Throughout this series, we’ve examined the theme of identity – who we once were, and how experiences change us.
There were no more stark examples of these shifting identities than Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox. We know all about Rob’s previous identity, but Cassie’s previous identity story is more complex. After she lost her parents, she coped with the trauma by inventing an imaginary friend called Lexie. She used this identity when she became an undercover police officer. And now? The real Lexie Mangan turned up dead and she has assumed the real Lexie Mangan’s identity to infiltrate a houseful of students to find who killed her.
With nothing too much happening in the Katy Devlin case, we spent pretty much the whole episode with Cassie/Lexie. And of course, this is a problem for many people – halfway through a compelling murder case, we were off to meet and get to know a new bunch of characters and dive headfirst into what is essentially a brand new story.
And so we saw Cassie/Lexie creep around the house, trying to get to know her housemates. Abby, in particular, was acting a bit too friendly-friendly, and Daniel was obviously the leader of the group, even though some of the others resented his quiet and menacing superiority.
She also met the mysterious figure who sent threatening messages to Jonathan Devlin – it was obvious that Lexie was into something way above her head.
There was plenty of edgy jeopardy scenes here where Cassie may or may not be found out, especially when Daniel spiked her drink at a party, wrapped his hands around her neck as she floundered and asked her who she was.
Back in Dublin, Rob was further coming apart at the seams – he also went to a party, had a knee-trembler with a young woman in an alleyway and then had an attack of some nature, which left him incapacitated
There’s still no sign of Shane Waters, and it still feels like the whole Cassie/Lexie story is a bit of a distraction. But these two stories, however disparate they seem at the moment will come together, and I’m still intrigued to find out how they will come together.
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