Jamie Dornan discusses the unexpected conclusion of The Tourist. The Man (Dornan), the protagonist of Harry and Jack Williams’ The Tourist, wakes up in a hospital with no recollection of his past and no idea how he got there.
Dornan’s character, The Man, spends the first six episodes in a state of confusion before getting some answers from Helen Chamber (Danielle Macdonald), a traffic cop who helps him piece together what happened in the horrific car accident that caused his amnesia.
Throughout the course of the Australian-based show, it is gradually revealed that Elliot, a drug smuggler, is The Man. When Elliot is confronted by Lena Pascal (Victoria Haralabidou), a woman he has recurring visions of, it becomes clear that his actions in smuggling heroin inside people’s bodies led to the agonizing deaths of two women.
Lena’s disfigurement is another unfortunate consequence of the accident, and in a scathing monologue, she explains how terrible Elliot was before the accident and why anyone would want him dead. Elliot comes to the same conclusion as a result and makes suicide attempts.
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Kostas (Alex Dimitriades) is shocked when his brother, played by Shalom Brune-Franklin, picks up the phone.
He had been under the impression that Kostas had died decades earlier. Kostas follows his brother’s phantom advice and makes an attempt at Luci’s life. Elliott (Jamie Dornan) manages to wrestle the gun away from Lachlan (Damon Herriman).
Luci is shot in the stomach, and Kostas is killed as Lachlan speeds off to find his wife. Elliott loads her and the money bag into his car and drives her to the hospital, but she passes away en route.
Kostas (Alex Dimitriades) is shocked when his brother, played by Shalom Brune-Franklin, picks up the phone. He had been under the impression that Kostas had died decades earlier.
As a result of listening to his brother’s hallucination, Kostas attempts to murder Luci. It’s a struggle, but Elliott (Jamie Dornan) eventually manages to take the gun from Lachlan (Damon Herriman).
Luci is shot in the stomach and Lachlan drives off in search of his wife after Kostas has been killed by gunfire. Elliott loads her and the money bag into his car and drives her to the hospital, but she passes away on the way.
When we uncovered Kostas’s true motive for wanting Elliott dead,
Elliott is released from his captivity at the end of the season after he peacefully holds a restaurant hostage and proves that the hostages are innocent of any murders.
Though he has some doubts—for example, he wonders why he agreed to work for Kosta—in the end, he accepts that he is not a terrible person who has ever killed anyone. The missing link wouldn’t be filled in until a woman he barely remembers, Lena Pascal, came to see him.
While investigating his past, Elliott learns that he was a cold-blooded criminal.
She visits him and reveals that she was a drug mule and that he forced her to practice her smile and wave.
She said that two other women in her bag died when the bag burst in their stomachs during the flight and that after she got off the plane, Elliott had her bag opened and the drugs were cut out, leaving her with a horrific wound.
She tells Elliott that his punishment is to have to live with the consequences of his actions, and she leaves.
Elliott takes an overdose after being unable to turn himself in for the crime and after losing his only friend, Helen, who abandons him after learning what kind of person he was before his injury.
On the other hand, Helen has had time to reflect on his true nature, and a friend has encouraged her to love him for who he has become. At the end of his life, she sends Elliott a message with a burrito emoji because she knows it will make him happy. Elliott is happy to receive the message.