Broadchurch, Series Three Episode Six ~ Review

Broadchurch is edging ever closer to its conclusion and it’s the first time that I think I know who might have done it. However, I am also of the mind that it’s not going to be as easy as all that to wrap this up and I could be being led up the garden path. There were also heart breaking scenes this episode… Highlights to follow:

Ed in the frame ~ Ed (Lenny Henry) is in the frame for the rape, especially once news reaches Hardy (David Tennant) and Miller (Olivia Colman) that he has beaten up Jim (Mark Bazeley). What materialises thereafter (after I’ve already made up my mind that he’s the culprit) is that he has been stalking Trish (Julie Hesmondhalgh) and the photographs he has come to light. However, is he really capable of rape as well or merely a stalker? Which is bad enough in itself…

Cath & Jim on the move ~ Cath (Sarah Parish) and Jim are making plans to move away and start again. Cath’s visit to see Trish to give her the news is met with a frosty reception and marching orders. I think it’s safe to say that friendship is most definitely over with. Does that put Jim fully out of the frame for the crimes?

Naughty Tom! ~ Tom (Adam Wilson) is not only caught out with porn on his mobile phone, much to the horror of his mum, but she also decides that the best way forward is to break the device. That’ll teach you a lesson, Tom! The link to the taxi driver and his son is also made, so that door is obviously not closed yet.

Divorce for the Latimers? ~ Mark (Andrew Buchan) and Beth (Jodie Whittaker) are still going through their rough patch. As Mark takes off to find Joe Miller (Matthew Gravelle) and finally get some answers, Beth tells Chloe (Charlotte Beaumont) that she is going to ask him for a divorce. It appears that Mark’s behaviours has been causing the rift in their marriage, and his behaviour is due to his preoccupation with what happened to their son.

Melancholy Mark ~ Mark’s trip to see Joe is fruitful in as much as he comes away with the confession he has been hankering after. However, Mark’s ability to cope with what he had expected to hear versus the grief he carries deep within leads him to a suicide attempt. The filming of this is quite something, deeply moving and powerful.


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