This is a review of In the Dark, S1 E2 BBC series.
The General Plot
We followed the case of the abduction and murders of these young girls and it progressed very quickly… maybe too quickly.
I found the episode very infuriating. I found the characters especially Helen very farfetched. She was pregnant and was getting to “stuck in” to the personal case. And to top it all off, she was getting Paul her husband and her friend, Phillip involved in it. The trio went suspect hunting and take things into their own hands. There is a risk that someone will get hurt, or the baby would get hurt.
While on their murderer pursuit they found Poppy and nailed the man who did it. Good on them!
The character of Helen is a bit like marmite. I, in particular have mixed feelings about her and have little sympathy for her issues. She can get very focused on something and do it well. She can also make a lot of mistakes…. like having an affair and getting pregnant with who’s baby? I did find a little sympathy for her when she explained about her childhood abuse, by a man, who was closely linked to a woman Bates was having an affair with. It all got a bit too much for Helen, but it did not take away the fact that she had cheated. Poor Paul was so shocked and then so angry by it, that he closed connections with her.
The ending to this episode would have happily closed the series. The man was caught, Helen could get Peter Bates the negative attention he deserved and then have the baby with Adam. But no…
It was not enough and the introduction of new characters just seems like a ploy to extend the series for no reason.
I was not a fan of this episode. These crime series are often made too long or too full that you can never really keep track of what is going on or who is who.
Not as good as last weeks. I must say. 3 stars, but I hope for the sake of the ratings that the next few episodes are good.
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