Last Saturday the grand finale of the second season of Trapped aired on BBC Four. The Icelandic crime drama has captivated the hearts and minds of many a viewer, as is evident by the discussion of the show on Twitter.
See also: Episodes 9 and 10 of Trapped recap
Many Icelanders tweeted along as the show was broadcast in its native country and international Trapped fans were no less vocal on the social media platform.
People had thoughts on beards, bearlike policemen, angsty teenagers and of course Iceland’s charming nature. Below you can read a selection of our favourite thoughts which people expressed in 280 characters or less.
Be warned, there are spoilers! Like this one:
Oh, oh, oh something really really really bad is going to happen! #trapped
— Emily #GTTO (@emilymoonlight) February 23, 2019
It seems viewers have reached the unanimous conclusion that the teenagers in Trapped are the worst. In particular, people have it out for Andri’s daughter, Þórhildur.
This first one could honestly be a tweet about anything Þórhildur did in the series.
well that’s spectaculalrly dumb of you Thorhildur. #trapped
— samt77 (@samt77) March 3, 2019
Þórhildur gets no sympathy from Twitter users, who blame her for Ásgeir’s death. Even when she’s kidnapped, the sick burns (too soon?) keep coming.
“You can use me as leverage” seriously babes nobody wants you back #Trapped
— Same Old Sminky Pinky (@sminkypinky76) March 16, 2019
Þórhildur’s father, the main detective, was understandably talked about a lot, however, most of the comments were more positive than the tweets about his daughter. People seemed to like Hinrika’s simile of Andri being like a bear.
Twitter user redfacts in particular took it and ran with it.
Sorry, Hinrika, but I plan to do EVERYTHING this week like a bear in a crisis.
— RedScharlach (@redfacts) March 3, 2019
Does this make Ásgeir Tigger?
— RedScharlach (@redfacts) March 15, 2019
Many people noticed how often Andri seems downcast.
Andri has two looks; morose and morose with hands in pockets. He has a standing heartbeat of about 12. #Trapped
— Miles Evans (@milominder) February 23, 2019
Andri’s sensitive side got to people. We agree that he needs a cuddle.
Oh, man! I just want to give that big old bear a hug. #Trapped
— Shortcrust Pie (@shortcrustpie) March 16, 2019
Not everyone was a fan of our leading man, going as far as likening him to his daughter, the most hated character of the series.
Well at least we know now that Thorhildur gets being useless from her dad’s side of the family. #trapped.
— Caroline Hooton (@carolinehooton) March 16, 2019
You can’t watch Trapped without noticing a surge in beard growth in Iceland. It’s fashionable to sport a fuzzy chin, much to the delight of some.
— Caroline Hooton (@carolinehooton) February 23, 2019
While others think enough is enough.
Can we have lots more sheep herding and ponies please? Also less dead pets. Think we’re ok for beards #Trapped
— Carolyn (@Carolyn726) February 19, 2019
Animals, especially dogs, did not have a good go of it on this season of Trapped and people were unhappy about it.
Mind the dog there. We’ve already lost two #Trapped
— Kost (@kostmayer) February 23, 2019
Some even suggested it might be personal.
Do the writers hate dogs? #Trapped
— Martin W (@dmartw) February 23, 2019
See also: Animals and Wildlife in Iceland
The animals, however, got their redemption. The pigs save the day with a brutal flashback to pigs eating an abusive father.
— Duncan (@shaksper) March 16, 2019
Víkingur’s thunderous speech at his father’s wake caught many tweeters attention. Many pointed out that it was reminiscent of a certain Shakespearean Danish prince.
It’s gone a bit Hamlet in Iceland. #Trapped
— Lee Randall (@randallwrites) March 2, 2019
Víkingur’s angst about his uncle marrying his mother wasn’t the only Hamlet parallel viewers spotted in Trapped.
— Margaret Graham (@MarGraham) March 3, 2019
It was expected that the Icelandic names would seem confusing to foreign viewers but perhaps not in the way they were.
Lots of people were surprised at normal names, like Albert, a name which over 300 men in Iceland have.
What kind of name is “Albert” for an Icelander? #Trapped
— Alan H (@alanh47) March 9, 2019
Someone was also surprised that Icelanders call each other by first names. When in fact it would be strange to call Icelanders by last names since you’d be calling them their dad’s name.
Everybody’s very informal in Iceland calling each other by their first names. #trapped
— polyexna (@polyexna) February 23, 2019
We all love Ásgeir. When he went off on his own and got in trouble the Twitter-verse cried out in unison with a clear message.
Asgeir! NO. #Trapped
— Lynda Top Of A Hill (@OfLynda) March 10, 2019
— 𝕽𝖆𝖛𝖊𝖓 𝖂𝖔𝖑𝖋 🐺 (@ravenwolf68) March 16, 2019
Some were less sensitive about our fave.
Asgeir said he’d cook for her. He did her a roast. #Trapped
— Duncan Hill 🔶 (@DuncanDucky) March 16, 2019
The biggest fan favourite is and forever will be Ásgeir, but many of the smaller characters got lots of honourable mentions on Twitter. For example the handsome SWAT team leader Trausti.
I wouldn’t have made Trausti kip on the sofa, just saying #Trapped
— Sid (@StrictlySid) March 16, 2019
And of course Ebo. In this house we stan Ebo.
Vikingur and Ebo are so pure. #Trapped
— Sarah Burton (@DrFloraPoste) February 23, 2019
There were many guesses about who the murderer was, some outlandish, some spot on, some indecipherable. Like this one.
he did it #trapped
— samt77 (@samt77) March 3, 2019
Some guesses would have made the series much more interesting if they were right.
It’s Ebos’s brother in law isn’t it….#trapped
— Mary McMahon #FBPE (@MaryMcM_85) March 9, 2019
Stefán was an early suspect.
So Stefan just jumped to the top of the suspect list right? But can’t be so obvious #trapped
— miss r (@miss_r) March 2, 2019
Some were suspicious of the city slickers.
I’ve never felt quite comfortable about beardy Reykjavik cop. #trapped
— not so ginger Elanor (@GingerElanor) March 16, 2019
The important questions
As always, Twitter asked important questions.
— Mary McMahon #FBPE (@MaryMcM_85) March 2, 2019
Everyone on the show was so miserable we started wondering this ourselves.
Are there any happy families in Iceland? #Trapped
— Diggerdriver (@johnbaker305) March 16, 2019
When the killer was finally revealed, some people had no idea who he was.
Who is he? I’ve forgotten 😱 #Trapped
— kate whittle (@cooperantics) March 16, 2019
Let us not forget who the real star of the show is. She looked particularly cute in this series.
Iceland looks amazing in #Trapped
— linda holmes (@pussinpjs1) March 3, 2019
Thanks for noticing.
There’s nae trees #Trapped
— Anna (@AnnaCatAdorer) February 18, 2019
We hope the gorgeous landscapes didn’t distract you too much from the plot.
even knowing there’s a murderer on their tail, i’m sighing at the pretty scenery #trapped
— samt77 (@samt77) March 16, 2019
You can enjoy the scenery knowing this good point about murders in Iceland.
Iceland has an average 1.6 murders per year. #Trapped has that per episode. Not including animals. *prepares to suspend disbelief again*
— Meddlesome Matty (@LIntrepid) March 2, 2019
See also: The Story of Icelandic Cinema