What happened in Keeping Faith season one? Plot summary and ending explained

IT was the record-breaking Welsh thriller that had fans gripped to the edge of their seats.

Now Keeping Faith is back for a second series – here's everything to remind you about what happened in season one, including that shocking ending…

What happened in Keeping Faith season one?

The eight-part series tells the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells (Eve Myles) as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband.

Her husband Evan, played by Bradley Freegard, vanishes on his way to work at the family-run law firm.

Faith had been on maternity leave, and as a result was unaware that the family business had gone bust.

The season follows her delve deeper into Evan's disappearance – and it becomes clear that this isn't a typical missing persons case.

Faith becomes plunged into a world of criminal deceit and ends up in custody as she fights to protect her family.

While searching for clues about what happened to her husband, Faith develops romantic feelings towards Steve Baldini, a client of the Howells who helps Faith in her search.

Meanwhile DI Williams, the officer in charge of the missing person case, holds a grudge against Faith and is determined to charge her with murder.

As the season progresses, it becomes clear that Evan had developed links with the Glynns, a local crime family, as a way of fixing the family's financial problems.

Evan gets caught up in the family's criminal proceedings – that included drugs and money laundering – and owed the Glynn's £80,000.

To try and defer the situation, Evan approached the police and offered to be an informant.

But once again, Evan got caught – this time within a corrupt police force. DCI Huw Parry (Richard Elfyn) forces the lawyer to give up the money he has earned through criminal activity.

To help Faith out of debt, Steve risks returning to his criminal past by shifting a large amount of cocaine for Paddy's widow Gael Reardon (Angeline Ball).

He gives the money to the Glynns as payment for them bumping her off.

It is Huw and Helen that take Faith's daughter Alys, who has been staying in the care of Faith's sister, and hold her hostage.

Faith manages to negotiate her daughter's release with the help of  Arthur Davies (Alex Harries), another of Faith's clients.

It is revealed that a secret bank account was being used to store all of the cash made by Evan. He confessed to what he had done in his will and communicated the details of the account.

In the final episode, Faith is forced to fight for her children in a court battle that risks tearing her family apart.

What happened at the end of Keeping Faith season one?

The shock ending of season one left viewers baffled as her husband Evan finally appears to take the children away – after seven episodes of Faith trying to track him down.

To make things even more dramatic, this took place as Faith embraced her lover Steve upstairs.

It seems likely that Faith will be forced to track down her children – after spending much of season one trying to free her daughter Alys (Demi Letherby) from a group of corrupt policemen.

When is Keeping Faith season two on TV?

You can watch series one NOW on the iPlayer.

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