Quick TV Episode Review – ‘Grantchester’, Series 2, Episode 6


Hello everyone! 🙂

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

And here we are on the final episode of Series 2 of ‘Grantchester’. This season has been gripping to watch with a certain story going through it about Abigail Redmond’s death and such. I’ve also found the sixth Series 2 episode of ‘Grantchester’ a happier one since it seems to start off a new beginning.

In the episode, James Norton as Sidney has been devastated by recent events. He hits the bottle and neglects his parish duties. It leads the archdeacon to suggest Leonard replacing him. I did like how Al Weaver as Leonard gradually disliked the archdeacon before he exposed him as the fraud that he is.

Meanwhile, Sidney gets shaken back into reality when Andrew Knott as Sam Milburn from the first Series 2 episode returns. Sam was the one who impregnated Abigail, causing the chain of events to happen in Series 2. Later on in this episode, there is evidence to suggest that Sam’s been murdered.

The pointing fingers get directed to Neil Morrissey as Harding Redmond and Claudie Blakley as Agatha Redmond, Abigail’s parents. I like how Sidney and Robson Green as Geordie resolve their differences and reconcile their friendship when they’re solving the mystery case featured in this tale.

Sidney is horrified to learn that Sam had an unhealthy interest in under-age girls. I like how Sidney doesn’t become convinced that the prime suspect is the one who did the ‘killing’. Gradually, Sidney and Geordie unravel who is exacting revenge on the former vicar and whether he is still alive or not.

Leonard also has an intriguing story in his relationship with Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe. Leonard is rather reluctant to take on the relationship he has with Daniel is a new direction. Leonard tries to admit his feelings to Daniel at the end but it turns out Daniel has found another love interest.

I did like the closing scenes at the end of the episode where everybody was celebrating Geordie’s birthday at the vicarage. Sidney and Geordie give each other a hug without anyone watching, which I found amusing and touching to see. Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman also returns in this episode too. 🙂

The final scene of the episode has Sidney reuniting with Morven Christie as Amanda who tells him she’s left her husband, Tom Austen as Guy Hopkins. I believe Sidney and Amanda start off a new romantic relationship together, but I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out when it comes to Series 3.

Series 2, Episode 6 has been a satisfying conclusion to this season of ‘Grantchester’. There are storylines that need to be resolved such as Leonard’s relationship with Daniel and Sidney’s relationship with Amanda, but overall I enjoyed the concluding episode to Series 2 and I look forward to more. 🙂

Here’s hoping my review on the 2016 Christmas Special of ‘Grantchester’ will be up next week.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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