[Warning: Contains major spoilers for Eyewitness 108]
Have you recovered yet? Last night’s Eyewitness left us breathless! How are we supposed to wait a whole week to learn whether or not Lukas survives that gunshot!? Unsurprisingly, Twitter was abuzz and aghast. Here are some highlights.
Ryan snipes Lukas down.
Of course, the biggest shock in an episode full of them was last night’s cliffhanger, where Lukas, despite being under Kamilah’s watch in witness protection, is gunned down by Ryan while he’s filming a jump with Philip on his motorbike. It left us shook.
Lukas overcomes his fear of swimming for Lukas.
To make last night’s episode-ending tragedy even more heartrending, Philip jumped into the water to save the unconscious Lukas after he’d been shot. This comes after a season of Philip being afraid of the water and admitting to not knowing how to swim. It gave us all the feels.
Things get playful in the barn.
Before it all went bad, last night’s episode was also full of sweet moments with our central #Philkas couple, not the least of which being the flirtatious outing in the barn. Philip yells, “Lukas likes dick!” And Lukas gets him to shut up with some more kisses.
Lukas and Phillip have a sleepover.
While Lukas is in witness protection, he ends up spending his nights at Helen and Gabes, which means Philip is right upstairs. Naturally, he sneaks down for some cuddles with his man….
Helen and Gabe are onto Philip and Lukas’ romance.
...But they weren’t as sneaky as they’d hoped. Gabe is sitting up in the kitchen and spies Philip sneaking down the stairs and into Lukas’s room. On top of that, Helen confiscates Lukas’ phone while he’s in her protection, and she gets a text from Philip saying he misses him; above the message is a photo of them cuddling together. Like the awesome parents they are though (despite Helen’s missteps), they don’t say anything and leave it to Philip to tell them the truth when he’s ready.
Meanwhile, Ryan is still up to no good.
While the main action with Philip and Lukas plays out to viewers’ delight, this episode sees Ryan slowly build to the shocking climax by calculatedly plotting Lukas’s assassination.
He begins by seducing Kamilah and convincing her to be Lukas’s FBI protector.
Then he sneakily copies Kamilah’s phone to be able to track Lukas’s location.
Then he ends up meeting with Helen, who has a security tape from the hookah lounge Mithat used to do business at. Ryan is in the tape being apprehended and thrown in the trunk the night of the cabin homicides. If she identifies him, he plans to kill her right then and there.
He doesn’t pull the trigger, though, because the video is blurry and Helen can’t identify him, but it still left viewers raging.