Shetland ending explained: Who killed Ellen Quinn and what was the huge family secret that made the series 8 finale so haunting?

The Shetland ending isn’t one fans will forget in a hurry as the team unravelled a web of deceit and a haunting family secret.

Following in the wake of Douglas Henshall leaving Shetland it was hardly surprising that there were big expectations for Shetland season 8. However, the series’ new arrival, Ashley Jenson’s DI Ruth Calder, more than delivered as she joined DI Alison ‘Tosh’ McIntosh, DC Sandy Wilson and Sgt Billy McCabe to investigate what happened to witness Ellen Quinn. After seeing a shooting in London and getting involved with gangs, Ellen had fled to Shetland where she was raised.