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BBC Industry series one ends with a three-way kiss

BBC banking drama Industry came to an end this week with back-to-back episodes that set the show up for its hotly-anticipated second series.  

The graduates finally discovered which of them would continue on at Pierpoint, the fictional London bank at the centre of the drama.

There was also a three-way kiss between Harper (Myha’la Herrold), Robert (Harry Lawtey) and Yasmin (Marisa Abela), although there were far fewer sex scenes than there had been in earlier episodes, which made headlines for their raunchiness and rampant drug use. 

There was a three-way kiss between Harper (Myha’la Herrold), Robert (Harry Lawtey) and Yasmin (Marisa Abela), although there were far fewer sex scenes than there had been in earlier episodes, which made headlines for their raunchiness and rampant drug use

The finale comes after it was announced HBO had commissioned a second series. Fans are already excited to see what happens next and took to Twitter to share their thoughts

The finale comes after it was announced HBO had commissioned a second series. Fans are already excited to see what happens next and took to Twitter to share their thoughts 

The finale comes after it was announced HBO had commissioned a second series.   

Fans are already excited to see what happens next, with one tweeting: ‘In my humble opinion, #Industrybbc was a complete triumph. I loved it. Still utterly baffled at what they actually do but my god the tension was so real in every episode. Can’t wait for series 2.’

A second posted: ‘Bloody loved this, so good, fantastic cast, each episode kept you wanting more and I can NOT wait for season 2, bring it on….. #IndustryHBO #Industrybbc #Industry.’ 

The show, which aired on HBO in the US and BBC Two in the UK, followed a group of ambitious graduates as they compete for a limited number of positions at Pierpoint & Co, a fictional London bank. 

It has been praised by critics and audiences alike, while bankers have praised the ‘realistic’ depiction of the industry.  

During a house party, Robert and Harper sneaked up to a plush room at the top of the house and began kissing. The characters have had sexual tension throughout the series

During a house party, Robert and Harper sneaked up to a plush room at the top of the house and began kissing. The characters have had sexual tension throughout the series

They were interrupted by Yasmin, who is also attracted to Robert and is friends with Harper. She suggests a threesome and convinces a skeptical Harper by saying: 'It's just sex, isn't it?'

They were interrupted by Yasmin, who is also attracted to Robert and is friends with Harper. She suggests a threesome and convinces a skeptical Harper by saying: ‘It’s just sex, isn’t it?’ 

Harper and Yasmin kiss while Robert begins to undress Yasmin and the romp continues

Harper and Yasmin kiss while Robert begins to undress Yasmin and the romp continues

Harper decides she doesn't feel comfortable and pulls away before quickly leaving

Harper decides she doesn’t feel comfortable and pulls away before quickly leaving

The penultimate episode featured a supper club at Yasmin’s stunning London home, cooked by her boyfriend Seb (Jonathan Barnwell). 

The night ended in disaster when Harper received the amount of her secret bonus and Yasmin, who had spent the evening drinking with her mother, turned on Seb, describing him as a ‘deadbeat’.  

In the final moments of the episode Harper and Robert escaped the party and sneaked up to a plush room at the top of the house and began kissing. The pair were interrupted by Yasmin, who is also attracted to Robert and is friends with Harper. 

‘Can I join?,’ she asks, placing herself between Robert and Harper. She and Robert kiss while Harper remains unsure. Yasmin says to her: ‘It’s only sex, isn’t it?’ and the two women share a kiss. However Harper soon decides she is uncomfortable with the threesome and breaks up the romp. 

The series finale focused on the RIF (reduction in force) day, which marks the culmination of the graduates' placement at the bank. Harper was unable to speak and had a panic attak

The series finale focused on the RIF (reduction in force) day, which marks the culmination of the graduates’ placement at the bank. Harper was unable to speak and had a panic attak

Harper is forced to choose between helping to bring her former boss Eric (Ken Leung) back into the company and supporting Daria, who wants to bring about a 'cultural change' within the firm. Pictured, Harper with Eric, Bill (Trevor White) and Sara (Priyanga Burford)

Harper is forced to choose between helping to bring her former boss Eric (Ken Leung) back into the company and supporting Daria, who wants to bring about a ‘cultural change’ within the firm. Pictured, Harper with Eric, Bill (Trevor White) and Sara (Priyanga Burford)

In the aftermath of the party, Harper’s boss Daria (Freya Mavor) discovers she revealed her bonus amount and says she will now have to pay money back. 

Meanwhile Yasmin meets with her manager Hilary, who persuades her to keep quiet about Kenny’s (Conor MacNeill) behaviour in exchange for support in keeping her job, saying she should be a ‘team player’.   

The series finale focused on the RIF (reduction in force) day, which marks the culmination of the graduates’ placement at the bank.  

Harper, who was unable to give her speech and suffered a panic attack, is forced to choose between helping to bring her former boss Eric (Ken Leung) back into the company and supporting Daria, who wants to bring about a ‘cultural change’ within the firm. 

There was also a hint that something might finally happen between Robert and Harper (pictured) - although fans will have to wait until series two to find out

There was also a hint that something might finally happen between Robert and Harper (pictured) – although fans will have to wait until series two to find out

Ultimately Harper looks out for her own best interests and chooses to help Eric, leading to a showdown with Yasmin on the trading floor. 

Despite his fears and hard-partying lifestyle, it appears Robert was also offered job, even though his nose started bleeding in the middle of his speech as a result of his cocaine usage.   

Yasmin also secured a spot, after deciding to heed Hilary’s advice and keep quiet about the inappropriate behaviour. 

It seems the only one leaving Pierpoint is Gus (David Jonsson), who was clapped out of the office. 

There was also a hint that something might finally happen between Robert and Harper – although fans will have to wait until series two to find out. 

Industry is available to watch on BBC iPlayer 

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