This is the episode that The Capture turned into The Matrix.
Yes, you heard me correctly. The Matrix.
Before we get to that proclamation, there was some stuff to get through. A lot of stuff.
We last saw Shaun Emery (Callum Turner, surely going through the worst week known to humankind) surveying the body of Hannah Roberts in the boot of a car he was given to escape. He was being stitched up, of that there was no doubt.
Interestingly, Roberts was reckoned to have been dead for a matter of hours, not weeks, which suggested, sadly, that she had been kept alive right up until that moment.
DS Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) managed to catch up with him, and as he overpowered her and stole her car he told her the real address he had been taken to – it wasn’t Belgravia. Carey and an incredulous Patrick went to visit the address and what do you know? It looked exactly the same as the house in Belgravia. Exactly the same.
Ron Perlman’s sinister boss man let them in and explained that he could not divulge the work they do there because well, because he couldn’t. He explained that the painting on the wall that depicted the American Cicil War war showed the real hero of the war – General Ulysses S Grant. A spot of post-meeting googling meant that Rachel fully understood the significance of this painting – it was a fake and was used at the time to spread what is now called ‘fake news’. The Man had been flaunting his video chicanery in front of their faces.
The Man then got on the phone to his insider at Counter Terrorism… DSU Gemma Garland. He wanted Carey wiped out.
Broadcasting expert Levy had already been taken out by The Man’s men, and now only Carey stood in their way.
Elsewhere, Emery had been knocked down by a van as he tried to escape again. This time the people who had captured him were on his side.
And this is where The Matrix comparisons came in. The people who had nabbed him were revealed to be a cell of tech-savvy vigilantes. They knew all the CCTV blind spots, new the system inside out and called themselves the Pilgrims Of Justice. The head of this group? Hannah Roberts’ lawyer friend, Charlie (who I thought might be one of the suspects.)
It was all a bit far-fetched, but such was the pace and ferocity of this episode I found myself going with it.
And go with it I did, when Danny Hart told Carey – after she showed up at a dinner with his wife and threatened to reveal everything unless he told her what was going on – to look more closely at Hannah Roberts.
And this is what the question I was waiting to be answered: who was Hannah Roberts? Why was she murdered? And why did every intelligence operative in London want to find her?
It felt like she was involved in something big. Something that people would murder for.
At the end of this episode, Carey had been suspended (by Garland) and Patrick had stumbled onto something – he had found CCTV footage of Hannah on the bus, which exonerated Emery. (I was pleased Patrick got to do something instead of being a bit of stooge whose life was in danger.)
With twists and turns galore, this is shaping up to be exactly what the doctor ordered – high-concept, fun and tense all the way through.
READ MORE: OUR EPISODE ONE REVIEW
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