurder as he is now appropriately known) may not be there because he has been arrested pending court-martial for insubordination!

  135. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Come on Derek, try and keep up! Smurder gets arrested, but the lovely, gallant Captain James takes the blame instead, which is why he isn’t there. I don’t think you are concentrating. 😉

    Can’t decide if wine is a good idea, might make me even more likely to start sobbing like a baby.

  136. Matt on October 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Late to the party but wanted to put my oar in. I like Jo’s theory. And I’ve always thought he’d make a good Robert. Fingers crossed for tonight. I’m gutted I will miss it but looking forward to catching up on iplayer ASAP!!

  137. Kathryn on October 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Probably a good idea to stay of the wine Kerry! I have a feeling I’m going to be in tears so am staying well clear of the dreaded drink!
    Am about to start my own military operation to ensure kids fed, showered and asleep before th 9 o’clock kick off!

  138. Pauline on October 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Where are you finding the photos of Bath and also someone mentioned a hospital bed scene with Molly and Capt James? I have looked on Ben Aldridge’s twitter page, but cant see any of these photos. At first I did wonder whether the funeral might be for Sohail, but surely he wouldn’t have a military funeral in England. Only a few hours to go until we are put out of our misery….or will we be, maybe it will leave us with even more unanswered questions! I do hope not as I’m not sure my nerves can take much more!

  139. Miks on October 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm


    A hotel in Bath tweeted that their restaurant was used tonight. Lacey Turner was in an interview on FB, behind her is some distinctive windows. When I looked at both I think its her in that restaurant.

    One of the TV mags have a photo of him him a bed with her touching his face. He appears unconscious or sleeping. She is in her army fatigues.

    The coffin in the funeral scene has a navy cap on it so I don’t know if that is a medical regiment or their regiment. Its all so confusing!!!

    Not that I have spent much time researching this!

  140. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    @Pauline, I don’t think there are any definite picutres of Bath, but in the interview with Lacey Turner that was linked earlier (the FB one) you can see Molly on screen in the background standing infront of some rather posh looking arched windows. The hospital scene I saw was a photo of a magazine article, but I can’t remember where I found it!

    @Kathyrn, my kids are only 6 and 8, so they will both be in bed by 8pm, lights out at 8.30, and hopefully fast asleep by 9pm!

  141. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Found it! The hospital picture is here.

  142. Pauline on October 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Mike, you certainly have done your homework, I’m impressed! I have just seen the funeral photos and it doesn’t really answer any questions does it. The fact that she goes to Bath could mean she is either with Capt James or meeting his parents, so no clues there either. Its so frustrating, we will just have to wait and see. I’m biting my nails already. Kerry, hope you get your kids tucked up in bed in time. No doubt we will be discussing it on here well into the night!

  143. Pauline on October 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks Kerry, just seen it. Maybe because the big question all the media is asking… will he or wont he die? perhaps that means he wont die and the funeral is just to keep us guessing! or am i just clutching at straws!

  144. Derek on October 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Well that’s a really revealing article. If its true I think we’ve had confirmed some of our best guesses. That is: Molly offered return to Afghanistan, Capt James lives, somebody unknown dies, cliffhanger for Series 3!!

  145. Kathryn on October 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Maybe I’m clutching at straws with this whole funeral thing, but could there be a chance the bbc filmed a couple of different endings to chose as the programme went on! Depending on popularity of characters etc….

    @kerry. I’m impressed you are confident that kids asleep in plenty of time. Mine are 4 and 6 and I will have to move heaven and earth to get them asleep for 8.30 xx

  146. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    lol Kathyrn, my children have many, many faults, but when it comes to bed time they are exceptionally well trained. Little one goes to bed at 7.30pm, bigger one at 8pm, they are both allowed to read for 30 mins, then they turn their lights off and go to sleep. It’s pretty rare that they get back up again once they’ve gone.
    I’m getting really excited now, only 2 1/2 hours left to wait!

  147. Jo on October 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Guesses?!! Ha! We are a team of super-sleuths!! Roll on 9pm – dreading 10pm!! Next week might seem very empty …

  148. Kathryn on October 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    That’s pretty good Kerry, let’s hope I can do the same here.
    Am feeling slightly nervous which is ridiculous! Anyone would think its a true story considering how involved I am in this programme.
    Maybe wine is not a bad idea after all!
    Am signing off for a while now, whilst I start operation bed time!!!!!!

  149. Mik's on October 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Well I am opening the wine now….

    Super Sleuths indeed.

  150. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I started the wine at half four, but only because it was left over from last night so already open!
    This is a bit like being 12 again, I may need to watch from behind a cushion in case any thing bad happens to ‘my’ Captain James!!

  151. Sophie on October 19, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Oh my god! I’m exceptionally worried about this last episode!!! What if they leave a cliffhanger like they did this episode!!! No no no!! An hour and 46 minutes on the dot!❤️❤️❤️ I look forward to hearing everyone’s feedback at 10pm!!!

  152. Sophie on October 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Oh my god! I’m exceptionally worried about this last episode!!! What if they leave a cliffhanger like they did this episode!!! No no no!! An hour and 46 minutes on the dot!❤️ I look forward to hearing everyone’s feedback at 10pm!!!

  153. Kathryn on October 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Argh!!!!! Thanks Kerry just read article, but now really angry. How can smurf blame molly!!
    57 minutes to go x

  154. Mik's on October 19, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Not many tubes etc… Maybe he will be ok

    Serious countdown now

  155. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    @Kathyrn, I think Smurf should consider himelf very lucky that Molly didn’t just punch his lights out as soon as she saw him (assuming she doesn’t).

    @Mik’s, they couldn’t have given him too many tubes, would have covered up his pretty face!!

  156. Mik's on October 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Kerry – Good point!

    30 minutes to go

  157. Sophie on October 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Currently watching antique roadshow! 5 minutes to go!!!!

  158. Mik's on October 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Five minutes people

    Get ready ‘we might gonna need a tissue’

    see you on the other side.

    make sure you watch until after the credits just saw something on twitter saying same.

    Good Luck to us all this will be a tough mission. You make me the soldier I am today and I am proud to serve along each and everyone of you!

  159. Christine Fildes on October 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    We are not wholey good or bad…stay focused stay alive

  160. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    And we’re on.
    Might gonna need a whole box of tissues at this rate!

  161. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Here we go !!! *gulps!!

  162. Nicola on October 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Oh god. Can’t bare the suspense. Need to fast forward to the end. Something bad’s going to happen. This is really not good for my blood pressure. Captain Charles James-not one of my son’s names!!!! Please, please don’t crash at the end

  163. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Captain Charles James…HASNT left the building just yet ;)….oooo need a wee! !!….do I pause or hold on??…

  164. Caroline Wilkes on October 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Omg yeyyyyy so so happy awww someine get on twitter and ask when next series starts!!! Lol ♥ Dawsey loves charlie 🙂

  165. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    And breathe…..
    I’ll take that as an ending 🙂 They had the sense not to kill off Captain Lovely, and left it wide open for a sequel. Not convinced we got the promised ending cliff hanger though!

  166. Derek on October 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Yes. All ends nicely tied up and lots of scope for Series 2!!

  167. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    And I feel a teeny tiny bit guilty that even though Smurf died I still feel happy.

  168. Derek on October 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Mind you, I have to say it got a bit slow at times.

  169. mik's on October 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm


    thank God he lives….

    anyone think they sent Lacey and Ben to Bath this week to shoot that last scene! They couldn’t kill off Capt James the public would not tolerate that…..

  170. Christine Fildes on October 19, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    God I can sleep tonight and buy the DVD, what a roller coaster of emotions, but what a cracking end, I honestly thought Molly was going blow Charles out , hope he,s Chas if there is another series

  171. Nicola on October 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Phew, I can breathe again although I think I’ve just developed an ulcer! Stomach was turning all over the place waiting for the worst to happen. Obviously sad to see Smurf go and for his mum but so happy for Molly and Captain khaki. Also lovely moment with Bashira. Roll on series 2!

  172. Derek on October 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Thinking through the episode I do find it strange that nobody felt Smurf was in any way responsible for the debacle that ended in two members of the Section being injured. In reality he’d be court martialled I am sure. The other thing was that going to see Basheera would actually have put both Basheera and Molly at risk. And for what?

  173. Kathryn on October 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Whoop Whoop! Happy days, Happy ending, happy me!!!

    @kerry, I felt relieved when Smurf died, coz I knew after that they couldn’t kill off the Captain.

  174. Kerry on October 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    @Derek, to be fair I don’t think anyone except Smurf, Captain Lovely, and Molly actually heard the conversation, so as far as they were concerned Smurf had just gone a bit nuts and shot a goat. I think the assumption was PTSD, so he was sent to the psychatrist instead of being up on a charge.

    @Kathryn, how mean are we wishing Smurf dead just so that we could keep Charles?

  175. mik's on October 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Are we happy he is called Charles?

  176. Bob. on October 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Well just let out a deep breath, i thought that was a well sorted episode cramming a lot of answers into an hour and i think it was pretty clear seeing them together in civvies that Molly is too young for him and after their time together at his home in Bath i think Molly realised it as well going of the fact that she did not keep going on about The “Boss Man” all the time she was with Smurf as she had done previously. There is clearly a lot of scope for a further series,sadly without The Under Fives and if Captain James is leaving the army without him also. I shall watch that episode a few more times and see if my initial views change.

  177. Tish on October 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Not sure about ‘Charles’ although the new name appeared at the same time as we saw him in civvies for the first time and a more relaxed persona emerged as well. The ex wife looked pretty hard faced and unsympathetic. How did he end up with her! I also wondered if some of the Bath scenes had been filmed fairly late on. Although glad to see the happy ending everyone wanted I couldn’t help feeling desperately sorry for Mrs Smurf. Actually, I’m not sure where a second series could go. Clearly, the Captain is now just Mr James and he’s going to be left behind while Molly gallivants around the world. It would be a challenge to write another series.

  178. Kathryn on October 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    @kerry, no not mean at all!!!
    Sorry but can’t bring myself to call him Charles, will always be Captain James to me x

  179. Mik's on October 19, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Tish – I guess they could always change his mind about resigning his commission. That way there is an open door for series 2.

    we will just have to ‘wait out’

  180. Pauline on October 19, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    WOW I didnt see that coming, poor Smurf, but I am so glad Charles made it, I had my fingers crossed for him the whole time. God he looked so gorgeous in his jacket and shirt! I thought the ending left it unclear whether they would make another series, but im hoping they do. One thing i noticed and correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t he get shot in the right leg, but then had the cast on his left leg in Bath! So glad it was a happy ending of sorts.

  181. Mik's on October 19, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Pauline I saw that too. Thought it was me….

  182. Pauline on October 20, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Maybe they did film a different ending then at a later date and forgot which leg he got shot in!….also she knew his name already because she saw it on the divorce papers when she was packing his stuff! oh my god how nit picking am I

  183. Derek on October 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I seem to have read this differently to everybody else. I thought the inference was that Charles knew that Molly had to get “completion” in Afganistan and would not be happy until she had done another tour there to tie up loose ends. I thought that there was unstated agreement to take up again when she had acheived that completion. Maybe I’m just reading in what I wanted to happen. I’ll have to watch it again.

    “Too old for her”; come on. Probably around ten years and thats the difference between one of my daughters and her hubby (v. happily married btw)

  184. Tish on October 20, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I think you’re right, Derek. I think he was saying go off and do what you need to do and you know where I’ll be when you have sorted it out. What I did like was Molly’s growing confidence or ‘moving up’ as she previously called it. The moment in the restaurant where ‘Charles’ hesitantly asks if he should order for her and she says ‘no’ was the moment in which she was saying I am equal to this situation and relationship and we see her becoming ‘brilliant’. As someone who doubted if this relationship would work in real life it was nice to see. Tony Grounds has said that his aim was to show that girls like Molly can achieve anything given the right encouragement and opportunities so it was a nice ending for that reason as well.

  185. Bob. on October 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Hi Derek,yes i think Molly is to young to tie herself to anyone remember she is only eighteen.With regard to her returning to Afghanistan i thought that was a three year rotation but as she is an instructor now i suppose that works.I will be interested to see how the plot line progresses, if there is another series after all it is about Our Girl not Our Girl and the Under Fives,she is in the RAMC and as such can be attached to pretty much any unit in the British Army. I am sorry if i upset the romantically inclined fans but look on the bright side we could have a whole new group of fit young men to start pairing her off with.

  186. Jo on October 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Just a few early morning thoughts! Is it just me, or is the chemistry between Molly and “charles” unbelievably good? In the restaurant – wow – the acting was superb. It was as if we were somehow watching two real people, not people acting the part.

    I definitely didn’t think he seemed too old her for.

    I thought that Smurf was also acted brilliantly, particularly in the hospital when he was holding Molly through the night – the pain in his face! So well done.

  187. Christine Fildes on October 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Jo, the chemistry especially in the restaurant was spot on, good mates, flirting, eye contact, it was just like eavesdropping on a private conversation.i loved the ” have you just put cabbage on my hand” the joy of the last episode was watching boss man become the young man he really is, the responsibility of keeping everyone safe weighed him down…maybe if there was another series it could be Our Boy….watch boss man’s journey in civvie street!!! If there isn’t to be another series then that’s fine, I will have the DVD to enjoy over and over.

  188. Mik's on October 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

    If I tell you i watched if a few more time last night and went to bed around 2am….

    This has certainly been a series that caught our imagination and we engaged with Molly because we wanted to see this young girl fit and make something of her life.
    Her smile as she looked at her trainees in Afgan summed it up.

    The Smurf storyline was very sad but it would never have worked as a friend storyline. At some point it would have become an issue for Charles and Molly.

    I also loved the restaurant seen. We saw a young man vulnerable with his injury waiting for the love of his life.
    It was beautifully played out. The awkwardness and lingering glances was just delightful.
    There is a great chemistry between these two actors and it was played out perfectly.

    When she left him to go back to Afgan his face was desolate.

    I loved that she got to see Bashira again and ensure she was okay. I think that it was a major part of her tour there and she would never rest easy. Giving her deployment money was typical Molly.

    I definitely think that was the final scene. But, the huge outpouring of support from the public over the last couple of weeks for this relationship meant they sent Ben and Lacey back to Bath to film a quick scene so it tied up all loose ends.

    He obviously has a new career as a lumberjack judging by the shirt and gloves!

    I can’t wait for the DVD and hope it has some good extras on there. I read twitter last night and Tony Grounds as well as the cast were overwhelmed with the way the public engaged with this show.

    At the end of the day we all want a happy ending.

  189. Kathryn on October 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Is molly really only meant to be 18? How olds handsome meant to be?
    Love love loved last night :). Glad they left it all happy bar smurf & his poor mummy :((

  190. Mik's on October 20, 2014 at 11:03 am


    I think Molly must be 20 by now. She has done all her training and a six month tour.

    He is probably 28/29 they like their Captains young out of Sandhurst and he had completed his fourth tour.

    Poor Mummy Smurf I agree.

    What on earth will we do now without them…. Oh I know watch all five again.

  191. Bob. on October 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Just watched last nights episode again so imagine my suprise when after the end credits “Three months later” appeared,i had wondered what the lumberjack reference was about serves me right for not watching untill the next programme begins,when Charles opened the door to see Molly she looked different and it is going to drive me potty until i figure who she reminded me of.What i do know is the last few scenes brought on my hay fever my eyes were streaming.

  192. Bob. on October 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Kathryn, on the age thing Molly went to the recruitment agency the day after her eighteenth birthday and she was shipped out to Afghanistan before she had completed her battle training, that is in the series, in the bbc film we see her after completing her training and on patrol out in Afghanistan.

  193. Mik's on October 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    so i am a tad confused about the brace on his left leg.
    He was shot in the right.
    Is the brace to take all the weight I am not a medic so guessing here…

  194. Kathryn on October 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    @Mick, I thought it was a massive continuity error at first but after watching the episode again, when he is in his hospital bed and you see the stitches, it then shows very briefly that his other leg seems to be covered in white! So maybe he hurt his other leg at the same time. Really can’t see them making a gaff that big!

  195. Kerry on October 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I think continuity just ballsed up Mik’s! He was clearly shot in the right leg, when he was in hospital it was clearly his right leg that had been put back together, and yet the cast was on his not broken left leg. Me thinks someone in the prop department wasn’t paying attention!

  196. Kerry on October 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Just double checked and the cast is definitely on the wrong leg, it’s his right leg that was broken when he got shot, you see the bone sticking out and everything. In the hospital scene the white over his left leg is just the folded back sheet, which the nurse then pulls over his injured right leg.

  197. Mik's on October 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Maybe the brace is like a walking stick or something. All weight transferred onto the other leg. When he walks back from the restaurant he does seem to be light on the right leg walking.

    I can’t understand how they could make such a gaff.

    Might have to write to points of view and get them to confirm this.


  198. Katrhyn on October 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Haha, do they still make point of view?
    Am going to be gutted if they don’t make another series!

  199. Nicola on October 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Just been re-watching and re-watching last night’s episode. It was so beautiful in so many ways despite the massive continuity cock up! captain khaki was so lovely and you know the old saying “if you love someone….” Which is exactly what he did and Molly did come back to him! Yeah!

  200. Mik's on October 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    i am convinced they filmed that segment at the front door very recently.

    massive public reaction to them ending up together, it was just too lovely.

    we love Molly and Charles. Wonder what his very wealthy parents would make of her?

  201. Bob. on October 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I also think the whole sequence in Bath was shot a fair time after they came back from location in South Africa because both Molly and Charles look somehow different.I had to wear a Beckham boot myself a few years back and they definitely do not fit them on your good leg,when i had one it was a partial weight bearing cast and one does tend to walk with a peculiar gait.

  202. Jo on October 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    It is a very interesting theory that the last scene in Bath was added on at the last minute – Molly did seem to look different. Also, at the very end of the clip you can hear Molly/Lacey giggling – which could be part of the acting but could also be Lacey and Ben being very amused at having to go and just film her going through a door in Bath!

    Can’t imagine a new series of Our Girl without Capt James, but equally wonder if it would work without him being involved in the army in some way so that he was involved in her adventures. Perhaps he will get his fitness back and be able to go back??

    Incidentally, I thought it was his left leg that got shot and frowned when I saw the stitches on his right leg – perhaps he injured both!!

  203. jo on October 20, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Oops – sorry – defo the right leg he was shot in

  204. matt on October 21, 2014 at 12:39 am

    As a medic my self and wear the same cap badge and have see action see did very very very very very very very very very very very very very well abit lose in places but the best on tv for centuries well done miss turner please continue with the program people will learn from you I loved it all

  205. mik's on October 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Lacey Turner wrote on this site under the series 2 tag that herself, Ben and Tony are meeting next month to discuss options.

    Lets hope it was her and that this does happen we need series 2…. We need more Molly Dawes and we want Captain James back in the field not decorating his parents house in his lumberjack shirt!

  206. Derek on October 21, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I agree with Mik’s. The whole basis of the story so far has an Army context. I cannot imagine the a future series in which the Army and its effects, good and bad, on individuals is not under scrutiny. Captain James is a model for military leadership and it would be a sin for him to resign his commission.

    With the withdrawal from Afghanistan it could be argued there’s no location that can compete action-wise. But lets face it there are always hot spots. Army medics are currently off to Sierra Leone so there’s a script opportunity to name just one.

  207. Mik's on October 21, 2014 at 10:01 am


    Exactly but this is fiction so you can always create something eh?

    Totally agree on Captain James, he is like the poster boy for the army. I kind go think Prince Harry would be like this which makes me like him even more.

  208. Helen on October 23, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I really can’t get Our Girl out of my head. I feel a bit like Molly says “all over the place” I have watched the final episode now 15+ times and can’t stop watching it. I really have to keep reminding myself its a story and not real life. I so hope there will be a second series and that Molly and Charles stay together. I think he will return to the army in some way and as he said he loves her and wants her to be brilliant so I think he will be happy for her to keep going off doing her thing, as long as she always comes back to him, which I think is what he is trying to say in the church when she tells him she’s going back on tour.
    The screen in the restaurant is acted so well it is just perfect. The Chemistry, wit and glances at each other are spot on.
    My only slight down on the last episode is that it went too quick I think the one episode could have been two. One minute there still in Afgan, then Cyprus then at the hospital, then London, Bath etc etc. It would have been nice to see more of Charles and Molly together, does she stay in Bath with him for a few days? it all seemed a bit rushed.
    Please please bbc put us out of our misery and tell us there will be another series and when it might happen.

  209. Nicola on October 23, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I agree with everything you say Helen, I feel as though I have an addiction and re watch all episodes whenever I get the opportunity-i have to have a fix of our girl every day or can’t seem to function! The only scene I didn’t like in the whole 5 episodes was, I hate to say it, the one with Charles’ son. It felt so unnatural and surely someone,including us, would have seen that writing on Charles’ arm (when he removed his shirt in episode 2-mmmmm!) if it had been there before? I can forgive them though as the rest was brilliant.

  210. Christine Fildes on October 23, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Nicola and Helen, I,m so glad it isn’t just me who can’t get ” a calmness in my nut” every day I,m watching the episodes, I can act them. The whole series has been such a breath of fresh air, Molly and Charles a bonus. Tony Grounds has received much positive feed back, not least from the military, here,s hoping for another series, although it would seem the BBC haven’t decided yet.
    I assumed the writing on Charles’s arm was done by his son whilst he was in hospital? As for ” ditto” the ex wife didn’t like that did she? I think Charles would love Molly’s nan, he has been used to working with lads and lasses from all walks of life, so I hope if there is another series TG resists the social class malarkey.DVD on order, can’t wait for the extras disc, personally I think a Christmas special should be a made, want to see this ” magical Christmas” !!!

  211. Mik's on October 23, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Ah ladies as Charles said there is a kinship.

    I too feel as though I have an addiction and I go to sleep thinking about the series. Why did it resonate so much with us?

    Skilful writing, beautiful acting, gritty action, realism of life in Afgan. The fact that maybe there is a bit of Molly in all of us and we want her to reach for the stars and realise her dreams.

    I loved that Charles told her to go and follow her path as she was ‘part way thru a journey’
    Not many men who are like that either!

    Reading all your comments only makes me want to watch episode 5 again when I should be working. But, maybe a crafty cup of tea and sky plus for an hour……

  212. helen on October 23, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Nicola and Christine, I am so glad I am not the only one that seems to be going Our Girl mad. Its so bad I seem to be hiding the fact, I daren’t talk to people about it as I think they might think I have gone mad too. I too have to have a daily fix I have watched it so much I can repeat the lines they say.
    We are all guessing if there will be another series and where it will go with Charles and Molly, I can’t decide what will happen but for once it would be nice for a happy ever after. The “magical Christmas” at his parents home would be so good, an hour special just about the 2 of them. I so hope the BBC read reviews like this and listen to the viewers, I might even write to the BBC, TG and Lacey.

  213. Mik's on October 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I agree a one off Christmas episode would be grand.

    followed by next year series 2 with both of them back on the front line. It would be interesting to see how Tony Grounds works this as they can’t serve in the same platoon.

    What we possibly have the potential of is #OurBoy with Charles returning to the front line after his injury and the trauma that could possibly induce.

    He could lead scenes on his own no doubt about that.

    Maybe Molly can be out with the Afgan Medics working alongside them.

    So many possibilities…. But Christmas in Bath is always beautiful and this would be really lovely to have something happy on the TV when we are always surrounded by those awful soaps and their huge dramas at Christmas.

    We want something happy BBC….

    and I am still not writing so no work so far today.

  214. Nicola on October 23, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Ah fair point about the arm, but that’s what Helen was talking about with them moving from one place to the other. I was desperate to see all the bits and months in between the scenes we saw to see how many times Molly saw captain khaki in the hospital, if they were in contact in the 6 months between the shooting and the parade etc. Sunday night’s episode should have been at least 3 hours long I think! Like the idea of a Christmas special

  215. Kathryn on October 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Am also sadly v v obsessed with it lol!
    Reckon the son wrote it in hospital b4 his op. Was it really meant to b 6 months between shooting & bath scene? Surely they’d have been despirate to see each other sooner than that! I did think the weather in the bath scene was a bit too nice for winter.
    They’ve got so much scope for different story lines. For handsome to stay in reckon he will have to do some sort of army job. Cant wait for him to meet her nan 🙂

  216. Mik's on October 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I just tweeted Christmas in Bath and Tony Grounds favourited the tweet.

    Wouldn’t that be a lovely on Christmas day to settle down on the sofa in the evening and watch them spending Christmas together.

    I think he would get on okay with her family as he has been working alongside so many different class’ of people.

    His family in their amazing house worth millions and the stroppy ex wife would add the drama perhaps. But their love must conquer all.

    We won’t settle for anything less.

  217. Mik's on October 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Its actually very Pride & Prejudice their storyline…..

    He is Mr Darcy!

  218. Kerry on October 23, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I’m so pleased it’s not just me that is obssessed, I thought I might be cracking up! After today my other half is off work for a week, not quite sure how I’m going to function without my daily Our Girl hit.
    A Christmas special would be just marvellous, I was thinking about it the other day. For completion, I think Molly should go visit Smurf’s mum, and then we could have Christmas in Bath.
    I’m not actually sure they have time to make it though!!

  219. Christine Fildes on October 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I have loved the way Charles is on a journey aswell not just Molly, she has matured and developed, but Charles strikes me as a man who has been starved of love and affection, the ex wife, well what a hatchet face, his interaction with the lads..paddling pool, the duet on stage, I think showed he was only at his happiest with his lads, but then Molls came along…wow what a love story, I think that is what has got us all hooked, out of uniform he was just a handsome young man totally smitten with a young woman who has turned his life on its head. But he is wise enough not to try to pin her down.
    So IF we have a second series there is enough scope for Our Boy / Girl to explore their lives intertwined by the army. Tony Grounds said in an interview that after the pilot, he had the script ready in 12 weeks, but had to wait for the go ahead, so who knows maybe he has another already to go. As I,m laid up with a chest infection it’s bed, lap top Iplayer for me, better to listen with head phones, cocooned in Afghan!!

  220. Nicola on October 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Kathryn, the 6 months was between the shooting and the medal parade as in the speach by the corporal he mentioned this time frame I think. Can’t believe they waited so long to c each other for the first time in bath though after hospital. I know I couldn’t have if I knew captain khaki didn’t have to “wait out” any longer!!!

  221. Mik's on October 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I hope he has got the second series written.

    But I would just love that Christmas special. It would be interesting to meet his parents. He is a Sandhurst boy and he says so many time the army is all he ever wanted. He felt needed there, happiest there with his lads.

    But his parents – I mean where were they in the hospital? LOL

    I was unsure if he said they didn’t have to wait out or did have to wait out meaning he would need to resign his commission etc before they could see each other. I just loved those two scenes in the hospital as we really see his vulnerability and Molly being the one in control. I also love the ‘Ditto’. The ex wife angle has a part to play going forward as her and Molly are so incredibly different in every way.

    Its a shame they didn’t make it a 90 minute episode as that would have given more scope to focus on the time element. But, they obviously had no idea of the public reaction.

    The obsession continues. I guess we won’t be happy until we get an update on the next series being commissioned. I hope they tell us soon.

  222. HELEN on October 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Nicola, I was trying to understand the time frame as to when Molly turns up at his door again and it says 3 months later. I think it wasn’t 6 months between the shooting and her going to Bath. I think the military cross that she received was for the first time she went to save Smurf when he was shot in the leg and she went in to get him and they were lifted away in the helicopter, I think episode 2.
    This is what I said earlier the timings sent me all over the place and that’s why I feel the last episode was rushed they could have spent more time on each ending of a story. At Smurfs funeral Molly only has one medal but then she is in front of the mirror with her military cross on this was never mentioned and I think something so important should have been covered. Did Charles and Molly only see each other once over lunch before she went off again for another 3 months. So many questions and so much still to cover, that’s why a Xmas special just about them getting to know each other would be so good.

  223. Mik's on October 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Helen I agree with you about the rush to include everything.

    I got confused with the two medals thinking it was a continuity issue at first. But, it would have been great to see the Dawes family at the palace when she collected her medal. They missed something by omitting that.

    A Christmas special might tie things up so we can get ready for series 2.

    HA HA or are we just too demanding as viewers.

  224. tom on October 24, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Just hope there’s a second series . The restaurant scene was beautifully acted out and very emotional to watch .The tears were flowing I can tell you .

  225. Derek on October 24, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Molly was gorgeous in the restauant scene; not just physically beautiful but full of confdence and self-esteem. So different to the Molly we met in the first series

  226. Mik's on October 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Derek – I so agree on the restaurant scene. The chemistry between the two actors really drew you in.
    I loved the furtive glances and romantic nature of the day. This is what Charles has wanted in his life and this is what Molly deserves.

    Last night I watched all five episodes again and went to bed at 3am!

    The obsession continues. I feel as though its real life and we were peeking in. I guess for a writer that means he succeeded.

    I would love to see a Christmas special in Bath. It would be heavenly if it continued as it started in Bath…

  227. Mik's on October 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Someone has tweeted Tony Grounds about writing a prequel of 2 section and their training under Captain James before Molly joined them. What a briilant idea!!

  228. tom on October 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    My wife and I both agreed that molly looked so beautiful in the restaurant scene. So full of confidence not like before she joined the army .she hss now found someone to love her and the kindness in her .This love story has just started . I think we all agree that there needs to be another series . Private dawes and captain James to marry with two section there as well . Now that would be a real tear jerkker . Gonna need a big box of tissues for that .

  229. helen on October 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Just watched a video of Ben talking about Charles and Molly and if he thinks there relationship can continue, doesn’t give anything away about a second series but then again why talk about if they can have any sort of relationship if there isn’t going to be a second series. He has such a smile and even when he talks about Molly its as if its real life. His voice is to die for. I really so wish I could meet him and Molly, Our Girl is really taking over my life. I don’t know how to stop it. Sat up for hours last night watching the whole series again and read all the scripts. I’m trying to download the whole series off iplayer just to keep me going until the DVD arrives. Really must stop all this. Just can’t get enough of Our Girl

  230. Pauline on October 25, 2014 at 12:26 am

    If you liked the music in the series, try London Grammar’s album. My boyfriend bought it for me and I play it in the car. It brings back the memories. I hadn’t heard any of their songs before, but really like the album. They used their song ‘Strong’ to end the scene with Molly and Cpt James singing their duet and its my favourite track.

  231. Christine Fildes on October 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

    The BBC page Our girl, has the play list for every episode, I have downloaded Alex Clare..War Rage, London Grammar and Gray Reverend., Fate, it’s the music from episode 3, the confusion about Newport, Molls leaving the Rosabaya poor Boss on his own in the watchtower, and I love London Grammar wasting my young years…where the section parade at Barracks, stuck in my head, in fact I,m waking up with at least one tune stuck in my head! It isn’t getting any easier even a week later. Have you all seen the Our Girl Facebook page? So glad half the country has gone bonkers.

  232. Mik's on October 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Christine, I have to say one of my favourite scenes is the section parade. I think the music makes it.

    Whoever was choosing the soundtrack should win an award as its absolutely superb. Like the cast a lot of music many of us would not know.

    They just got everything so right with this series. Maybe this week Danny Cohen will put us out of our misery Good news only…

  233. Christine Fildes on October 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Mik,s the soundtrack is awesome, the parade music is London Grammar…In our young years.
    On points ov view yesterday OG featured, no decision on another series as yet, but judging by the feedback and mass appeal it has to happen. I don’t know if you’re on twitter, I follow @benaldridge 07, and @ TonyGrounds, some good behind the scenes pics, Captain James eating the props in the restaurant!! Phwoar. Last night had to resort to Downton, trying to wean myself off the I player, DVD arrives next week.At the moment Fate is playing on my iPod, I,m there Captain James alone in the watchtower, with the troops pulling out of Camp Bastion on the news I,m there, even though OG was sort of pretend and in South Africa…I,m beginning to fear for my sanity!!! Do you follow the OG page on Facebook, some great pics there aswell

  234. Miks on October 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Christine, I am following everything. Loved the photo Tony Grounds posted so cute.

    I hope they keep doing this I am sure they must have hundreds they can share!

    I saw POV too. Wish they would just come out and say something. Suggest we keep tweeting Danny Cohen!

  235. Nicola on October 27, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Have you all had a look at the our girl montages on youtube, favourite scenes put to soundtracks by some clever techy people….lovely seeing the best bits put together?

  236. Mik's on October 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Nicola, Yes how clever are they. Loved watching them…

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