Undercover (2016– )
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Episode #1.5 

New evidence emerges that could prove Rudy's innocence. However, Nick is unable to intervene when a vital piece of information is revealed threatening his secret and everything Maya has worked towards.


Jim O'Hanlon


Peter Moffat (created by), Peter Moffat




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Ezra ... Dan Johnson
David Schofield ... Alex Brady
Adrian Lester ... Nick Johnson
Shannon Hayes ... Ella Johnson
Sophie Okonedo ... Maya Cobbina
Tamara Lawrance ... Clem Johnson
Dennis Haysbert ... Rudy Jones
Nathan Nolan ... Doctor Mark Ambrose
Mitchell Mullen ... Judge Oriel McVitie
Nathan Osgood Nathan Osgood ... Assistant Attorney General Livermore
Geoffrey Burton ... Vernon Early
Derek Riddell ... Paul Brightman
Owen Roe ... Doctor Jack McDonald
Wade McElwain Wade McElwain ... Joshua Roberts
Vincent Regan ... Dominic Carter


In Louisiana Maya, now fully aware of Nick's deception, loses her case to prove Rudy not competent for execution. Things seem hopeful when Vernon Early, who can give Rudy an alibi, comes forward but he is found dead after Maya's son Dan has relayed the news to Nick in the presence of his handler Carter. On return to England Maya confronts Nick and learns more about Antwi's death whilst Alex and Julia take a photo of Brightman, whom custody officers at Hackney recognize though nobody knows his name and Nick tells Maya that to expose him would prove fatal for the whole family. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Mark Bonnar (John Halliday) & Leanne Best (Abigail Strickland) also worked together on episode 2.4, Shetland: Dead Water: Part 2 (2014), of Shetland (2013) as Duncan Hunter & Annabel respectively. See more »

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Undercover 5
8 May 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

After a promising start the series seems to have gone off the rails a bit with too much absurdity. I think the writing is too blame and the old chestnut that the series is stretched out.

Maya Cobbina gets her boobs out to a racist in prison so she could get information from him. Did she forget that she is the new DPP. At least she knows now that Antwi died from positional asphyxiation after being held down by the police.

Maya also finds out about the mysterious Scotsman who has been masterminding the various deceptions for that 20 years. I think he might be also behind those WMDs in Iraq that no once could find. He is that good and powerful.

A walk in the cemetery and a few phone calls is all that takes for Maya to find out the truth about Nick. Shame she never did it earlier or bothered to find out what did Nick actually write. Also would a children's home actually tell a stranger on the phone about kids who were supposed to be there 40 years ago?

Their autistic son Dan just had to follow Nick in his daily jogs to learn the truth that he does not do push ups for eight minutes and hence a liar. Still the powers that be seem to have set up Dan with a girlfriend who is probably also an undercover officer. I think sweet Dan could end up being a cropper in the final episode thanks to our mystery Scotsman.

Julia's colleague, the proper journalist Alex looks like the only person who can blow this thing wide open as he actually does some investigations.

Back in the USA the judge finds Rudy is fit enough to be executed but an elderly witness comes forward Vernon Early who tells Maya that he was pressurised to lie as Rudy had an alibi.

Of course by various phone calls Nick's handler get to hear about Early and before we know it it is too late for Early.

Well it was tense but it is all getting a bit to silly now as Monty Python will tell you.

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