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*rollonthesummer* 's Broadchurch Series 3 thread, PART 2

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ThaliaLuxurySpa Thu 30-Mar-17 23:15:24

(Hope ok with you, rollon, to continue thread on your behalf?).

part 1 Broadchurch series 3 here

Let's go onwards with our intriguing or madcap theories, people...

ThaliaLuxurySpa Thu 30-Mar-17 23:20:41

Damn, my attempts at thread title didn't quite come out as planned...oh well!


Thanks for your detailed answer to my Pauline Quirke character question.

DubiousCredentials Fri 31-Mar-17 09:04:06

You're welcome <takes bow>

We binge watched series one and two back to back and I'm finding watching one episode per week really frustrating angry

IAmNotAUserNumber Fri 31-Mar-17 10:02:24

Thank you for the new thread. In S1 did we get clues that Joe Miller did it through the series or was it a complete surprise at the end? Because in this series it is either one of the too-obvious ones, or not obvious at all (band member, caterer...) Except - there have been a few subtle clues to it being the party venue owner - he conveniently found a sock (false evidence?) and tidied up the grounds after the party. It is also possible that he is only there part of the year.

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 31-Mar-17 10:22:01

Updated link to original thread

iklboo Fri 31-Mar-17 10:29:29

We normally watch Broadchurch on the Tuesday after it goes out (DH works till about 8:30 on Monday evenings, gets in about 8:45 then potters about doing 'stuff'). We're definitely watching the last one As It Happens otherwise some blert will post spoilers / text with 'ooh I didn't think it was X'.

Edsheeranalbumparty Fri 31-Mar-17 10:43:37

Just caught up with the latest episode.

I'm not sure why people keep saying it's 'Broadchurch style' for the killer to be someone we are not expecting. Yes Joe Miller was unexpected, but in series 2 it was the two most obvious guys who did it - fence guy and the little girls dad.

I think Katie has been raped before, although not necessarily by Aaron - i think that is why maybe she joined the police? She has already come out with several rape myths at the beginning, maybe even though it had happened to her, she really believed them (and had been blaming herself) and that's why she didn't report iyswim?

There has been a lot of rape myth busting in this series - a little ham fisted at times, but unfortunately i think it has to be made really explicit for people to get it sad

I thought cath's 'of all the women at that party, why would anyone want to rape you' was brill - showing that people think that rape is all about sexual attraction when it really isn't. I think JH has been cast really well as Trish.

I think Trish might be a sex worker too.

There is no way that it will turn out that Trish is lying. No way.

Cagliostro Fri 31-Mar-17 10:48:09

Signing in thanks!

Edsheeranalbumparty Fri 31-Mar-17 10:52:13

I thought that when Leo's girlfriend said he owed her for lying and she said 'it will be expensive' and he said 'ooooh I'm up for anything' that maybe he is giving her money or gifts in exchange for sex? There is definitely some sort of controlling element there.

I think the light is a camera phone - i thought maybe Clive raped Trish and made his son film it, maybe that's why the son hates him so much?

The thing is, with the whole violent porn/50 shades abusive crap becoming so popular, it's possible that footage of a woman being tied up and gagged and then someone having sex with her could just count as regular porn, especially in the eyes of younger people who are bombarded with that shit all the time and are viewing the footage out of context sad

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 31-Mar-17 15:43:01

Found you all! Phew!

Tested out a few of your theories on dh- he has no sleuthing ability whatsoever, and watches BC with the same enthusiasm he watches LocationLocation (ie. Watches it rather than taking an active role in solving the crime grin)
He reckons we're all wrong. He has nothing to add. I think I should LTB

SapphireStrange Fri 31-Mar-17 18:55:48

in series 2 it was the two most obvious guys who did it - fence guy and the little girls dad.

Did what? confused I thought S2 was all about Joe Miller's court case. Was there another crime as well?

DubiousCredentials Fri 31-Mar-17 19:19:47

Yes confused there was a 19yr old babysitter and the little girl who saw her being killed iirc.

Edsheeranalbumparty Fri 31-Mar-17 19:27:18

Are we allowed to talk about series 2?

There were two murders anyway, of the little girl and the babysitter in Sandbrook that had happened before Danny Latimer was murdered but were unsolved. Series 2 was mainly about that - i had actually mostly forgotten about Joe's court case!

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 31-Mar-17 19:54:14

Yes, the failings of that investigation were alluded to throughout series 1 and were the reason hardy moved to broadchurch. So it stands to reason that series 3 is also linked in some way?

ElspethFlashman Fri 31-Mar-17 19:56:27

Good god, new thread already?! This is like when Strictly is on! grin

I do hope something happens on Monday though. It needs a proper shake.

DubiousCredentials Fri 31-Mar-17 20:07:36

I think someone said on the last thread that the three series were written as a trilogy. So def reasonable to have a link in this series if that's true.

Edsheeranalbumparty Fri 31-Mar-17 21:14:10

Oh yes, hardy had messed up some evidence or something hadn't he? A necklace? And moved to Broadchurch.

SapphireStrange Sat 01-Apr-17 12:44:03

Oh yes, I'd totally forgotten about the Sandbrook crimes!

I remember a necklace now too, Ed, but can't remember the significance.

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 01-Apr-17 13:02:02

Wasn't hardy having some kind of relationship with the Welsh woman with the long hair? The necklace was one of the missing girls' and the Welsh woman stole it from hardy? It turned out that her partner had been having an affair with the babysitter I think and had killed (or accidentally killed) her and the Welsh lady had covered it up?
After series 3 is done I'm going to binge watch 1&2, I can't do it now because I'll get so confused!

hollyisalovelyname Sat 01-Apr-17 15:00:57

I'm with your dh Newaveragebear.
I have nothing to add but watching with interest. grin

bonjovigirl Sun 02-Apr-17 07:28:18

Checking in to new thread

Just rewatched S1 E1, both Joe and Tom Miller had a muted response to the news of Danny's death. Feels like they've had more time to process what has happened than other residents of BC. Joe asks Ellie if the police know what has happened and if we need to be concerned for our children. Tom asks if Danny's parents know.
Am liking PP theories that this is a trilogy story arc across the series and that Joe/Tom/Danny has not been fully explained yet

hollyisalovelyname Sun 02-Apr-17 14:24:28

I do wonder if the dad covered for his son ?

There was a case I know of.
A dad was convicted but I often wonder if a son was the real culprit as the wife stuck by her husband and most women wouldn't.
I won't write anything else about it due to libel laws. So please don't ask me.

MusicToMyEars800 Mon 03-Apr-17 11:39:13

I didn't watch all of series 2, just snippets.. I am at a loss as to who is guilty in this series, I'm going with the possibility of it being more than 1 person. I think I need to binge watch series 1, it's been so long that I can't remember completely what happened and how they found out it was joe or was it

ButtonMooooon Mon 03-Apr-17 18:13:36

I found you!!! Checking in!!

I've just realised we go away the day before the last episode, I will have to try really hard to stay away from all internet!!!!

LilaoftheGreenwood Mon 03-Apr-17 21:24:16

Hello, I'm new smile

Anyone watching?

GO Leah! (Trish's daughter having to parent her weird passive-aggressive dad)

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