Broadchurch S3 E2: With more unfolding in Trish’s case, the credibility of her story was questionable. What else was she reluctant to tell us?

The case was now starting to heat up and we were excited to see what was next to be uncovered!

The plot

So Trish was attacked at the manner in a beautiful garden and raped at a party with no knowledge of who he was. Trish, of course was struggling. The person involved could have been any of the guests or a stranger who entered the property in the many exits. This complicated the case.

DI Hardy and DS Miller continued their investigation and visited a potential manufacturer and met Leo, who was over confident and slightly cocky. The blue rope that they sold may have been used when Trish was raped. They were given a list of the guests at the party and it was a long one. It would take a while to investigate. Cath and her husband were also asked to come down to the station to give a sample of DNA and to confirm their whereabouts on Saturday night.

The detectives were a little irritable in this episode and they seemed like they were on different planets. DI Hardy was very eager to get evidence from Trish, whilst DS Miller wanted to wait till she was ready. It caused a bit of tension between them. This was one of the few things that they did not agree on. The rest was pretty in sync and they were able to both see the evidence presented to them in the same way.

As we know, Beth Mortimer was assigned to advise Trish about her Situation. DS Miller wanted her to speed it up her video interview so that they could catch the man faster. He was walking free and they are unaware of his intentions. Trish felt that she was not ready for the full interview and did not feel comfortable telling others about what happened. Beth seemed to understand how Trish was feeling and provided some well needed reassurance.

After talking to Ian (Trish’s husband), they found out some important evidence. Trish had an argument with her husband at the night of the party, with Trish leaving first to presumably get the same taxi (Budmouth Taxis) that she arrived in. She was co-orting with various men at the party and so she was clearly drunk. This brought the question: With her drunk state, could she have voluntarily had sex? Was her recollection hazy and slightly inaccurate?

The taxi driver from Budmouth Taxis was suspicious looking and was very reluctant to give a DNA sample to the detectives, unless he knew the full story. He took a lot of people to and from the party and waited for Trish’s return journey but she did not turn up.

A lot was going on in Broadchurch and the residents were all suffering in some way.  The Mortimer family looked calm on the surface but were still struggling with Joe being free. Their claim of £11,000 was not enough to bring their son back. They were still understandably affected by the ordeal three years on.

And now they would all know about the case as it was published in the news, with the hope that it would bring in some witnesses.

Trish was slightly forced into doing her video evidence and she seemed comfortable despite this. Trish said the she talked to many people at the party and talked with work friends and seemed to drink a lot that night. She heard her name or “Hi” and she walked down the path towards the stream. She said that she was then hit by a what felt like a piece of wood. She described how she woke up, gagged and on her back with a man going forward and back. She thinked she remembered walking home.

Trish also revealed that she had consensual unprotected with an online stranger from a dating app on the morning of the attack. She failed to tell the detectives something important and now DI Hardy was having doubts about her story. And to make it more suspicious, she refused to tell the detectives who it was? She said it had nothing to do with the case…

What else was she not telling him? She walked out the interview as it was distressing, and was later surprised to get a text that night from unknown – “Shut up. Shut up OR ELSE”! Was this the killer or was it a friend who was trying to keep her safe?

Final Thoughts

So I was on tenterhooks while watching this episode and felt that I got a better idea of some of the evidence. It was intense and I got the sense that something was not quite right in Broachchurch.

My thoughts on Trish are getting a bit more complex – I previously thought that she was innocent and quiet, but after this episode, I have more doubts. She did not tell the detectives who she slept with that morning, and as it was useless to the case, why would it matter if she told them?

We were introduced to some new characters too – and got to know the Mortimers a bit more, whilst being introduced to Leo, the manufacturer owner. it seemed like all of them were sneaky after being interviewed by the detectives and had things to hide. We don’t know thought until the end, as they could be red herrings, just put there to confuse us.

I am also tempted to find out who “unknown” ! That text in the closing stages of the episode suggested that Trish may not be safe after all and that she maybe knew him?

Either way, I expect more great things from DI Hardy and DS miller as they dig deeper into this mystery. I just hope that the next episode answers more of my remaining questions.

Let me know what you think of the review or the episode.

Bye guys 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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