The Undoing director reveals hidden clue that proves Grace and Franklin have been 'playing a game' the whole time

THE Undoing director Susanna Bier has revealed a hidden clue that suggests Grace and Franklin have been 'playing a game' the whole time.

Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant) is currently in prison after he was arrested on suspicion of murdering Elena Alves.

Bier, opened up on the dynamic between Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Franklin (Donald Sutherland) and how Donald 'playing a game' on the show is a symbol of being able to strategize.

She shared: "It was rather wonderful watching them because they did immediately have a very paternal/daughter-like relationship.

"There was a chess board on set as a prop, and I came to set one morning and I found Donald sitting there looking at the chess set. I was like, “Whoa, we’ve gotta do that. He’s gotta be playing and she’s gotta be playing with him."

She added: "Suddenly, that whole thing became an organic part of their personas. We understood that they were both capable of strategizing.


The imagery and symbolism the chess board provides enables the audience to know more about the pair, according to Susanna.

She uses the piano as an example, as she continued: "The piano just happened to be there as part of the set design.

"When I saw it, I was like, “Donald needs to play.” And so he very quickly, over one weekend, learned to play the music that he’s playing in the scenes.

"The scene where she goes and sits next to him and plays with him, for me, is an incredibly touching moment, and that was completely improvised."

The Undoing episode 4 sees Grace collapse and Franklin threaten to murder Jonathan.

A teaser clip ahead of next week's brand new episode shows a nervous-looking Jonathan receive a chilling death threat from his father-in-law Franklin.

Franklin warned: "Should you do anything to further harm my daughter, I will track you down, and I will kill you myself."

The clip also shows Franklin questioning daughter Grace if she is going to forgive Jonathan and go back to being a normal family again.

Grace retorted: "How weak do you think I am?", before the clip ended with Grace being surrounded in a heap on the ground.

Catch The Undoing on Mondays at 9pm on Sky Atlantic

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