“You Don’t Know Me,” a BBC crime drama series, tells a captivating story of love and passion via a court hearing for the murder of a man in London. The four-episode lengthy show, with its idea focused on retelling personal stories of reality, has a generally leisurely pace of growth, which might work well for people who enjoy such workmanship. Despite being fairly entertaining for the most part, the unclear finale and overall plot may leave viewers disappointed.
With relation to narcotics, gangs, knife and gun culture, this absolutely rings true in today’s fractured society. A superbly presented narrative about an ordinary young man and his family divided between his family’s affection and his strange lover. Excellent casting for new British talent. Thought-provoking and challenging, yet realistic.
“You Don’t Know Me” before the ending scene
During the court trial, certain moments involving interactions between Hero and his sister revealed that Hero was not being completely truthful, as Bless constantly pressing him to speak the truth.
Although the truth is never revealed to the court or the jury, the series discloses it to us, the viewers, in a scene shortly after Hero is arrested for murder. When Hero was speaking with his defendant’s counsel, he revealed what had truly occurred: when Bless went over to the hospital to check on Jamil, he and his gang colleagues recognized her and kidnapped her in their club.
He then contacted Hero that night, warning him of the situation and threatening to murder Bless if Hero did not immediately bring all of the money and Kyra to him. Hero had driven to the club, Kyra sat close behind him, ready to do everything to defend his sister, and a confrontation with Jamil ensued.
Kyra had been carrying Hero’s rifle (the same one he had purchased from Jamil’s source), and she was going to use it when the situation deteriorated.
Curt quickly came on the scene and fought Jamil’s henchman, after which Bless grabbed up the pistol and shot Jamil dead. Unwilling to do any harm to his sister, Hero resolved to take full responsibility, and Kyra persuaded him to arrange the whole incident in such a way that it appeared like he had been tricked by her.
While Kyra fled the country and gave the police an anonymous tip, Hero arranged all of the evidence in his residence in a way that supported his tale of being betrayed and framed by his lover.
“You Don’t Know Me” ending explained
“You don’t know who I am.” Season 1 concludes with scenes from the court as it reopens the next morning to hear the judgement on the case. However, no final ending is offered since the episodes are interspersed with Hero’s thoughts and ideas.
The jury is first shown giving a guilty decision, which is met with joy and celebration by Jamil’s parents, while Hero is sentenced to life in jail. The following option is shown, with the jury ruling him not guilty, much to the relief of Abebi and Bless, and Hero travelling to a faraway nation to reconcile with Kyra.
In actuality, the judge is heard asking the foreman of the jury whether they have reached a judgement, to which the foreman answers, “Yes,” and the show stops there. It’s unclear why the finale is left open-ended, but it appears that the show’s focus was Hero’s love for his fiancée and his family.
Whether he is finally able to save them and go free is possibly regarded unimportant, and “You Don’t Know Me” chooses to leave us with the idea of the deed rather than the actual result.
Meet the cast
Leading the drama series is Samuel Adewunmi, who recently played hitman Ed in ITV’s Angela Black. Starring alongside Samuel are newcomer Sophie Wilde and Bukky Bakray (Rocks), as well as Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (Tomb Raider), Yetunde Oduwole, Tuwaine Barrett (The Personal History of David Copperfield) and Nicholas Khan.
Where to watch?
Now the main question arises where to watch ‘You Don’t Know Me’? You can watch it on BBC player, you can also stream it on Netflix. It have one season of total four episodes.