The Harlan Coben adaptation follows three people – Megan (Cush Jumbo), Ray (Richard Armitage) and Detective Broome (James Nesbitt) – who are connected through their secret pasts. Their lives begin to cross over again after a young man mysteriously goes missing.
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Megan – now a suburban mum – once worked as a dancer at the strip club Vipers, where she was known by the name Cassie. As the drama unfolds, we learn that Cassie ran away from her old life and began a new, more conventional one.
However, some fans have pointed out that Megan didn’t exactly leave her old life very far behind, and so it’s not exactly a surprise that her past came back to haunt her.
“Ok but the main plot hole in Stay Close is that Cassie ‘ran away’ to start a new life as Megan but she’s literally living up the road… sure,” tweeted one viewer.
“Need some answers on stay close, I’m absolutely hooked,” added another. “BUT the killer creepy dancing couple?!?! They’re painful to watch & did Cassie/ Megan really run away basically round the corner??”
A third posted: “Not being funny but Megan (Cassie) in #stayclose keeps wondering how they found her? You live down the road from everyone that’s how. I’m surprised half of them haven’t bumped into you in Tesco.”
Plus, Cassie/Megan only appears to have moved up the road from her ‘old’ life and nobody bumped into her in 17 years?! 🤷♀️ #StayClose
— Pauline McFerran (@Paulin3McFerran) January 9, 2022
All I’m saying is.. this whole thing could’ve been avoided had Cassie/Megan moved to another city, state, or country. How do you try to start a new life down the street from your old one?! Make it make sense. #StayClose
— Nola • Darling (@TheBOOG_) January 11, 2022
So Cassie/Megan ran and started a new life in the same city #StayClose
— #Vaccinated💉 (@dTumza) January 6, 2022
— Kathy, MSW 🇭🇹 💜🖤#Clermoninspires (@ClermonInspires) January 6, 2022
Did Cassie/Megan even move far? It felt like she just moved across the bridge and changed her hair colour 😐#StayClose
— ♡ (@latteIicious) January 11, 2022
Read The Independent’s three-star review of Stay Close here.