That was an excellent episode. Susan Wright has been such an enigma up until now. She’s been creepy and strange, but I had no idea she was hiding such a dark and disturbing past. Even when she’s “telling the truth,” Susan still has an agenda. She’s such an interesting contradiction. And Nige. We get major insight into what his problem with Susan is, but we still don’t know the whole truth about him yet. He was going hunting with Danny behind the back of the Latimer family, but why? What about Tom? Why were they fighting and why did Tom hate Danny so much? What did Hardy find on Tom’s computer and will it lead him to the murderer? We also discover the real story about the Sandbrook case. Hardy’s trying to protect his child and by default his ex-wife from the truth of it. I don’t know if I can wait until next week to find out how all of this ends.
I really didn’t expect such a disturbing and sad story. Who sees beauty in death? A woman who has personal experience with the tragedy of it. Susan has absolutely no love or respect for the police. She had a family – a husband, two daughters and a son – until it was all taken away from her. Her husband was molesting the older daughter and had made a move on the younger one. The older daughter wasn’t going to allow her father to touch her sister and he killed her for it. He claimed Susan not only knew what was going on, but had a part in it. So her remaining children were taken away. Her husband was sentenced to life in prison and hanged himself ten months later. After the law changed, Susan was able to track her son down. The only problem? Nige had no idea he was adopted.
Why would Nige’s biological mother accuse him of Danny’s murder? She wasn’t close enough to see his face, but she seems certain he’sÂ guilty. Why? Because Nige is his father’s son. According to Susan, Nige has got that in him. BecauseÂ Nige has been caught lying to the police more than once, he looks guilty of something. First he gave a false alibi for Mark that didn’t hold up for very long. His second alibi is contradicted by his mother and falls apart. Nige tells Hardy he was out stealing pheasants from an estate that night. He made it look like a break in so he wouldn’t get caught. But if Susan is to be believed, that’s not the true story either. But what reason would Nige have to kill Danny? And why would he go hunting with Danny and Dean and not want anyone to know about it?
We finally learn the truth about the Sandbrook case. Maggie and Olly find out about Hardy’s health problems and agree to keep mum about that if they give him an exclusive. What choice does Hardy really have? He wants to solve this case before he’s kicked off it or before it kills him so he agrees to the story. Not only do we discover he wasn’t responsible for losing a vital piece of evidence in the case, but we realize why he and his ex-wife broke up – she was having an affair. She had the pendant – the smoking gun – in her custody. She stopped at a hotel to celebrate, but her car was broken into and the pendant was stolen. Why did she stop at the hotel? To meet her lover. And Hardy took the blame to protect his daughter- a daughter who he keeps leaving voice mails for and who does not return his calls. He’s still looking for any other evidence in the Sandbrook case that will help connect their prime suspect to the crime. It’s still an open case.
Bonus: I still love Hardy and Miller’s adversarial working relationship. I love the push and pull between those two, I love that they don’t really see eye to eye and I love the way they have a hard time working together. I feel like they make each other better, even if they can barely stand to work together.
The season finale of Broadchurch airs Wednesday, Sept 25th at 10/9c on BBC America.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
Interview: Henri Esteve on Grown-ish Season 3
An interview with Henri Esteve, who plays Javi on Freeform’s Grown-ish. He talks about his season three experience.
For All Mankind Season 2: Talking with Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger [Exclusive]
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the hooks of For All Mankind is that it’s very much a story about the women of NASA. In Season 2, we explore the journeys of the women in the program, either through their own service or through their family affiliations. Four of those…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Season Finale [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale episodes.] How’s everyone after that finale? I will freely admit I got a little misty in episode eight as John told Sara why he loved her, and later that he wanted her despite what he might forfeit, and then at the end when he…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness [Exclusive]
Hands down, one of the best surprises of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is that the serial killer this season has been front and center alongside the cast as a fully-formed character. We’ve watched Libby Hatch devolve from a prim, mild-mannered nurse to a woman in a rage hell-bent on…
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Relationship Recap: John and Sara
[Warning: Spoilers for “Belly of the Beast” and “Memento Mori”] If you’ve read me for a while (thank you!), you know two things — I lean way, way in on the characters I adore and I loathe love geometry arcs. So, I’m torn about where we are and where we…
Louriza Tronco Talks The Order Season 2 [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 2.] The Order’s second season is dark yet delightful entertainment on many levels, and one of its biggest sources of joy and snark is the sassy Gabrielle Dupres. Last season, she was assertive and deadly and fairly annoyed with the world. This season, she’s been…
Previewing Netflix’s Virgin River
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Full disclosure: I have a Netflix account for my Mom, but I’m not a regular viewer. If I get a heads up on something, I’ll go look for it, but I don’t have a wander across its offerings, which, as I understand it, is how most…
Final Thoughts From the Killjoys Team [Exclusive]
This is the day of the week I’d normally hit you up with a Killjoys preview, but now that we’ve put the series to bed and released Team Awesome Force into the wild, I have one more treat for you–some final thoughts excerpted from my conversations with the Killjoys folks….
Michelle Lovretta Talks Wrapping Up Killjoys [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the series finale.] To quote Miss Jackson, “That’s the end?” Yes, friends, it is. And like I promised you, everything would be, was, and is alright. I went to the Killjoys source, series creator Michelle Lovretta, who wrote the last episode, to break down that delicious finale….
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…