The Hour: Season 2, Episode 5

Episode #2.5 (26 Dec. 2012)

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With Marnie enjoying her own cookery programme Hector agrees to move to ITV for a larger salary,partly as a sop to Manie as he is infertile. Lix and Randall visit the French embassy but ... See full summary »

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With Marnie enjoying her own cookery programme Hector agrees to move to ITV for a larger salary,partly as a sop to Manie as he is infertile. Lix and Randall visit the French embassy but there is no news of their daughter. Bel is appalled to read that Rosa Maria has been killed,assuredly on Cilenti's orders and wants to stop the investigation,claiming that,as journalists,they should uncover the truth. Freddie confronts Stern to no avail but Randall presents McCain with photos that will reveal his homosexuality and is rewarded with news that members of the arms company are meeting at El Paradis. Freddie,Hector and Bel turn up and see that Satchell,the government defence minister,is part of the meeting. Before Freddie can discover more Stern leads a raid on the club. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The Hour Episode #5
15 December 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Bel listens to her radio and hears of a girl murdered in an alleyway in town which could turn out to be Rosa. Bel comes into work with still no answer on who could have been murdered. She then must sit in on a meeting with a women who seems to have some feminist views. Bel finds out that the body unidentified was Rosa's and does not react well to the news feeling responsible for the murder. Hector does his wife's show and cannot help but laugh how it is run. Kiki arrives in work unaware of Rosa's murder looking for her. The key members of the show discuss what their next move in this story is either continue or have someone else murdered. Freddie believes they should continue but Bel believes it is to late to run the story and just let it go. Freddie try's to get Bel to calm down but still she thinks they should stop the story. Bel wants people to actually feel because they have let this murder take place. Freddie try's to tell her it is not her fault but she still feels guilty for Rosa being murdered. Kiki is told backstage that Rosa has been murdered. Kiki is told to back off as Rosa was meant to be taken care of. Hector meets with more producers interested in him also runs into another person who wants to talk him away from The Hour. Hector then agrees to be a guest with his first offer. Randall try's to make a joke to Bel but she still does not want to run with this story. Freddie meets with a guard because he needs his help for a new story. He brings up a police officer who beats girls using in as leverage against one of the police officers for help to arrest this certain police guard. Randall meets with Angus showing him to pictures he has acquired showing him being intimidate with a man. He try's to look for some help using the photos as blackmail. Lix try's to talk to Bel about running with the story but she still does not want to. Hector and his wife are offered a joint deal while Hector reads about Rosa. The whole office is made watch a video but everyone continues to talk about what they will do on the news next. Hector tells Bel he will be leaving the show because of his wife. She feels bad because he told her he cannot have kids which just makes her think about Rosa even more. Bel cannot help but be cruel to Freddie. He then tells her that he no longer is married to Camille which just makes her feels sorry for him. Lix and Randall meet to find out more about their daughter and see a picture of their girl and where she could be. They see there was a mistake which comes to a dead end of this girl. Bel meets with Bill who tells her Hector has become more wanted lately because of his newfound fame. Hector comes to his wife saying he cannot eat with her because of lunch. She then agrees to go to the infamous club along with him. Hector and Marnie walk into the club where sees all of the many girls. Just as soon as they are left alone Hector and Freddie start to look around for anything out of the ordinary. Bel while out with Bil has to leave because she feels she could be doing something better with her time. Marnie at the club goes backstage to give Kiki a tissue because she could see her emotions boiling up. While Bel arrives at the club Marnie decides to talk with Kiki about her case she put against Hector. While at the club Bel cannot help but think of Rosa. Bel then figures out that they reporters are being watched. Angus then comes in with a girl on his arms so no one can accuse him of the photos. Freddie then decides to investigate closer as he sees all the deals being made between people. Kiki then tells Freddie to be worried about being killed. The club is then raided by the police and the whole club becomes a mess of noise. Kiki then shows one of the police guys where many photos of her are. Marnie after a fun night allows Hector back into her bed because she is happy with him. Great episode especially in the work done by Romola Garai from beginning to end.

EPISODE GRADE: A- (MVP: Romola Garai)


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