Emily Thrace March 28, 2017 Share March 28, 2017 On 2017-03-19 at 9:08 PM, kieyra said: (That said, it struck me after a couple of viewings that Daniel spends all of season 3 at Catherine's house because he was cheating on his wife, and he bonds with Ryan a bit but makes no mention of his own newborn child back at home. No one including Catherine has time to think about that kid. But I wonder if the showrunners decided Daniel's story would be more interesting, going forward, if he wasn't saddled with a wife and kid, so just shoved them aside.) --They mention Illinka (sp) is staying in town and got a job. Wouldn't mind seeing how things go for her. --What happened to Richard? --I liked DI Jodi Shackleton a lot, she can come back. And Joyce, and Shafiq. --Need at least one scene between Catherine and Alison (mother of S2 serial killer). I assume she'll be in jail. --Can Clare finally catch a break and get a job? --I've grown fond of the club with the bad musical cover acts, hope to see it again. --Neil can come back, something about the actor's voice bugs, but he knocked that drunk-rage scene out of the m'f'ing park. He wrecked it. Reminded me of my alcoholic grandfather. --I know this is unlikely but I'm okay with there being no more Tommy Lee Bloody Royce. Since he'll have a harder time getting an accomplice now, all they can do to raise the stakes is have him escape from prison or be released early, and I'd rather have a different villain. I'm so tired of him just saying "ugly nasty bitch whore" over and over again, while weeping dribbly snotty crocodile tears for the mother he used to beat, although that's what I get for endless rewatches of S2. I thought that was a bit odd too, it would have been nice to see Catherine interact with her other grandchild as well. Realistically though if your dealing with an infant shared custody is more theoretical anyway. Daniel probably wouldn't have overnight visits or anything like that until shes a bit older anyway. It is something they can use to justify staying at his mother's longer term though as a single parent moving back in with his mother makes a lot more sense for Daniel. DI Jodi Shakleton concerns me but that's mostly just because the last time I saw the actress she was Black Hole Sue Becky on Corrie and I'm worried she'll start chasing people around with sledgehammers again. I love Claire and would be happy for her if she got a job but I also kind of like that they use her to show some of the economic realities that are at the root of the drug problems in the valley. Opportunities are pretty limited and jobs are hard to come by even more so if you have history like Claire's. Its a big part of why so many end up turning to drugs in the first place in that area. In fact that's probably the only real complaint I would have about the show is that they show that the area has a massive drug problem but don't delve into the why's of it too often. Most of the characters are middle class so we visit the Tower blocks on the show but don't delve into them too deeply. Even with Tommy there hasn't been a lot of examining in why he is the way he is. That might be interesting to get into next season. Although personally I like the idea of Tommy breaking out of jail and going after Catherine. Only for her to kill him instead or Anne could or even Daniel is an interesting possibility thematically. Tommy could escape in episode 2 get killed in episode 5 or 6 and then everybody tries to cover for the killer for the rest of the series. 2 Link to comment
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