TV Review – ‘Grantchester’, Series 4, Episode 5

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

I’ve seen Series 4, Episode 5 of ‘Grantchester’ and it’s the penultimate one of the season. I enjoyed this episode very much. It’s sad we’re coming to the end of Series 4, but I’m looking forward to start watching the first three seasons of ‘Grantchester’ on DVD with my parents so that I can catch up on it.

In this episode, Tom Brittney as Will Davenport receives a phone call about his father beating up someone who is accused for theft. Will asks Robson Green as Geordie Keating for help as they go to his ancestral home. This is an intriguing episode where we get to see Will’s background and upbringing in the series.

We meet Will’s parents including Nathaniel Parker as Thomas Davenport and Jemma Redgrave as Amelia Davenport. Wow! Jemma Redgrave is in this! She played Kate Stewart in ‘Doctor Who’. It was interesting to learn about the family history since Will’s upbringing wasn’t pleasant as many presume.

Very soon, in the episode, a grisly murder takes place. This is when one of Thomas Davenport’s business partners/friends gets murdered during the night and never wakes up with blood on the bed. Throughout the episode, Thomas Davenport becomes despicable in the murder case and to his family.

I was compelled as to how Will’s family react to his position as a vicar. There’s a sense of disgruntlement and disapproval from Will’s father. The relationship between Will and his mother was intriguing, especially when she tells him good things about his father whilst she’s trying to defend him.

Throughout most of Series 4, Geordie’s wife, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, has had trouble at work since one of her work colleagues sexually assaulted her in Series 4, Episode 3. In this episode, Cathy reveals to Geordie what happened to her. It’ll be interesting to see what takes place next in this specific storyline.

It turns out I was wrong! Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Chapman hasn’t left the series. She’s still around when Will sees her and he tells her things aren’t ship-shape since she left her housekeeper role. There’s still tension between her and Al Weaver as Leonard Finch when she comes to inspect things at the vicarage.

The episode ends on a punch – literally, I mean. Leonard Finch becomes a bit of a jerk in the episode, especially when asking the Archdeacon around to sort out a…petty case of a little girl stealing money. Leonard criticises Will’s efforts as a vicar before Will ends the episode by giving Leonard a punch. Wow!!!

I don’t know what’s to come next for Will Davenport in the series and how Series 4 is going to end. I imagine the finale will be pretty tension-driven and emotionally-charged. I hope it won’t be the end of Will Davenport’s time in the series. Maybe James Norton might make a return as Sidney in the series.

With hope, my review on Series 4, Episode 6 of ‘Grantchester’ will be up on my blog next week.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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