Happy Valley season 3 episode 6 sneak-peek photos – how will the drama end?

And so, that’s it. Happy Valley is about to come to an end.

The third series of Sally Wainwright’s brilliant crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire and James Norton will be the very last, and therefore we have just one more episode to find out exactly how the final showdown between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Le Royce will play out.

There’s not much being given away about the finale, as you might expect, and indeed it’s understood that multiple endings have been filmed for the show to ensure that there are no spoilers or leaks in the press or online ahead of broadcast. However, we do have something to go on as we speculate how Happy Valley may end, a handful of official photos from episode six of the show released by the BBC.

Catherine Cawood (SARAH LANCASHIRE),Lookout Point,Matt Squire

In this first few photos, we can see that Catherine is out in her police car, perhaps ion the hunt for leads around the location of Tommy Lee Royce? We know at the end of episode five she told her sister Clare (Siobhan Finneran) that she wasn’t just going to sit around while he was on the loose, so it looks like she’s taken matters into her own hands.

Catherine Cawood (SARAH LANCASHIRE),Lookout Point,Matt Squire

Or could she be looking for Ryan (Rhys Connagh), who we know has been talking to his Dad Tommy, and is considering running off to Spain with him?

Frances Drummond (SHIRLEY HENDERSON), Catherine (SARAH LANCASHIRE)Red Productions,Ben Blackall

We see Catherine calling at the door of Frances Drummond, who certainly looks like she may have something to hide from this photograph.

Faisal Bhatti (AMIT SHAH),Lookout Point,Screen Grab

Meanwhile, Faisal (Amit Shah) who we know killed Joanne Hepworth (Mollie Winnard) and hid her body in a suitcase has been having flashbacks of the crime he committed. Currently, all the heat is on Rob Hepworth (Mark Stanley), Joanne’s husband, but can Faisal deal with the secret? It looks like the net is closing in on him from this picture as the police are interested in who supplied the prescription medication to Joanne.

Clare Cartwright (SIOBHAN FINNERAN)Lookout Point

We also see Clare, Catherine’s sister looking distressed. She’s feeling guilty for having allowed Ryan to make contact with Tommy Lee Royce again while he was in prison – but has something happened that is making the situation even worse?

Catherine Cawood (SARAH LANCASHIRE)Lookout Point

It certainly doesn’t look good in these final photographs of Catherine, suggesting something is happening with Ryan. In the first photo, she’s seen looking through a photograph album of pictures of what is presumably a younger Ryan. Has he actually run off with Tommy to Spain, or has something more sinister happened to him?

Catherine Cawood (SARAH LANCASHIRE)Lookout Point

Well, whatever is happening it certainly seems to result in a lot of soul-searching from Catherine as we see in this final image.

Not long to go until we find out how Happy Valley ends – but until then, let the speculation continue…

The Happy Valley season 3 finale airs at 9pm on Sunday February 5th 2023.