Trauma: Viewers were questioning why Daniel Bowker wasn’t trying to find his son’s killers [ITV]
Viewers of new ITV drama Trauma were left with one huge question after tuning into the show.
The drama, starring John Simm and Adrian Lester, sees grieving dad Daniel Bowker blame surgeon Jon Allerton for his son’s death after the teen dies on the operating table.
In several tense scenes, an emotional Daniel confronted Jon and even showed up at his work and daughter’s college in his quest for the truth.
The two were even involved in a highly charged scuffle as Daniel continued to accuse Jon of malpractice following his son’s stabbing.
Trauma: Adrian Lester’s character was accused of making a mistake during surgery [ITV]
Trauma: Alex Bowker died in theatre after being stabbed [ITV]
However, fans watching the show were left questioning why the dad was so obsessed with blaming the surgeon and not focusing on the people who actually killed his son.
Alex was murdered by a group of youths after they spotted him with a girl from school, but the crime was barely mentioned by Daniel at all.
Despite the grieving father clearly looking for someone to blame, fans took to Twitter as they wondered why Daniel focused all his attentions on Jon and not the killers.
“This is rubbish! Why would this bereaved father go after the surgeon trying to save his child and not the killers who stabbed his son!!! #trauma,” questioned one viewer.
Trauma: Fans couldn’t believe that Daniel Bowker was so obsessed with placing the blame on the surgeon [ITV]
While another asked: “Why would he go after the doctor rather than the person who killed him i don’t get it #Trauma.”
A third threatened to switch off, writing: “This drama is bloody ridiculous. More concerned about the surgeon than the person who has actually stabbed him. Stupid. Think I will pass on this series. #TRAUMA.”
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“Why don’t you look for the people who stabbed your son instead of hounding the surgeon?????? #trauma,” urged a fourth fan.
With another baffled viewer adding: “has this guy forgotten someone has stabbed his son? no mention of the actual killer, just be mad at the surgeon for doing his job. #Trauma.”
Trauma: Viewers questioned how Daniel Bowker was allowed in the operating room [ITV]
Meanwhile, viewers were also left questioning how Daniel was allowed to walk into the operating theatre without being seen or stopped.
Trauma continues Tuesday at 9pm on ITV.