BBC Happy Valley theories as Tommy Lee Royce appears in court – from escape to family twist


A betrayal between two sisters, a son’s visit to see his convict father in a Category A prison and a desperate pharmacist killing off his neighbour with a rolling pin – episode three of Happy Valley had viewers gripped from start to finish.

Now, Tommy Lee Royce is set to head to court over a gangland murder victim who was discovered by Sergeant Catherine Cawood in a drained reservoir. 

Over half-way into series three, viewers are still left scratching their heads about how the various sub-plots will link up – from a PE teacher’s troubled marriage to Alison’s job interview with Nevison Gallagher. 

Gripping: Tommy Lee Royce is set to head to court in episode four of Happy Valley over a gangland murder victim who was discovered by Sergeant Catherine in a drained reservoir

Fans are left wondering so many questions – just why is Neil visiting Tommy is prison? What is the significance in the aliens storyline? And who will be blamed for Joanna Hepworth’s murder?  

Here we take a look at this week’s top five theories… 

1. Tommy Lee Royce is planning his great escape 

Happy Valley theories: Over half-way into series three, viewers are still left scratching their heads about how the various sub-plots will link up

Happy Valley theories: Over half-way into series three, viewers are still left scratching their heads about how the various sub-plots will link up

He may have a life sentence over his head for the abduction and rape of Anne Gallagher, murder of officer Kirsten McAskill and attempted murder of Catherine (Sarah Lancashire) and Ryan, but Tommy (James Norton) has grand plans to go bungy-jumping with his 16-year-old son. 

Last Sunday, viewers watched Ryan (Rhys Connah) quiz Neil Ackroyd (Con O’Neill) as to why his father would suggest such things when there is no prospect of him being released. 

And with Tommy’s court appearance coming up, some believe the convict has hatched a plan to escape the prison walls – thanks to his connections in the criminal underworld. 

The great escape? Fans think the court date could be the perfect opportunity - and having invited Ryan to watch in the gallery may be planning to take his 16-year-old son with him

The great escape? Fans think the court date could be the perfect opportunity – and having invited Ryan to watch in the gallery may be planning to take his 16-year-old son with him

Fans think the court date could be the perfect opportunity – and having invited Ryan to watch in the gallery – Tommy may be planning to take his 16-year-old son with him. 

One wrote: ‘Have a theory. Tommy is going to try & escape at the court sitting & will try and kidnap Ryan.’

Another added: ‘Have just said the same (or come after Catherine). Think it was a coded message on his contraband phone last week’.

A third viewer chimed: ‘I think he’s planning to escape at the court hearing and that he’s planning to kidnap Ryan. Thinking of that text message on that small phone, I’m wondering if Neil is the lynchpin to get Ryan to the shop and that’s where TLR is going to nab him.’ 

2. Neil is Tommy’s father 

Ulterior motive? Twitter has been going wild with speculation recovering alcoholic Neil is up to no good and is really Tommy's father

Ulterior motive? Twitter has been going wild with speculation recovering alcoholic Neil is up to no good and is really Tommy’s father 

Twitter has been going wild with speculation recovering alcoholic Neil is up to no good. 

Eagle-eyed fans believe they have spotted clues which trace back to the previous two series – and the shop worker might not be who he seems. 

Neil has been taking Ryan to prison on his own, after Catherine’s sister Claire found it too difficult.

Twist in the tale: Neil has been taking Ryan to prison on his own, after Catherine's sister Claire found it too difficult, but some believe a plot twist could be Neil is actually Tommy's father

Twist in the tale: Neil has been taking Ryan to prison on his own, after Catherine’s sister Claire found it too difficult, but some believe a plot twist could be Neil is actually Tommy’s father

And some believe a plot twist could be Neil is actually Tommy’s father – who has never been revealed. 

One wrote: ‘Calling it now I think Neil is Tommy’s dad or they used to work together’.  

Another fan said: ‘Who else thinks Neil is either Tommy’s dad or something dodgy going on’. 

A third theorised: ‘I don’t think they are father/son. However, Neil seemed rather intimidated by TLR, and there’s also that text message that referenced the newsagents and Neil seems to be the connection.’ 

3. Tommy is the ‘big boss’ blackmailing pharmacist Faisal Bhatti 

Halifax gang leader: Fans think Tommy could be the drug lord who has been blackmailing dodgy pharmacist Faisal Bhatti for money - not the Knezevics

Halifax gang leader: Fans think Tommy could be the drug lord who has been blackmailing dodgy pharmacist Faisal Bhatti for money – not the Knezevics

Fans think Tommy could be the drug lord who has been blackmailing dodgy pharmacist Faisal Bhatti for money – not the Knezevics. 

Faisal, who has been dubbed Mr Bean by viewers due to his comical expressions, has been spiralling in a downwards circle. 

Now having taken a rolling pin to Joanna’s head and injecting her with air over fears she may expose his illegal selling of drugs, the pharmacist also faces threats from the drug gang if he does not meet their expectations. 

Viewers think Tommy could be the drug lord behind the Halifax gang, as one of them revealed the ‘big boss’ was coming to his wedding on Wednesday – the day after Tommy’s court appearance. 

In trouble: Faisal, who has been dubbed Mr Bean by viewers due to his comical expressions, has been spiralling in a downwards circle

In trouble: Faisal, who has been dubbed Mr Bean by viewers due to his comical expressions, has been spiralling in a downwards circle

 4. Don’t rule out the ‘paranormal’ activity in the valley! 

Episode three saw Sergeant Catherine jokingly ask members of her team to apply for the role as an Alien Liaison Officer after paranormal activity was spotted in the valley. 

She told them during a briefing: ‘In light of recent incidents, sightings and happenings across the Yorkshire area. The Home Office has deemed it necessary to appoint in each division one constable as a dedicated Alien Lifeform Liason Officer.’ 

With one enthusiastic officer telling Catherine he had just seen a sighting, the rest of the officers laughed – but viewers haven’t written it off so quickly. 

Taking to Twitter, one fan theorised: ‘I’m telling you the alien thing is relevant. It’s not actual aliens but the flashing lights or whatever are to do with the Knezevics dodgy dealings. 

Humour: Episode three saw Sergeant Catherine jokingly ask members of her team to apply for the role as an Alien Liaison Officer after paranormal activity was spotted in the valley

Humour: Episode three saw Sergeant Catherine jokingly ask members of her team to apply for the role as an Alien Liaison Officer after paranormal activity was spotted in the valley

‘It mentioned in the first scene at the reservoir that the body might be an alien. Foreshadowing guys!’

Writer Sally referenced police officer Alan Godfrey claiming that he was abducted by aliens after a UFO sighting in the 1980s. 

‘BTW the throwaway lines about aliens are bloody brilliant and on point. Area in West Yorkshire where #HappyValley is set has a history of reported UFOs etc. More specifically Todmorden area. Cleverly Sally Wainwright has encapsulated it into her story’, wrote another. 

‘For those that don’t know… Todmorden is actually the centre of the UK for alien sightings,’ said another. 

Happy Valley continues on BBC One on Sunday at 9pm. 

One to watch: Happy Valley continues on BBC One on Sunday at 9pm

One to watch: Happy Valley continues on BBC One on Sunday at 9pm



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