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BROADCHURCH mon 9pm itv thread 2

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DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Apr-13 12:03:18

Is it ok for me to start a new thread.

Can anyone tell me why Ellie says about Will Mellor's character:

"if you go into the bookshop in town all his books are in there"?
he is KNOWN to the police for this, plus the petty convictions, vehicle theft and conspiracy to defraud, they say in EP 4. So why is he allowed to write and sell these books?

blindworm Tue 16-Apr-13 16:06:13

Well I thought there were two as well because everyone seemed to say there were two, but when Beth is talking to the Sandbrook mum she sounds like she's just talking about one girl. Might just be continuity errors though. I'm just confused either way.
Just checked, and yes, the deleted texts were from March, 29th to be precise. All seems to be pointing to March, doesn't it?

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Apr-13 16:07:49

I think she is only talking about one girl, because there were two victims with two sets of parents so she is just talking about her own child? i am sure Beth says she wants to speak to one of the parents.

PuffPants Tue 16-Apr-13 16:08:23

I also think PQ's account isn't trustworthy. In her mind she is convinced she saw Nige on the beach because she can't help but see the bad in him - you've got him in you, she says. It will turn out to be Joe Miller.

BOF Tue 16-Apr-13 16:10:02

Is it significant that the texts looked to be unopened?

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Apr-13 16:12:21

I hope it's the dad, he's the only one I don't like at all.

blindworm Tue 16-Apr-13 16:13:22

I think you're right about the two girls actually. I assumed they were sisters, but they don't say that anywhere.
Tom deleted loads off his laptop. Whatever was in those files, there was a lot of it.

Northumberlandlass Tue 16-Apr-13 16:14:43

Do you think the photo's from paintballing were on the lap top?

AllOverIt Tue 16-Apr-13 16:19:03

Marking place on new thread...

As you were grin

MadBusLady Tue 16-Apr-13 16:20:59

Ooh, paintballing. Does that stuff drip? As in, could the very first scene with the boy on the cliff with the red stuff dripping from his hand be post-whatever incident happened at paintballing.

Damn it. I want to stay away from this thread to keep the surprise, but I can't...I can't...<wails>

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Apr-13 16:32:28

before the hut was broken into the dad of the murdered boy looked like he was in the park drinking beer from a bottle?
who called ellie's phone, was it whoever they chased?

Chippychop Tue 16-Apr-13 16:32:46

I think psychic is warning DT about his demise and I don't think we've seen end of PQ either

Like the thought of vicar battling with conscience

isitsnowingyet Tue 16-Apr-13 16:35:32

Has anyone remembered that Nigel was definitely seen carrying the body onto the beach. He has to be involved somehow, surely. Unless I've missed a vital clue?

NorthernLurker Tue 16-Apr-13 16:36:34

I rewatched the first episode and yes the texts he deleted were March. Which means everybody who went paintballing knows but doesn't know they know - Mark, Ollie and Nige.

Hmmmm - not looking too good for Ollie again?

NorthernLurker Tue 16-Apr-13 16:37:15

PQ says she saw Nigel. Diesn't mean she did or that he killed Danny.

blindworm Tue 16-Apr-13 16:37:36

I don't think the files on the laptop were photos. It says documents.
I think paint from a paintball would be a brighter red. However, it could be red diesel (the same thing Nige siphoned out of the tractor to put in the van) dripping down his fingers.

TheAllNewMe Tue 16-Apr-13 16:38:53

I think Eliie's son did it and Nigel helped him to move the body. Nigel has admitted to going poaching at night and taking at least one of the 2 kids with him without their parents' knowledge. Nigel, Tom and Danny were together that night, Danny died, possibly by accident, and Nigel really did row the boat to the beach where he left him. PQ told him at their final meeting that she really had seen him in the boat.
Also, the comment about not knowing what is going on in your own home is not a red herring.

It is also possible that Mark Latimer knows what happened but was involved after the fact. When Nigel rang him and said "you know it wasn't me" or words to that effect, Mark agreed.

isitsnowingyet Tue 16-Apr-13 16:39:21

What on earth could the motive be for Joe Miller? He did seem a bit sinister the way he stopped Tom talking to DT but apart from that, he's quite a nice SAHD - or is he confused

isitsnowingyet Tue 16-Apr-13 16:42:32

theallnewme - that sounds like a truly feasible theory. I guess we'll have to wait until next Mon though

MandragoraWurzelstock Tue 16-Apr-13 16:47:03

So we know Nigel did the syphoning

why did Danny have diesel on him then

Nigel must have been in contact with danny that night somehow, for that to be the case

the cleaning products that were used to clean the body points to PQ or Nigel or someone else with access to the hut

you would use chemicals to remove diesel from someone


NorthernLurker Tue 16-Apr-13 16:47:35

If you go by rule of television drama 106 then the person arrested in the penultimate episode IS NOT the killer. So Nige just moved the body. The only person he would do that for is Mark. So what if Danny went out to meet Nige for poaching, caught his dad in the act, confronted Mark or Becca and was killed. Then Nige came looking for him and thought or saw that Mark was involved so he moved the body. All the Joe/vicar/creepy psychic bloke/Tom stuff is red herrings.

If you follow the Thomas Hardy suggestions, what about Far From the Madding Crowd where whatsername is going to marry Sergent Troy but goes to the wrong church. What if Danny was waiting in the wrong place to meet Nige?

MandragoraWurzelstock Tue 16-Apr-13 16:48:22

Plus in the opening scene with the boy on the cliff, he looked sleepy or drugged - from inhaling the diesel maybe - perhaps something went wrong.

flakjacket Tue 16-Apr-13 16:48:27

Except Danny waws strangled by 'big hands' which doesn't sound accidental...

NorthernLurker Tue 16-Apr-13 16:54:19

Not accidental but could be in heat of the moment. Where did Mark and Becca do their shagging? Do we know? Van, hotel or cliff top hut.......

BOF Tue 16-Apr-13 16:56:26

Yes, I like the Thomas Hardy references throughout, but I don't think we can draw direct inferences from them.

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