"Broadchurch" Episode #1.5 (TV Episode 2013) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • More clues come to light - cigarette butts found near the body and the fact that the burnt-out boat belonged to Ellie's ex- brother-in-law who left his wife Lucy, Olly's mother in debt when he left town. At the same time Tom, Ellie's son, meets Susan Wright, who offers to let him walk her dog. Beth threatens Becca over her affair with Mark and is restrained by Paul. She tells Mark she does not want his baby but later they reconcile over family photos. Jack Marshall comes under increasing suspicion as Karen tutors Olly - with whom she has sex - into writing a piece on the newsagent for her paper. Chloe is convinced of Jack's guilt after boyfriend Dean says Jack was always touching the sea scout boys but Jack later admits to the police and to Mark that his previous conviction was for having sex with a young girl, whom he later married. They had a son who died in a car crash aged six and the boys he hugged are substitutes for his dead son. Not everybody is convinced and a hate campaign against Jack develops.

    - Written by don @ minifie-1
  • The police stage a reconstruction of events the night Danny Latimer was killed hoping that it will jog memories and perhaps provide them with additional information. The Herald publishes a story about Jack Marshall and his conviction for underage sex. It's not quite the article Karen White and Olly Stevens wrote however. When Chloe's boyfriend said he suspected Marshall of liking some of the boys in the sea brigade, they go to the press. Besieged, Marshal tells the police what led to his conviction all those years ago and it's apparent he had nothing to do with Danny's death. The media continue to attack him however. Ellie learns that the burnt out boat belonged to her former brother-in-law. Susan Wright offers to let Tom Miller walk her dog, anytime he likes. Beth challenges her husband to explain his affair with Becca Fisher.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • As Hardy and Ellie come under fire, the people of Broadchurch start to turn against each other.


At night, Tom Miller begins to skateboard down the main street. Following him are the Latimers and a procession of people...

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