It’s been practically two years for the reason that first collection of ITV’s The Bay, however the police drama wasted no time in thrusting us again into the motion.
Breaking the normal rule of TV whodunnits the place essentially the most recognisable visitor star is often the killer, essentially the most well-known face becoming a member of the cast for The Bay season 2 was killed off earlier than the opening credit even started.
A pleasant household barbecue was halted in its tracks, with a 10-year-old boy the one witness to the homicide.
Making little or no try to masks their id, the shooter was clearly a gun for rent, with small particulars such because the slicing wi-fi cables to disconnect the CCTV all deliberate out.
So who was behind the killing? What secrets and techniques are lurking behind the middle-class household lifetime of the Marshbrooks and why is DS Med carrying that big pink teddy bear in every single place?
Listed below are all of the burning questions we have now after collection two, episode certainly one of The Bay…
1. Who killed Stephen Marshbrook?
Nicely, we positively didn’t see that coming. Stephen Tompkinson shot and killed within the opening minutes of the collection.
We’re positive he’ll pop up once more in flashback sequences, however it was a daring and crafty transfer to solid such a recognisable face because the sufferer, which added to the shock worth of the present’s opening scenes.
Stephen’s son, 10-year-old Oliver, was the one witness, however to this point he’s been too traumatised to disclose a lot concerning the killer.
Oliver did managed to speak that the killer had a recognisable two-headed chook tattoo – which he handily left totally seen for anybody close by to see. However the query isn’t actually the id of the shooter, however reasonably who employed them to drag the set off.
Early suspects from throughout the household are Stephen’s bolshy father-in-law Invoice Bradwell, performed by James Cosmo, was has been compelled out of the household solicitors enterprise he arrange and into retirement.
Equally shifty is brother-in-law Mark (Steven Robertson), who has causes to carry a grudge after being seemed over as a companion within the enterprise. Alongside together with his spouse Stella (Sunetra Sarker), Marks appears eager to start out pulling the strings now that Stephen has gone.
2. Who was driving the Vauxhall Corsa?
The homicide was cleverly deliberate which means that no alarms or CCTV footage could possibly be discovered. However the one potential shot of somebody driving a stolen Vauxhall Corsa close by could possibly be an important clue.
Was the killer behind the wheel? Or presumably even the individual pulling the strings behind the scenes.
3. What actually went on with Grace?
Stephen had three kids, 19-year-old Oliver, gap-year backpacker Jamie (Jack Archer) and tearaway teen Grace (Amy James-Kelly).
Grace seems to be an important to the central storyline and is an early suspect for the police as she refuses to even method her household concerning the loss of life.
A black sheep within the household after being caught stealing a automotive from her grandad, the household are reluctant to shed any mild on what actually went on with Grace.
Though Grace cuts an unlikely felony determine, her employed Frank Mercer (Owen McDonnell) was positioned excessive on our early record of suspects. Eager to offer Grace an alibi, his fatherly instincts in direction of Grace raised some purple flags over what his position within the collection could find yourself being.
4. What was burnt on the barbecue?
Whereas DS Med spent a lot of the episode bungling errors and carrying a large teddy bear across the police station – what was that every one about? – Lisa was busy discovering clues that no one else had noticed.
Lisa could have been demoted after her antics within the final collection, however she’s the one individual on this crew of detectives who appears able to piecing collectively the proof.
A big spot was the paperwork discovered within the barbecue. It might have been paper laying round the home used to start out the hearth. Or it might need been a extra vital authorized contract – maybe one lately signed by Stephen – handily burnt to a crisp.
5. What’s Joe Absolom as much as?
Life at residence for Lisa remains to be a battle, particularly now that she’s on a diminished revenue. Her children Abbie (Imogen King) and Rob (Artwork Parkinson) are nonetheless sulky squabbling youngsters and within the closing second of their episode, their dad Andy Warren (Joe Absolom) rocked up.
Absolom spent a lot of the episode lurking behind his steering wheel and watching Lisa and the children from afar. So we suspect that his arrival isn’t going to be the start of a joyous household reunion.
Will his look tie into the central storyline? It will be a bit far-fetched, so we hope not, however maybe he’ll present some additional obstacles for Lisa as she tries to deal with the case.
Watch The Bay on Wednesdays at 9pm.
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Watch The Bay collection 1 on BritBox.