‘Our Girl’ – A review of series two

Natalie Amos gives us the low-down on series two of BBC Army Drama, Our Girl.

The BBC drama, Our Girl had my eyes glued to the screen – watching episode after episode, craving more. The show first aired in 2014 with actress, Lacey Turner, playing the character of Molly, a girl who decides to take up nursing in the British Army.

When the first series finished, it was announced that Michelle Keegan would be taking over from Turner, playing a new character called Georgie. Keegan does a great job, Turner’s character Molly was lovable too but I found that Keegan’s characterisation of Georgie had a similar likability, therefore I did not miss Molly as much as I expected.

As strong as the story-line in the first series is, it’s safe to say that the second series was utterly compelling. This is due to the terrorism story leading alongside the love triangle comprised of Georgie, her ex-fiancé, Elvis and her current fiancé, Jamie. The terrorism aspect felt very realistic and scared me as it proves how easily done such acts are nowadays. The reaction of the armed forces in the show exposes to the audience how much ‘behind the scenes’ work they actually do in order to prevent these events from happening.

Being a huge ‘Skins’ fan before the series began, it was a treat to see one of my favourite actors, Luke Pasqualino. His character of Elvis makes the audience love to hate him – it definitely annoyed me when he left Georgie at the altar at the start of the series. Yet, by the end I was longing for the characters to be reunited.

The series ended with (*spoilers*) Georgie returning to Kenya to help out as a medic after she had handed in her resignation and ended her relationship with Fiancé Jamie. This left me with so many unanswered questions, such as: Is Georgie going to return to the army? What happened to Elvis after he was shot? Is she back with him?

I’d like to have seen a better ending to the series, on account of how gripping the rest was. It always feels a little disappointing when a show ends  in the way you didn’t want it to. Luckily, Our Girl is confirmed for a third series, airing next year with Keegan returning as Georgie. Hopefully my unanswered questions will finally be answered and this series will be just as brilliant as the previous one.

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