After Alex and Hunt bug Mackintosh's office for evidence of his corruption they are visited by Jackie Queen, Hunt's journalist old flame who has come from Manchester to investigate the ... See full summary »

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Alex Drake
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Shaz Granger
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After Alex and Hunt bug Mackintosh's office for evidence of his corruption they are visited by Jackie Queen, Hunt's journalist old flame who has come from Manchester to investigate the disappearance of teenage runaways,including her niece Rachel. A stake-out at the coach station leads to businessman Ralph Jarvis, a friend of Mackintosh,who denies everything. However Rachel appears and offers herself as bait, enabling the team to interrupt one of Jarvis's sex parties, also arresting him for another young girl's murder which Mackintosh covered up. A shoot-out between the two villains prevents Hunt's transfer to Devon but one's dying word "Rose" is a mystery which Alex believes is intended for her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The character of Jackie Queen, originally appeared in this shows predecessor Life On Mars. See more »

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Gene Hunt: [about to raid a suspect's house] A quick word about police brutality... plenty of it!
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References Life on Mars: Episode #1.3 (2006) See more »

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Gene Hunt = Daddy?
14 September 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Ashes' has really come into its won in its second series, and the police corruption plot that has been threaded through each episode has been well played.

The show is also confident enough now standing on its own that it can include little references to Sam Tyler and 'Life on Mars', from which this was spun off.

It's another strong episode, with lots of gripping twists and turns, with the mysteries around why Alex is in 1982 still not being solved.

I'm sure the RSPCA were not happy about Gene shooting the dog though, that did seem a bit unneeded.

On the whole though, another strong episode.


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