After last week’s portentous episode, when it appeared that doom was descending on the township of Fortitude from all directions, things couldn’t get worse – could they? With the opener offering up a lot of questions and very few answers, as you would expect, it’s time now for the path to become clearer. First we have to discover the identity of the headless body found in the snow. As was pretty clear, it was the barfly we heard raving about demons and cannibalism – but we still don’t know who he was, or what he was doing in Fortitude.
Woo-hoo! ‘Cassie and Sunny sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!’ Well, not quite, but tonight’s Unforgotten did give us an almost lighthearted interlude displaying the superb comedy chops of Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nicola Walker (more of which later).It was welcome because there is an inherent sadness shot through writer Chris Lang’s creation – a psychologically astute treatise on the folly of youth, the loss of innocence and our inability to fulfil the fervent wish to escape the mistakes we made and live a better life – or as Quantum Leap earnestly intoned – ‘striving to put right what once went wrong’.
NB: Spoilers inside