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Prey

  • Episode: 

    3 of 3

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 23 Dec 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 52 2015 : Sat 19 Dec - Fri 25 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Series overview
 
Critically acclaimed actress Rosie Cavaliero (The Enfield Haunting, Inside No.9) is joined by Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Mad Dogs), MyAnna Buring (Banished, Ripper Street), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Utopia, Misfits), Ralph Ineson (Game Of Thrones, The Office) and Sammy Winward (Emmerdale) for the second series of ITV’s gripping drama Prey.  
 
Written by Prey creator Chris Lunt, the new three-part story will see Rosie reprise her role as DS Susan Reinhardt the no-nonsense, hard-working cop now reporting  to DCI Mike Ward (Ralph Ineson). 
 
Philip Glenister takes the role of Prison Officer David Murdoch whose life becomes complicated when on a routine visit to a Manchester hospital with female prisoner Jules Hope (MyAnna Buring) events spiral out of control. David takes a phone call that will change his life forever. 
With the life of his heavily pregnant daughter, Lucy (Sammy Winward), threatened, David has no alternative but to go on the run and inadvertently becomes the prey.
 
Unaware of the danger to Lucy, DS Susan Reinhardt, whose personal happiness seems forever blighted, tries to unravel why David is suddenly behaving totally out of character. With his reputation as a prison officer intact, Reinhardt tries to understand why he is now making every effort to dodge the police. 
 
Reinhardt and her new colleague, DC Richard Iddon (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), set off on a thrilling pursuit as a desperate David handcuffs himself to Jules.  She is his only bargaining tool as he sets out to move ‘heaven and earth’ to find his beloved daughter.   
 
The cast of Prey also includes Kieran O’Brien (Silk, Love Life) and Lisa Millet (Cucumber, The Paradise).
 
Episode 3
 
Things seem bleak for Murdoch when he learns from Reinhardt that Eddie is in fact dead, and Jules has been spotted escaping with brother Daniel.  It's the ultimate betrayal by Jules.  Reinhardt is determined to find out the truth about who is behind Lucy’s abduction, but Murdoch fears he’ll never see her again.
 
However Jules and Daniel have a bigger plan. They need Murdoch’s help to retrieve money they stole from Eddie years before.  In a daring raid, they break Murdoch out of Reinhardt’s custody.
 
With Lucy still at the mercy of Daniel, Murdoch is forced to go back to his place of work, Ravenshill Prison.  His mission:  to retrieve a key from Jule’s possessions, which will unlock the stolen money.   With Murdoch still a wanted man, it’s a near-impossible task.  If he fails, Daniel insists, Lucy will die.  
 
Somehow, against the odds, Murdoch holds his nerve.  Outwitting the prison authorities, the police, and Lucy’s captors, Murdoch will stop at nothing to protect his precious daughter.  But Reinhardt will not rest til justice is done.
 
Will Murdoch get Lucy to safety before Reinhardt catches her prey?