One of the biggest shocks coming out of Monday’s season 2 finale, was that the amazing show will be making a comeback. David Tennant and Olivia Colman are already confirmed to return for the third season of Broadchurch. I just hope they don’t keep us waiting long…
This week Alec Hardy underwent surgery for his heart condition, finally, and for about a minute I actually thought he was about to bite the dust… seriously people?! Why do you do this to my heart?! And how cool is that that Tess is taking care of Hardy, with him asking her for them to be a family again and everything… poor guy! And this was the wife who cheated on him during his previous case and cost them the conviction.
Tom Miller takes the stand and downright lies, accusing Mark of confessing to murder Danny. After a while though he admits that Mark only felt guilty… But Ellie (my hero) is having none of it, she’s really mad at her son for what he’s putting the Latimer’s through and orders him to go home with her (Because she’s his bloody mother!)… “Yes mom” is all he’s able to say. Finally!!! The whole thing of Tom being angry at his mom for what his father did was getting weird and old.
The case against Joe Miller seems about to crumble when Bishop asks for the dismissal of the case based on the abuse of power of the police, because Mark Latimer went to see Joe in jail when he was first arrested… ohoh… luckily Jocelyn is able to prove that there was no abuse of power and the case still holds.
Speaking of Jocelyn, she finally came clean with her young helper about her condition, she’s going blind. To top it off, she got a call telling her that her mother fall over and passed away… by the way, are we all convinced by now that she and Maggie are or used to be an item, right?
In the Sandbrook front we learn quite a lot, mainly that Claire is looking guiltier by the minute. Not only is she wearing Pippa’s necklace in one of her portfolio photos, but it’s revealed that she was actually the one who broke into Tess’s car and stole the evidence… why?! She and Lee clearly have or had some kind of plan, but when they look for a house together with a setting very similar to the one in Sandbrook, they state that they can’t do it… do what?!
I have SO many questions!!!
I had two favorite moments: Beth finally letting Ellie console her and Ellie yelling at her son… priceless! Oh, and Abby Thompson letting Olly know that she desperately needs to have sex, it has nothing to do with him… pity that she then found something in his house that can help Joe’s case…
********** EDIT – ALEC HARDY AND THE PENDENT **********
As you can see in the screencap (and read on the comments below), Alec Hardy is seen wearing Pippa’s pendent.
As this is part of some sort of fantasy/nightmare he has during his anestesia, I don’t believe that he ever actually had it with him… I believe it represents something that weights on him, like the fact that he found Pippa’s body in the water, so he feels like he’s drowning. It was however very subtly done, and if there had been no comments about it, I would have missed it, so thank you :).
The whole week was getting a bit big, so, here’s Monday and Tuesday’s shows:
Jane the Virgin (Chapter 12):
This week Jane and Rafael visited Luisa in the “nut house”; Rogelio was fired from his telenovela, Milos finally found Petra and we finally learned the identity of “Sin Rostro”.
I have to admit that I love Rafael and Jane together, I love how normal their relationship is. Jaime Camil’s Rogelio is just amazing, it’s impossible not to love him, he totally broke my heart while he was dealing with the loss of his job and the fact that his daughter finally called him “dad”. Petra and Milos working together was just amazing and the fact that Jane was actually her shoulder to cry on. Finally, did you see the identity of “Sin Rostro” come?! I totally thought it was Petra’s mom… I was so mistaken!!!
“You can’t have The Passions of Santos without Santos! Then it’s just Passions, and that show failed!”
Sleepy Hollow (Spellcaster):
A lot of witchcraft going on… So, Henry is alive and well and ran into some conscious problems, but not anymore… and what’s more, Frank is working with Henry and they’re planning something nasty!
I still don’t like Katrina, and now, with the white eyes and messed up things going on, she’ll definitely turn bad at some point.
Also, how’s Ichabod and Katrina’s marriage?! They’re living under the same roof, but are they even having sex?!
Castle (I, Witness):
Poor Castle had it rough this week. After an old school classmate asks for his help as a PI, determining if he’s having an affair, and ends up being a witness for a crime that did not happen… he really had a tough time.
As entertaining as it is this whole PI thing from Castle, when does he get back to the precinct?!
Broadchurch (Episode 5):
Wow, it still amazes me how they are keeping up the quality of this show. I still have no idea who the Sandbrook killer really is, I think Tom know more about Danny’s death than he has let on.
I’m so scared that Alec is not going to survive this season… he looked really bad this last episode.
Ellie Miller is my hero! “I’m gonna solve this!”, that’s the spirit girl!
Marvel’s Agent Carter (The Iron Ceiling):
Why aren’t more people watching this show? It’s amazing! This week we got the Howling Commandos back, Thompson finally saw Peggy’s worth, while Sousa started to connect the mysterious blond to Peggy Carter.
It was great to see “Dum Dum” Dugan again and to see how the Howling commandos treat Peggy, so differently from the people from her own squad. They respect and admire her, and view her as an equal sometime, and as a superior most of the times.
Dottie… oh man, Dottie… she’s a Black Widow right? Same type of training and everything… it’s scary!
Forever (Hitler on the Half-Shell):
I really enjoyed this episode, though how can they be somehow “pardoning” Adam, after the way he had just killed that guy in the container, is beyond me.
Supernatural (About a Boy):
Mini-Dean (Dylan Everett) was just the best, almost as good as real-Dean (Jensen Ackles), he nailed it … I mean: “My voice is weird and I’ve got like nine zits and I have zero control over this. I mean, it’s up, it’s down, it’s up for no reason!”… Hilarious!
I love that they got Mrs Patmore from Downton Abbey to play the Witch, she was marvelous!
And Dean (mini and big) liking Taylor Swift?! OMG, I laughed so hard at that!
The Flash (Crazy for You):
Caitlin and Barry coming to the conclusion that they have no personal life, going up for drinks and karaoke, and then Barry not only holding her hair while she throws up, but putting her on her pajamas, getting her to bed and staying with her until she fell asleep?! Cutest thing ever!
It’s great that they both decided to move on, but was it just me, or Caitlin was a tiny bit sad that Barry had a date with another girl? Speaking of Linda, how bad was that burn Iris?! Right? Is she going to realize now, that the guy is dating, that she might have had feelings for him all along?
The thing that surprised me the most was that fact that Cisco was kind of a badass… he’s got some moves.
I love that Barry’s dad figured it out that he’s The Flash, and managed to tell him how proud he is of him and for him to be careful, without actually telling him that he knows. Barry has the best dads!
I have said a few times how much I loved the first season of Broadchurch, not I’ll tell you what, I’m liking this one even more. The intricacies of different plots together with the intricacies of the different characters is making the show infinitely more appealing to me.
Just a few notes on the most recent episode:
- Lee or Claire? When the episode begun I had no doubt (like Hardy) that Lee was responsible for the girls deaths in Sandbrook. But then, well, Claire went with him pretty easily, then he called her to tell her that he would stay away (it didn’t ring super dangerous to me), then after being a dick to Hardy he went ahead and gave him a few folders of his own investigation into Sandbrook, because he did not do it. Meanwhile, Claire does her best to frame Lee, changes her version of the events of that night, and for one so scared, her behaviour shure looks weird. One thing I think was true: Lee probably got involved with the older cousin, but I don’t think he was the one to kill them. Also, there’s someone else involved, someone who sent a bluebell to Claire.
- Are freaking serious Beth? So Ellie helps her to the house, helps her get ready to have the baby, bonds with her daughter and then she kicks her out? Still blaming her for not knowing? The shoe is really going to drop when she finds out where her husband is every single day.
- The lawyers. Bishop’s son is in jail – this was probably the case that Jocelyn refused some time earlier – as to why, we do not know. Meanwhile Jocelyn’s mother is in a facility that she obviously can’t afford, and was it just me or does Jocelyn herself have some kind of medical condition?! And what is her relation to Maggie?
- And finally, OMG, I can’t believe they went there (so to speak). Poor Ellie, this week was all about her sex life. First she goes on a girls-night.out with Claire and ends up sleeping with a random stranger (while begging him to say that he loves her… sad). Then she finally gets to court, has to detail all about her sex life with her husband and then, on top of it all, is accused of maintaining an affair with Alec Hardy (can you believe it?!)!!! Poor woman, I guess no one heard her when she was shouting at him saying that she hoped he crashed the car and had an heart attack while crashing it…
Broadchurch second season began last week and wow, it was spectacular! After an amazing first season (and a not so amazing Gracepoint), I was worried that the season two premiere would feel flat, but it was far from it. Warning… SPOILERS ahead…
The story picks up a few months after the events of the first season, with the Latimer’s coping and the town moving forward. With Miller out of town and her son Tom not wanting to see her and with Hardy (in a house finally), out of duty, but still somehow working. And then the bomb drops: Joe Miller pleads “not guilty” and his case goes to trial, driving everyone to despair.
Meanwhile, while we try to understand if Joe is actually innocent or just don’t want to go to jail, we learn that Hardy has been protecting a key witness in the Sandbrook case, meet the defense and the prosecution on Joe Miller’s case and the main suspect in the Sandbrook case.
Can’t wait for the next episode!!!
OMG OMG!!! I wasn’t expecting this today! =D ITV has just released the trailer for the second season of Broadchurch and it looks AMAZING! Ah, and the show will return as early as January 5, 2015!!!
I’m pretty sure we won’t get the full scope of the storyline until it begins, but it looks quite intriguing and heartbreaking… are they going to solve Hardy’s old case?! Who are the girls who’ve gone missing?! I’m so excited 😀 !!!
BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK!!!!! Yeah… I know it’s only Monday…
Tennant and Colman, who played DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, will be joined by Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan who portrayed the Latimers, as well as Arthur Darvill who will reprise his role as Reverend Paul Coates. This indicates that the action of the second season will take place in Broadchurch.
“While it was anticipated that Colman would return to the award-winning drama, Tennant’s participation had been under question after he signed up to star in the show’s US remake Gracepoint opposite Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn. In the British version, his character was last seen suffering a heart attack and looked so worse for wear that Chibnall recently hinted to RadioTimes.com that his days might be numbered.
Meanwhile, Colman’s DS Ellie Miller had her life ripped apart during the series finale after it emerged her husband Joe was responsible for Danny Latimer’s death.”