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The Suspect

  • Episode:

    2 of 5

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 05 Sep 2022

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 36 2022 : Sat 03 Sep - Fri 09 Sep

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 24 Aug 2022

The Suspect

Series overview

Doctor Joe O’Loughlin, played by Aidan Turner, appears to have the perfect life – a devoted wife, a loving daughter, successful practice as a clinical psychologist, media profile and a publishing deal. He’s even a hero online after rescuing a young patient who was ready to jump from the tenth floor of the hospital where Joe works.

When a young woman is found in a shallow grave in a West London cemetery, veteran police officer DI Vincent Ruiz (Shaun Parkes) and his young partner DS Riya Devi (Anjli Mohindra) are assigned to the investigation. But has the young woman been murdered or is this a case of suicide?

As a successful author, Doctor Joe’s opinion is much sought after and when he meets DS Devi he’s only too willing to offer help with profiling and his expertise.

Now known for his risk-taking and rule-breaking does Joe have more to hide? His recent diagnosis with a degenerative condition could explain his behaviour. But as the investigation into the woman’s death gathers pace, we start to ask, do we know the real Joe, or does he have a secret life? And has his work as a clinical psychologist allowed him to develop a criminal mindset? Or worse?

Episode 2

Joe’s wife, Julianne (Camilla Beeput), desperately wants him to focus on his health, but he just can’t get the case of the murdered woman out of his head. He’s convinced there’s something sinister at play, and his paranoia leads him to suspect that one of his patients may know something about the murder. The more threads Joe picks at, the more entangled he becomes.

Meanwhile, Ruiz and Devi are hunting for new evidence in their case, and a surprising breakthrough turns the spotlight back on Dr O’Loughlin. Joe has his own theory about who might have murdered the young woman, but the police are not convinced. When Joe’s marriage is hit by a bombshell, the line between innocence and guilt starts to seem irrevocably blurred.