Broadchurch (2013–2017)
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Episode #3.8 

Ellie and Hardy uncover the truth behind Trish Winterman's rape, and lives in Broadchurch are changed forever.


Chris Chibnall (created by), Chris Chibnall




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... D.I. Alec Hardy
Olivia Colman ... D.S. Ellie Miller
Georgina Campbell ... D.C. Katie Harford
Lenny Henry ... Ed Burnett
Becky Brunning Becky Brunning ... Lindsay Lucas
Sebastian Armesto ... Clive Lucas
Deon Lee-Williams Deon Lee-Williams ... Michael Lucas
Andrew Buchan ... Mark Latimer (as Andy Buchan)
Jodie Whittaker ... Beth Latimer
Ines De Clercq Ines De Clercq ... Danielle Lawrence
Chris Mason ... Leo Humphries
Matthew Hopkinson ... Alex the Muso
Charlie Higson ... Ian Winterman
Sarah Parish ... Cath Atwood
Julie Hesmondhalgh ... Trish Winterman


Clive Lucas is arrested after his wife finds keys belonging to Trish and other fares hidden in his garage but then CCTV evidence suggests collusion between Clive's shy, virginal son Michael and the shifty Leo Humphries. A statement from Michael goes some way to unmasking Trish's attacker and a link to the other rapes, closing the case at last. Maggie and Paul now compare positive futures whilst the Wintermans and Latimers also decide on the best way to move forward. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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16 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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This is the final episode of the series. See more »


When Trish talks about remembering somebody calling her name, and recalling feeling an object hitting her, this is not possible. The brain injury caused by physical trauma means that moments or minutes are lost before the hit because the brain is not able to record these events. There is no way that Trish would have remembered somebody calling her name, let alone the feeling of the hit. See more »

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A tidy closure wasn't enough.
17 April 2017 | by legotimelordSee all my reviews

This epic British crime drama has come to its ultimate end. It has been a pleasure sticking with it from 2013, when it shocked millions of viewers with its clever twist and superb acting.

Throughout the final season the mystery evolves steadily and carefully, but not too slow. You can feel it was all intelligently planned out and you know every detail will come into place by the end.

The final episode provided the answers to all unanswered questions and didn't leave a lot of new questions, either. It has been confirmed there won't be another season of Broadchurch and this episode made that fact clear.

The series' leads Tennant and Colman prove to be one of the best actors on British television in yet another set of perfectly constructed lines, while Whittaker and Buchan, who play the Latimers, also excel in their roles for the short time they're in the episode. The cinematography, as well as the scenery, remain beautiful.

And even though I've hoped, for the sake of this beloved show, the episode is not innocent. The main problem has got to be its length. Chibnall is an incredible writer, but the amount of story he tried to put in the 45 minutes is too much. If it were an hour-long episode, I'm certain the dialogues would have been more natural and make more sense.

What we've seen is, unfortunately, a rushed finale. Once again, the twist was good and the acting incredible, we all know Broadchurch mastered those. However, this being the final ever episode, I feel like it did deserve much more depth and Chibnall could have reached that with additional minutes.

What we got is a nice, tidy closure, with fast and short, unsatisfying dialogues and story line. And for the series finale of a show like this, I honestly think we deserved more...

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