Quick TV Episode Review – ‘Grantchester’, Series 3, Episode 6

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

Here we are on the last episode of Series 3 of ‘Grantchester’! I’ve enjoyed Series 3 and the season finale has been satisfying. It’s sad one of the romances in the episode didn’t become successful in the end, but I expected it to be so. I am happy with how Sidney and Geordie’s characters turned out.

In the episode, a little boy called Archie Reilly runs into the church and claims that a man tried to abduct him. Robson Green as Geordie thinks that the boy is lying before Archie’s brother Jacob goes missing. Once more, Geordie seeks James Norton as Sidney’s help to unravel the peculiar mystery. 🙂

It should be pointed out that no actual murder gets committed in the episode, which makes a change. It’s also intriguing how the episode goes in various directions with the boys’ mother claiming that her husband is a serial philanderer whilst Geordie is targeting the school teacher as responsible.

Geordie does go too far when he’s interrogating the school teacher and Sidney uncovers the truth about what’s going on. Geordie hasn’t been able to receive forgiveness from his wife Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy. It was good to see the scene where Sidney forgave Geordie for having an affair.

Thankfully, the mystery gets solved and Geordie gets to reunite with Cathy. I like how the messages of forgiveness are portrayed in the episode, especially when it comes to marriage. Thinking ahead, it’s interesting how Geordie keeps up to that promise of his marriage to Cathy during Series 4 and 5.

Speaking of marriage, Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Maguire ends up getting married to Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman. I like how that story arc gets resolved with Mrs. Maguire and Jack Chapman ending up married to each other. Mrs. M/Mrs. C also displays her maternal side towards Sidney’s character.

The romantic aspect of Al Weaver as Leonard’s relationship with Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel gets resolved in this episode, especially when they seem to start having a romance together. This is confirmed, when no-one’s looking, as they kiss each other at the episode’s end. How will it turn out? 😀

Sadly, the romance Sidney hoped to have with Morven Christie as Amanda doesn’t go according to plan. He tries to write a letter of resignation to the church in order to be with Amanda, but doesn’t send it. He realises the people of Grantchester need him. Thus the departure of Amanda takes place here.

And so we come to an end, for me, with the ‘Grantchester’ series. I’ve enjoyed watching the first three seasons of ‘Grantchester’, exploring Sidney and Geordie’s friendship in crime-solving. I hope to revisit the first three seasons of ‘Grantchester’ sometime soon and look forward to see more of it. 🙂

Please feel free to check out my current reviews on Series 4 of ‘Grantchester’ including Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5 and Episode 6 as well as Series 5 of ‘Grantchester’ including Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5 and Episode 6.

I look forward to when Series 6 of ‘Grantchester’ comes on ITV1 and I hope to do a retrospective on the ‘Grantchester’ series overall soon.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂


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