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  • Episode: 

    8 of 8

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 09 Apr 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 15 2018 : Sat 07 Apr - Fri 13 Apr
  • Channel: 

  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 8
The killer has kidnapped Edward. 
Eric is taken in for questioning by the police. Marcella and the team probe him on his confrontation with Dr. Lewis. He tells them that he thought she had something to do with Gail’s disappearance due to Joel Lawrence.
Marcella heads to investigate and is shocked when she sees that Joel has a scar on his chest. She’s surprised further when she discovers who his next of kin is…
Marcella and Leann head to the killer’s house. It’s empty. But inside is Edward’s ringing phone. Upon discovering it, Marcella enters a fugue.
When Marcella comes round, she’s in her car with someone the killer would not want to be harmed. Marcella creeps down into a basement but the house is empty. All that stands in the room is a table with some files and a bottle of wine. Marcella looks at the files, all of them concern the victims. The final one she looks at has a picture of Edward. Marcella breaks down but then looks at the bottle of wine at hand…
Marcella rushes to the address on the wine bottle. The killer’s car is parked outside. She phones Rav who tells her to wait there but with her child in peril, Marcella enters the building and sees Edward tied to a workbench. 
The killer and Marcella have a huge fight across the warehouse that goes back and forth before Marcella gets the upper hand and apprehends the killer and discovers further information with regards to the reasoning behind the killings.
Marcella tries to confront the demons surrounding her fugues. But what she discovers in hypnosis excavates the foundations of her very core and lead her to question whether she can ever be herself again.
Series overview
Original multi-layered ITV crime drama series Marcella, written by internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) and starring International Emmy award winning Anna Friel (The Girlfriend Experience, Broken, American Odyssey) returns to ITV.
Returning alongside Anna Friel as the lead Marcella, in the highly praised drama are Ray Panthaki (One Crazy Thing), Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude, Guerrilla), Jamie Bamber (Fearless, NCIS) and Jack Doolan (White Gold).  New cast members are also welcomed; Nigel Planer (Episodes, Comic Strip Presents, The Young Ones), Keith Allen (Eddie The Eagle, My Mad Fat Diary), Sophia Brown (Beauty & The Beast, Clique, Disobedience), Peter Sullivan (Cuffs, Critical, The Borgias), Jason Hughes (Three Girls, Midsomer Murders), Victoria Smurfit (Once Upon A Time, Trial & Retribution, The Beach), Yolanda Kettle (The Crown, Love Nina), Josh Herdman (Harry Potter) and Harriet Cains (Line of Duty, Safe House).
The eight-part series is once again set in contemporary London and the new series unfolds in the unique style of Rosenfeldt’s Nordic style.  Interweaving storylines and characters from all different walks of life and backgrounds will lead the audiences on a complex and emotional journey and keep them guessing until the very end.
The story begins with the discovery of a body inside a wall. The body is clothed in a school blazer and surrounded by soft toys; a devastated Marcella soon works out that the body is that of schoolboy Leo Priestley, who was abducted a few years beforehand and a friend of Marcella’s son, Edward.
A task-force is quickly pulled together by newly promoted DCI, Tim and we are introduced to a new member of the team, LeAnn.  As the investigation progresses, we’re introduced to a number of new characters – a former famous musician Reg and his manager and friend Alan; edgy businessman Vince Whitman and his charity boss wife Maya; a previously convicted criminal Phil Dawkins; sister and brother Gail and Eric; and Becky, the new girlfriend of Marcella’s ex-husband.
Whilst the storylines entwine, Marcella is still battling with her ongoing sporadic fugue states which she struggles to come to terms with and is getting increasingly worried about the effects it is having on her and her family around her.
Further information

The box set of series 1 of Marcella is now available for free on the ITV Hub. Each episode of series 2 will also be available on the Hub throughout the series and as a box set for a further 30 days after the last episode has been on TV.