Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Shetland Series 3, Episode 2

Shetland 3 DS Alison ‘Tosh’ Mcintosh (ALISON O’DONNELL), DI Jimmy Perez (DOUGLAS HENSHALL)

The second episode of series 3 cranked up the tension as the Robbie Monroe storyline gained speed, and Jimmy Perez's chasing of Michael Maguire continued apace. Albeit it ended with Maguire being shot and falling off a cliff to his death.

The show continues to create an atmosphere of eerieness and fear all while the majority of the action takes place in daylight. The script cleverly restricts information from us but does not keep us totally in the dark, such as the introduction of the mysterious man on the phone at the start of the episode who discarded a phone into the loch.  His reappearance at the conclusion chasing Maguire across cliff tops was done with great assurance.

The show showed Perez bend the rules to in part fear on Maguire, yet Maguire knows his rights as an ex-prisoner. And the reveal at the end of the episode showing us that Maguire is in fact a Macguffin was a bold show of storytelling confidence from the production.  

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