THE Drowning viewers disappointed by tonight’s finale after Jason revealed he was with Tom when he died in the lake.
Jodie’s brother had been distracted by a phone call from a law firm offering him a job when Tom got into difficulty in the water.
Once he realised the youngster couldn’t be revived, Tom pushed him further out into the lake and returned to the rest of family, who had no idea about the tragedy that had just unfolded.
In a tearful admission to his sister, Tom explained the moments leading up to the incident.
He said: “I was trying to distract Tom from what I saw that day. Mum was watching Tom, and Ben and Kate had been talking all day, they barely left each other’s side. I can’t believe you didn’t notice.”
Jodie’s ex and Tom’s dad Ben has been having an affair with Kate under her nose and eloped into the words when her back was turned.
He continued: “You were trying to light the barbecue but you couldn’t get it going. Dad spilled his wine, mum got distracted, that’s when I noticed. That’s when they took their chance. Kate and Ben went into the forest and Tom followed because he wanted to follow his dad.
“I followed Tom because I wanted to protect him. We played some hide and seek for awhile. I took him down to the lake because he had this little boat.
“And then it happened. I got this call and it was a job offer. Two hundred people applied for this job and they called me to offer it to me, and it was the best day of my life, and then the call ended… and I loved Tom.
“Then I saw Tom and I tried to revive him, but he was gone and there was nothing anybody could do. I knew all our lives would never be the same again.”
Viewers felt let down after all the suspense that had led up to the reveal, with one writing on Twitter: “That’s 4 hours of my life I won’t get back ! #TheDrowning.”
Another commented: “The Drowning ending damply…”
A third complained:”Hmm what a load of nonsense #TheDrowning.”
The episode started off with Daniel going to meet his family after the DNA test at the police station revealed he was Jodie’s missing son Tom.
However, things took a turn when certain things about Daniel didn’t match Tom – like his shellfish allergy.
Next we saw the results of Jodie’s home DNA kit which said that her and Daniel were not a match.
In another event, Ade was almost killed by the Russian gang who had provided him with illegal work papers.
Luckily his friend came along wielding a chainsaw and scared them off.
But the biggest twist of all was Jodie’s brother Jason turning out to be the bad guy.
When Jodie went off to visit Daniel’s father Mark in jail, he took the boy off to the lake house where Tom had gone missing.
We then saw Jason rowing Daniel out to the middle of the lake where he confessed to faking the DNA test and told Daniel he was NOT Tom.
He then said in a chilling voice: “I’m going to row you out to the middle of the lake, where the water is nice and clear and you can see all the way to the bottom.”
After realising Jason had taken Daniel without her consent, Jodie’s mum Lynn told her to look for them at the lake house.
Next we saw Jodie and her mum at the house and Jason calmly walked back into it.
Jodie begged Jason to tell her where Daniel is, but he insisted he was still with Yasmine.
But in a real twist, Lynn then exclaimed: “Jason killed Tom!”
He then slapped his mother around the face.
Things then took a dark turn when we found out that Jason had locked Daniel in a shed.
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Jodie rescued him and the pair ran off towards the lake as Jason chased them.
But poetic justice struck as Jason ended up drowning in the lake after he tried to swim after Jodie and Daniel, who had escaped on a rowing boat.
The series ended with Jodie and Daniel laying a wreath to Tom on the lake.