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Made in Italy aka The Long Way Round
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Homeland Season 08 (TV Series)
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Release: June 2019
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The Hot Zone (TV mini series)
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The Rook (TV Series)
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Release: 2019 (STARZ)
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Kevin (Probably) Saves The World: #1.12
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Homeland Season 07 (TV series)
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Das Boot (TV series)
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Release: 23 Nov 2018 on SKY (Germany)
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Chicken/Egg (short film)
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The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts
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No Man's Land
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Broadchurch finale tonight!
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We know completely NOTHING, null, zero about what will happen in tonight's Broadchurch filnale. So, before you find out if Joe Miller is guily or not guilty and who killed Pippa from Sandbrook, check out this funny article by Sarah Doran:
The Broadchurch Oscars - From Best Waterworks to the Ultimate Cliffhanger, we honour Broadchurch's most memorable performances
Male – David Tennant
They say a good actor can cry on demand but David Tennant takes instant waterworks to a whole new level by leaking buckets from up his sleeve...
Female – Olivia Colman
She's got the sleuthing and the sass down to a fine art but Olivia Colman's Ellie Miller has the crying game sewn up too.Nobody knows how to weep like this formidably feisty woman, who certainly won't call on anyone to comfort her in her hour of need.
Best Temper Tantrum
She began life as the meek and mild Claire, hiding out from her allegedly murderous man Lee Ashworth (James D’Arcy), but was soon tearing up the scenery – quite literally.The minute Alec Hardy told her he was washing his hands of her lying ways she lost the plot and totally trashed the kitchen – in style.
Best Smouldering Stare (giff above)
A decent staring-into-the-middle-distance face is clearly a prerequisite for any Broadchurch actor but being able to do it while upping the temperature on televisions across the nation is no mean feat.That's why James D'Arcy's Lee Ashworth gets a category and an award of his own. Who cares if he's guilty or not, the man really knows how to look down the lens of a camera.
Best Menacing Glare
Watch an old episode of Emmerdale or Birds of a Feather and you'll probably think Pauline Quirke is one of the funniest, friendliest women on TV – spend five seconds watching her play Broadchurch's Susan Wright and you'll see her in a totally different, really quite terrifying, light.
Claire Ripley and Lee Ashworth have quite the tumultuous relationship: if they're not at it, they're at each other's throats.There's nothing funny about domestic abuse but their fully charged fisticuffs amid the foaming waves deserve the nod for the best Broadchurch showdown. Even if Ellie Miller laying into her child-killer husband is up there too.
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What does Eve Myles think about James? Plus Broadchurch ep.7 questions
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Mary Comerford from TV Choice Magazine interviewed Eve Myles (Claire Ripley from Broadchurch) and asked her what was it like working with James D’Arcy:
Eve Myles: He’s not a bad looker is he? Apart from him being really quite beautiful, he’s an incredibly generous person so it’s been really hard work! When I was told who was going to play the role I Googled to find out all about him. You’re only as good as the person opposite you and we knew we had some fantastic stuff to do, we wanted to do it proud. I would say that 99 per cent of the scenes we worked out before turning up on set because rehearsal was very short.
Episode 7 of Broadchurch aired yesterday. The synopsis was quite enigmatic:A trap is set - but will it have the desired result? Paul Coates steps in to help a figure in distress, and in a turn of events she could never have foreseen, Ellie finds herself exposed and alone.
In Metro Ross McG asks still unanswered questions before the finale:
1. Will Joe be found guilty or not guilty?
That forewoman of the jury is obviously a big X Factor fan, revelling in every anguished moment as she waited and waited to deliver the verdict in Allegedly Killer Joe’s murder trial. And that wait will go on for another week.The jury has reached a majority verdict, so, as almost every character reminded us in this episode: ‘It could go either way’.
2. Who does Lee Ashworth have waiting for him in France?
In a not-so-subtle slice of seaside symbolism, Sandbrook chief suspects Claire Ripley (Eve Myles) and Lee Ashworth (James D’Arcy) took their turbulent relationship into the water at Broadchurch beach with a rather unsettling physical fight.They then agree to go their separate ways, and Claire asks one of those questions many stay-at-home British holidaymakers have pondered at one time or another: ‘What’s so great about France?’Lee replies that nobody there knows who he is… apart from one person. So who is it? The obvious candidate is Lisa Newbury, who disappeared when her little cousin was murdered at Sandbrook. Is she waiting for Lee in a nice chateau somewhere in the Loire?
3. What are Claire and Lee hiding?
During their farewell chat in front of the chalet where Claire has been sleeping since DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) kicked her out of his safe house, she makes a pact with Lee to protect each other’s secrets.There’s a flashback to Lee looking into the mysterious incinerator at Thorp Agriservices – was he burning a body, or merely some evidence? Perhaps Claire and Lee aren’t protecting each other, but someone else. Why does Claire have the number for the office of grieving bluebell-lover Ricky Gillespie (Shaun Dooley)?Claire dodged Lee’s question about her earlier pregnancy by smacking him on the jaw, but was he going to be the father? It was Hardy who accompanied her to the clinic to get an abortion, but it seems too obvious that the detective was seeing her, even though this episode kicked off with a dreamy flashback of the two of them lying on a bed.When Lee found her on the beach, Claire was lying flat out with stones on her eyes – does that mean she is going to die in the final episode?
4. Just how much of the Sandbrook case did the police gloss over first time round?
It’s pretty obvious the parents of murdered Pippa Gillespie have a few secrets of their own, otherwise they would be seeking urgent action about how badly the case was handled.It’s slightly implausible that every week there is a new clue or witness in the Sandbrook case – just how shabby was the original investigation?Conveniently, Hardy and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) are working from a big dossier of evidence handed to them by Lee, who is, of course, a suspect. Not really great detective work, is it?
Broadchurch continues with ep. 6 tonight (9.02) on ITV, Agent Carter ep. 6 tomorrow on ABC (videos).
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Broadchurch episode 6 synopsis:
Tom Miller takes the stand at the trial of his dad Joe and Claire Ripley starts to show her true colours.The unofficial Sandbrook investigation continues further but has it finally taken its toll on Alec Hardy?
We can see that something is really amiss with Claire in this short trailer:
Tomorrow we'll see episode 6 of Agent Carter: A Sin to Err:
Peggy discovers the shocking truth about Leviathan but doesn't realize that her true enemies are even closer than she imagined. Meanwhile, Souza is close to confirming the truth about Peggy and may just put her in the crosshairs of the SSR.
Clip from episode 6: Jarvis in action!
Broadchurch episode 6 - questions and theories
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Several interesting articles, reviews and recaps of episode 6 appeared today (spoilers!)
Radio Times by Ben Dowell:
Broadchurch drops another thrilling bombshell as the spotlight falls on Eve Myles’ Claire
Episode six powered through to another blood-pumping revelation: the discovery that it was Claire who stole the crucial pendant evidence which led to Lee’s iffy exoneration in the Sandbrook case.
She has been in the spotlight for a while now but matters came to a violent head even before the bombshell final montage that showed her breaking into Alec’s wife Tess’ car and stealing the piece of jewellery while Mrs H was getting frisky with a colleague.
What was Claire’s motive? The exact nature of her relationship with Tennant’s character has not been fully explained so she may have been wanting revenge on Alec’s philandering wife. But this seems unlikely. This armchair detective suspects that she was doing it for Lee, someone she clearly has a powerful and inexplicable bond with.
Back in the present, Alec has finally had enough of Claire's lies and washed his hands of her. She in turn tore up virtually every fixture and fitting in her safe house. She certainly has a temper, that one. There was more evidence that she is sexually imprisoned by Lee, responding to his violence with a come-on followed by some energetic against-the-wall bump and grind. We have rather got the message when it comes to deducing what makes these two tick rumpy-pumpy-wise. But is this a woman who could kill for kicks?
Things aren’t looking good for her but if there is a criticism of Chibnall's writing, it is obviously setting up one character’s apparent guilt too early on for them to actually be the perpetrator. Surely he must have a few more twists and turns in his locker.
The Telegraph by Benji Wilson
Broadchurch series 2 episode 6: what does the pendant tell us? This week's episode contained a revelation about a piece of key evidence - but what does this mean for the Sandbrook case?
Claire (Eve Myles) is now looking like the real wrong ‘un in Sand-church, as episode six’s big closing twist revealed that it was she who stole the pendant from Hardy’s wife’s car. That’s the same pendant that was found in Lee Ashworth’s car, and the same pendant that Miller spotted Claire wearing in a photo – it’s the Zelig of pendants.
As said pendant belonged to murder victim Pippa Gillespie, and was the crucial piece of evidence that made Hardy suspect Ashworth all along, and the disappearance led to the collapse of the original case, you could say that this is the rocket locket that holds the key to the entire Sandbrook mystery. We’ve certainly been encouraged to see it as such – Claire’s entire turnaround from browbeaten victim to most likely perpetrator has all hinged on this single piece of shonky neckwear.
If this seems like a major development we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves - with two episodes to go Broadchurch’s writer Chris Chibnall is still asking as many questions as he answers. Later Ashworth said to Claire, “We had a plan”. Was nabbing the pendant part of that plan? Was the photo taken before or after she stole it from the car? Did Claire just like pendants? Was she an Accessorize junky?
Most of all, wacko psychic Steve Connelly (Will Mellor) cropped up in the trailer once again. Why might that be? Because in the first series he told Hardy he had a message from his spirit guide about… “the pendant”. It all leads to one further question – where is the pendant now? There’s plenty hanging on it.
Are Claire and Lee into some kinky stuff? A hideously stylised sex scene in Lee Ashworth’s stone-walled hilltop bothy suggested that, at the very least, they both like a bit of rough and tumble. There have been hints too that the Gillespies, their next-door neighbours in Sandbrook, may have been in to some similarly funny business.
Other reviews and recaps:
Broadchurch episode 6 review: Betrayals, breakdowns and blubbing that left us blind-sided - Wales On-Line
Has Broadchurch got its mojo back? - Entertainmentwise
Broadchurch series 2 episode 6 recap: "Skilled and manipulative" - Digital Spy
Broadchurch, review: 'back on form' - The Telegraph
Are we in store for a satisfying ending after all? - The Guardian
Like most of the reviewers I think it was a good episode. I have only one complaint: not enough of Lee Ashworth!