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Episode #1.2 

As the guests make plans to combat the killer, the body count rises, and dreadful secrets are brought to light.

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Craig Viveiros

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Sarah Phelps (screenplay), Sarah Phelps (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Maeve Dermody ... Vera Claythorne
Charles Dance ... Judge Lawrence Wargrave
Miranda Richardson ... Emily Brent
Toby Stephens ... Doctor Edward Armstrong
Aidan Turner ... Philip Lombard
Burn Gorman ... Detective Sergeant William Blore
Sam Neill ... General John MacArthur
Noah Taylor ... Thomas Rogers
Celia Henebury Celia Henebury ... Voice of Leslie MacArthur (voice)
Ben Deery Ben Deery ... Henry Richmond
Tom Clegg Tom Clegg ... Landor
Daisy Waterstone ... Beatrice
Paul Chahidi ... Isaac Morris
Charlie Russell Charlie Russell ... Audrey
Harley Gallacher Harley Gallacher ... Cyril Ogilvie Hamilton
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Accusations fly amongst the eight survivors with ex-mercenary soldier Philip Lombard admitting his guilt to Vera and religious spinster Emily Brent making excuses for her accusation. A search party is organized to hunt the killer. Owen, in vain and former General MacArthur is despairing, seeming to lose his mind - and then his life. Two more murders follow, leaving only five little soldiers on the table and it is apparent that the killer is one of the five remaining guests. Written by don @ minifie-1

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 2015 (UK) See more »

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Armstrong's hysterics after the fourth murder and Vera's handling of the situation is a reversal from the novel, where it is Vera who has hysterics and Armstrong who deals with it. See more »

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Blore calls his victim, James Stephen Landor, as "Edward Landor" while talking to Lombard. See more »

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Philip Lombard: [to Armstrong] You really are a first class, five star, solid gold fucking moron.
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Just plain wow!!
27 December 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

After two deaths the search of the Island begins for the mysterious U N Owen, but an increased body count brings a harsh realisation, one of the remaining guests is Mr Owen.

I had amazingly high expectations after the first instalment, and thankfully they were realised. I loved the ill feeling between them all, it was beautifully played out, they each behaved as naturally as would be expected, scared, suspicious and alone. A brilliant air of claustrophobia has been created, there literally is nowhere to run or hide. Great music, very sinister and threatening, and once again the filming has been first rate, the harsh reality of their present day events is hugely at odds with their flashbacks.

Some wonderful scenes throughout Part 2, I loved the scene between Emily Brent and Vera Claythorne, both were impressively well in character. I am again hugely impressed by the entire cast, Aidan Turner is putting in a hugely impressive performance as Lombard.

Close to perfect, 10/10


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