Hunt heads a team sent in to quell a prison riot during which station officer Viv James is taken captive by scary lifer Jason Sacks. Sacks' cell-mate Paul Thordy escaped during the riot but... See full summary »

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Viv James
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Ray Carling
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Hunt heads a team sent in to quell a prison riot during which station officer Viv James is taken captive by scary lifer Jason Sacks. Sacks' cell-mate Paul Thordy escaped during the riot but is caught. He tells Alex he is Sam Tyler,though he was Sam's last arrest before he died.Ray and Chris pose as journalists going in to interview Sacks and are also taken prisoner by him.Alex does a deal with Thordy,allowing a successful storming of the jail though there is a surprise and a fatality. Jim Keats is useless throughout,his main concern being to get Alex to find out if Hunt killed Tyler. The disfigured man makes another appearance. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The gun which Viv is being threatened with is empty in close shots (the clip clearly spent and the chamber open) and loaded in wide shots. See more »

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Gene Hunt: Listen to me, you shit stick. This is DCI Gene Hunt. I am now taking charge of D Wing at Her Majesty's pleasure. If you so much as lay a finger on my colleague I swear to God I will come in there and rip your heart out. Do you understand me?
Alex Drake: That kind of talk is just going to agitate and encourage them.
Gene Hunt: I am negotiating!
Alex Drake: What, you mean like Hiroshima was negotiated?
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Gripping
16 October 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very dramatic episode of the show, that sees Viv get caught up in a prison raid, with Chris and Ray nearly dying in the process.

It's nail biting stuff at times, very different from the format that 'Ashes' has used throughout its run and clung too perhaps a bit too closely, but is all the better for it.

The 'Alex wants to go home' story has been side-lined in favour of 'who is Gene Hunt', meaning again there's an awful lot for the writers to tie up in the remaining two episodes, but lets not take away from the fact that this is stellar entertainment, and gripping from start to finish.


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