Thursday 14 December 2017

'Amber' finale is nigh - Seven people who may be responsible for Amber's disappearance

Actress Lauren Canny who plays Amber
Actress Lauren Canny who plays Amber
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

We’ve been thrown clues, hints and a few red herrings but all should be revealed tonight. Where is Amber? And who is responsible for her disappearance?

Hard-hitting RTÉ drama 'Amber' has received a mixed reaction online; some impressed with the four-part series, more frustrated with the slow-moving storyline.

We’ve knocked our heads together and put on our detective caps; here are seven possible people who could be guilty of Amber’s disappearance.

1. The father – Ben

A suspect from the start, fourteen-year-old Amber’s father was the last of her family and friends to see her.

We have also heard the Superintendent request a close eye be kept on the dad-of-two. His loss of temper with the phone shop employee Charlie could be a clue to his real nature.

2. The business partner – Declan Conlon

We’ve never found out anymore about Declan only that he works alongside Ben and has recently started dating Sarah’s journalist friend Maeve Flynn-Dunne. He was intent on persuading Maeve not to pay the prisoner for alleged information on Amber's death. Is it because he believed the 'tip-off' would come to nothing or did he know more than he was letting on?

Lurking in the shadows as Ben tried desperately to find his daughter’s phone in the office, there are definitely a few fingers pointing at Declan for the final episode.

3. The grandmother

We can never rule out the Granny. We don’t know a lot about her relationship with Amber only that the teenager was not a fan of her cooking. 

4. The phone-shop guy – Charlie

The Gardai have deported Charlie on the ground of immigration. But did they have all the information they need from him?

5. The shifty guy on the Luas

We saw a suspicious-looking man on the Luas last night. Amber boarded the tram only for the middle-aged man to follow her every move. We only spotted this man for the first time in the third episode – maybe we’ll find out more tonight.

6. The man with the dog outside Eamonn’s school

Amber’s father collects her younger brother Eamonn from school one day and watches a man walking a dog pass the car. Team that with the camera’s slow-motion and we’re almost convinced he’s the guilty party.

7. Someone we have not met and may not ever meet

This could be the least rewarding finale for the TV viewer, but it is also likely to be the most realistic outcome. When a young 14-year-old girl goes missing without a trace it could be very well have been a spontaneous attack on a stranger’s part. 

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