This series just keeps getting better. This is the best of the episodes so far. It has a really brilliant, strong opening scene with Andrew Buchan as Mark Latimer, the grieving father. Buchan plays the scene very minimally, but it’s incredibly painful. There’s a great scene between Jodie Whittaker and Will Mellor as the psychic attempts to pass on his information to her. I really like the way the show is weaving in the history of the Hardy character and the Sandbrook case; it’s really piquing my interest. And I particularly loved the ending of this. The final proper scene is quite dark and then the final image of the episode is a moment that feels so surreal that at first I thought perhaps I was seeing an image from a character’s dream or some sort of artsy metaphorical image. It’s a striking and atmospheric way to end the episode, the kind of melding of the gorgeously symbolic and the practical plot point that a storyteller dreams of. 4 stars.
tl;dr – the show has a couple of scenes that are head & shoulders above the first two episodes; the visual artistry takes an atmospheric and striking step forward as well. 4 stars.