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4 minutes ago, Eric86 said:

Nonsensical episode. Carmichael is a terrible character, pantomime villain. Such an OTT performance from the actor. Jesus Mary Joseph and the wee donkey. 

 

I love her. I think she's great.

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I loved Charmichael's smug turn in the last series, but it was turned up to 11 here and just became risible.

 

I hope Kate's motivation is cleared up in the next episode because it didn't make any sense, apart from triggering a car chase that didn't go anywhere.

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Carmichael is one of the most odious characters I’ve ever seen on TV. I want to punch the screen every time I see her, and I’m so not a violent man! Great performance from Anna Maxwell Martin. She just oozes whenever she appears.

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22 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

Carmichael is one of the most odious characters I’ve ever seen on TV. I want to punch the screen every time I see her, and I’m so not a violent man! Great performance from Anna Maxwell Martin. She just oozes whenever she appears.

 

Totally agree.  She's ace!

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I like to pretend that Carmichael is the same character Anna Maxwell-Martin plays in Motherland and the icy seething directed at everyone is just a result of the fact her husband does nothing to help out around the house.

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Anna Maxwell-Martin is so good that it’s impossible to believe her performance as Carmichael is anything other than intentionally snide.
 

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Is it just the result of a career’s worth of fighting in a man’s world to get where she is, or is she actively hampering the investigation on the Chief’s orders? 
 

I always got the impression from the last series that she was straight as an arrow, but they’re certainly inferring otherwise here even if it is just misdirection.

 

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I’m sure we’re meant to think that Carmichael is bent but I’m pretty sure she is just playing by the book.

 

By the way does anyone listen to the podcast with the guy who played Dot Cottan presenting? It’s quite good.

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I listened to the first one, but when they started speculating on what might happen I turned it off as I didn't want to be watching it wondering if they'd come true or not.

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There’s no way Carmichael is H or ocg connected. I think she’s a Rottweiler just like Ted and that integrity of hers is being used by higher ups to remove him.

 

Surely there’s got to be a season 8 after this. There’s no way everything can be wrapped up now in one episode. Well it can, but not in a good way!

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14 minutes ago, Glasgowchivas said:

Surely James Nesbitt's character is not actually dead and it's some other poor bastard in that villa in his place?

Has to be. Why on earth would they bother with a couple of pictures of such a well known actor if he wasn't going to appear at some point. They could have used anyone and it would not have made any difference to the ongoing narrative.

 

They are some wild theories about Thurwell out there that seem crazy

 

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Such as the main Spanish police officer who confirmed they were dead was Nesbitt as his eyes looked the same! Seems a stretch too far even for this show.

 

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4 hours ago, memories said:

In regards to the spolier, does it though?

 

I read that theory too and it would be amazing, it needs to embrace the ridiculousness.

 

They could have an episode set abroad like they used to do on Only Fools and Horses or Are You Being Served. Hilarity ensues.

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I think there’s a real possibility that Nesbitt won’t even appear in this series at all, which would be amazing. Maybe he just pops up right at the end. Just a massive setup up for series 8.

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6 hours ago, Glasgowchivas said:

Surely James Nesbitt's character is not actually dead and it's some other poor bastard in that villa in his place?

 

I assumed that too, otherwise it's a massive troll on the part of Mercurio.

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Nesbitt has only recently been in another BBC drama (Bloodlands, it was shit), so I wouldn't expect him to be in this so soon. Next season as the final big bad, most likely.

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I'll eat my WSP if it all ends next episode. The BBC needs this more than David Attenborough if it wants to keep going in its current licenced form.

 

Watch as Mercurio releases a statement in the next ten days about the next series.

 

*Warm Scalp Protector

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10 hours ago, sofasurfer said:

Has to be. Why on earth would they bother with a couple of pictures of such a well known actor if he wasn't going to appear at some point. They could have used anyone and it would not have made any difference to the ongoing narrative.

 

They are some wild theories about Thurwell out there that seem crazy

 

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Such as the main Spanish police officer who confirmed they were dead was Nesbitt as his eyes looked the same! Seems a stretch too far even for this show.

 


forget the eyes, look at the eyebrows!

 

also Davidson never answered who she thought her father actually was. 
 

My manager and I have been taking the piss no commenting each other. She swears Carmichael is H and at first I was sure she was as well but now I’m just not sure. 
 

why did it take Kate so damned long to give up her gun?

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Surely it's that the "network of corrupt police officers" has migrated to Espania along with Nesbitt. And therefore the murder is of some nobody, rather than who we're told it is.

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On 27/04/2021 at 16:27, gizmo1990 said:

I think there’s a real possibility that Nesbitt won’t even appear in this series at all, which would be amazing.

We can but hope

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