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Broadchurch: Series 1 Episodes 5 – 7 Review – Cult Fix
  • I myself have not been watching Broadchurch as I keep missing it when it’s on – but I am keeping track with these reviews! :D

    • You’d Better Hide, PK-S.

      Thank you @twitter-615437756:disqus – its a great series. Mark the 20th of May in your diary, that’s the day the boxset comes out.

  • Ah, I’ve missed your reviews!

    I have a feeling that the ending of this series will be incredibly bitter sweet. I can picture the last scene not having a shot of the murderer in prison (This would be the scene before it), but Alec Hardy in a hospital bed, dying

    On the subject of this ‘psychic’. I had a wild theory that he is not only the killer of Broadchurch, but the killer of Sandbrook as well, which is how he knows about the pendant. He’s the only person who doesn’t really seem like a ‘part’ of the community. But I doubt this theory. However, I don’t think he’s been thrown into the mix for no reason. I imagine he has some ‘purpose’

    As for Nigel, I have a feeling that he has been somehow ‘blackmailed’ by somebody to help them. It doesn’t seem like he’d be the killer, but someone could be using him to do the dirty work for them

    • You’d Better Hide, PK-S.

      Thanks. Great theory, he could be the killer of Sandbrook. He probably is. He could be the Broadchurch murder.. darn this is confusing.

      • I want the Broadchurch murderer to have links to Sandbrook. That would be satisfying

        However, one thing I’ve been pondering on is how Nige and the killer would be connected. We know that Danny was probably sneaking out to catch animals with Nige and Dean. Maybe the ‘killer’ met Danny instead, killed him, and forced Nige to transport the body onto the beach. So, if anything, Nigel is an ‘accomplice’, but didn’t actually commit the murder. So, where was Dean in this? Maybe he was actually the killer?

    • Pdurston

      I also thought whether the killer was involved in Sandbrook. If DI Hardy finally caught the killer, then maybe that’ll be his ultimate forgiveness.

      And great theory, btw.

      • You’d Better Hide, PK-S.

        I have that feeling too. He would get full closure…

        …. before he dies

        • Read my ‘theorized ending scene’ above? See what you think? :-D

      • Thanks

        Now I’ve got a good image in my head of what the final scene should be like.

        Imagine it. It says “4 weeks later” on the screen, and there is a scene similar to the scene in the first episode (With Mark walking up the road talking to all those people), but instead of having someone walking, we just have a slow moving shot going up the road, showing people carrying on with their lives, with all the characters we’ve come to know (Excluding the killer(s), obviously) laughing and getting on with each other again. Life continuing again. Then a second shot shows Jacks old newsagents (With a new owner, maybe someone we know. Perhaps Paul?), and the camera zooms into a newspaper with the headline “Brave until the end: A tribute to DI Alec Hardy, 19*whatever* – 2013

        That would be so emotional, for me….

    • That’s a really good theory. It would truly bring closure for DI Hardy if the killer was responsible for the Sandbrook’s murder. It also seems inevitable that he’ll die… Which is sad because I became very fond of him over the course of this series.

  • Oh my word

    Has anyone else seen the “Finale: Closure” trailers?? I just watched them, and it’s just hit home that Broadchurch is nearly finished, and I don’t want it to end! D-:

    • Harry Jewell

      Maybe the killer will not be found and I will have a cliff hanger leading into a possible Series 2?

      • That would drive me crazy >.<

        • Harry Jewell

          I dont think you’d be alone. YANA.

  • That Awkward Silent

    Really loving this show. I can’t wait for next week.

  • Sorry for posting so many comments, but I think you should all see this. I found this on Tennant News

    In the opening scene of Broadchurch, Danny is seen standing on the cliff edge with red liquid dripping from his hand. The liquid was presumed to be blood; however, Danny was not cut.

    In the UK, agricultural diesel is dyed red.

    What did Nigel say he was doing on the night Danny was killed? Siphoning diesel from a tractor… Hmmmm….

    • I just finished watching the past episodes today and so a lot of this is fresh in my mind. Don’t we meet DI Hardy as he is at the scene of a crime that had some sort of farm equipment involved? Wow, that just makes me want to re-watch the episodes because every little thing now seems like a clue!

  • Stupendous review, Patrick! I’m really impressed by your high standard reviews and I do hope you decide to continue reviewing in the future.

    I’ve just watched Episode Seven and it was absolutely great. Definitely the best of the series with quite a few interesting revelations as well as exciting stuff leading up to the finale. I still can’t figure out who the conspirator is, but I do hope it’s somebody completely unexpected. It’ll be sad when this ends, but at least it’ll end my curiousity as to who the murderer is…

    • You’d Better Hide, PK-S.

      Thank you so much @EternalDoctor:disqus – I appreciate it greatly.

      I too have no real idea who it is, I just hope I’m surprised next week. There will surely be audible gasps in my living-room next Monday.

      On more reviews. I won’t be reviewing any more series for a while but I am reviewing something next week… something new..

      • Exciting stuff! I look forward to seeing what that review will be about.

        You will also be seeing a review from me in the next couple of days. I won’t say much yet, but expect to see a review from me on the weekend ;)

        • You’d Better Hide, PK-S.

          Oh. Are you reviewing a series or a one-off?

          • I might as well just tell you straight away because there’s no point in being foolishly secretive – I’m reviewing the new eight-part drama series on FOX called ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’. You may not have heard of it, but it looks like a pretty good series.

            Two weeks back I just sent an e-mail to CultFix asking to review the show and the generous Jamie said it was fine. I’m properly looking forward to it, but obviously I feel a certain amount of pressure due to the all the other reviews on this site being incredibly great. All I hope for though is that the show is good! That would ease some of my tension.

          • You’d Better Hide, PK-S.

            I don’t have FOX so I am unable to follow the series, which is annoying because it looks very good.

            You shall join the club of good reviewers – Adam’s Doctor Who reviews are superlative, Phil’s Game of Thrones reviews are always sublime whilst Rich’s The Walking Dead I really miss for their great quality. I laugh at James’ reviews of The Following because it looks so bad and James is doing such a great job bearing with it. I can’t wait for you to join us and to read your first review.

            I’d love to tell you what I’m doing but I actually do have to be secretive. Its something different, and I think you will like it – you’ll probably be involved to some degree. Sorry for being uncommunicative.

          • Thank you for welcoming me so graciously into the ‘club’. I do look forward to seeing how my first review turns out and everyone’s reaction to it. Oh, and you forgot to mention David and his superb reviews for Primeval.

            I am puzzled as to what this mystified project is, but I’m certainly intrigued. I can’t wait for it to be unveiled.