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Trigger Point episode 5 recap: This is the boom ITV budgeted for

Activation PointsThe six-episode series of all takes place over several weeks in a sweltering British summer. In the first episode, Vicky McClureLana “Wash” Washington saw her friend and mentor Nut (Adrian Lester) is killed, and comes dangerously close to meeting her own producer. By the latest episode, the penultimate part of the series, she not only witnesses a series of other deaths and dodges a string of close misses, but she also witnesses a close-up of her brother Billy (Ewan Mitchell). ) is struggling to escape a bomb. -The car caught on fire and was eventually blown to a place where his post-mortem was probably described as ‘fuzzy curtains’. So I say it now to HR directors everywhere: this woman has seen and suffered so much, she should be given mandatory charity leave.

Anyway, that would ruin the movie. In fact, Wash managed to bounce back from the suspension and the case. Yes, she’s still grieving – we know this because she’s staring at pictures of Billy while the violin-heavy Max Richteresque music tugs at our heartbeats – but she does She’s a high-ranking ExPo employee, and she’d be damned if she let John (Kris Hitchen) lead the investigation.

Mourning after Bill

However, we are led to suspect that she may have something to do with PTSD ol. At home, she smashes G&Ts, dances around the living room to EDM music wearing an oversized men’s shirt. You can’t help but feel that the producers thought the scene could be trimmed, made a GIF, and reposted on the internet with the caption “me on Saturday night”. “You are a good ExPo and a great person,” Warren Brown’s cunning mechanic Karl reassures her, but it is clear that it will take more than the first 10 minutes of the episode for her to get over her brother’s death. .

Naturally, as television has taught me many times, she eases her grief by doubling down on her work. The police, led by Ralph Ineson’s Commander Bregman, made Billy aware of the car bombing in advance, but it became clear that he had mixed up with the wrong people. “He was easily led, naive,” Lana told them. But when Billy is out of the picture, a new suspect emerges, another white supremacist, this time called Frank. Billy, before the untimely ending, sent encrypted messages to FRANK, which is almost, but not an anagram of KARL.

One condition for Lana’s return to the front line is that she receive advice, which seems reasonable (and also inadvertently reminiscent of the BBC’s Martin Freeman by the BBC’s Martin Freeman). Respondent). Her psychologist do Blue wingsPippa Haywood’s (not her fault, but I couldn’t have seen her without expecting Alan Statham to emerge from the closet in his shorts). “I see you opted out of every question,” she observed Lana’s responses to a questionnaire. “You’re going to have to trust me and you’re going to have to be honest about how you feel.” Good luck with that; I think what Lana has been through this summer will require more than a few hours with occupational health.

Washing dirty clothes

Wash and Karl in ‘Trigger Points’

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Regular readers of these summaries will know that I see Lana’s desire to be part of a love triangle involving a possible suspect (Karl) and the lead investigator (Mark Stanley’s) DI Youngblood) is inexplicable. I was shown to be especially right in this episode, when she lied to the police about her whereabouts at the time of Billy’s death, probably because she didn’t want Youngblood to know that she was actually spying on someone. another man, slightly less greasy. But DI Thom Youngblood has no flies and he confronts Lana about this recklessness, which leads her to make a vague confession. “Does that mean it’s over between us?” However, he asked, pitifully, as well as asking her to move in, he did not wait for her answer before walking away.

I suspect someone is watching Activation Points for its tasteless love story. Instead, they are watching to see what happens next, as police pre-announce the ad by announcing: “Security alert at the University of South London!” It only allows for a full cup of tea before Lana’s Danny, John and Eric Shango are disarming a bomb in an auditorium where a radio host, played by Miles Jupp (for about five seconds), is convening in a Ask Time show fashion for the upcoming by-election (which has been a low-level plot point since the first episode).

The bomb has two cell phones attached to it, which, obviously, means there will be one call to equip it and another to activate it. “Close your eyes to anyone with two cell phones,” one police officer shouted, meaninglessly. But the eyeball – specifically the eyeball of a police sniper – caught a man with two cell phones, a man who looked like the white supremacist Frank, whom they suspected. One person called the weapon a bomb, but before the second call was made, the “neutral” sniper (as the proverb puts it) the suspect, Frank, with a shot to the head.

Dirty John

John said suspiciously, “Well, the pressure has dropped. Then he walked out of the theater, pulled out his phone, fidgeting for a second before making a call that seemed most likely to trigger the bomb. Lana tries to escape the building, reaches the famous “hardcover”, and finds John sprinting away from the scene, cell phone in hand. Call me a story skeptic but I don’t think there’s much that can convince me of a character’s innocence like the scene where they run away from a crime scene 3/4 of the way through the episode. fifth of episode six -part series. But Activation Points there is one more chapter to prove me wrong.

And this weekend’s episode teases that ending. Thanks to John’s trustworthiness in London AZ, the gang finds another potential target: the progressive coalition’s campaign headquarters, a tactical group of Labor, the Lib Dems and the Greens. They rushed to evacuate candidate, Salima Saxton’s Ayesha Campbell-Khan (I like to think of her as the darling child of Ming Campbell and Sadiq Khan) and locate a car, laden with heavy explosives. Worse still, someone tinkered with gas in every house on the street and there seemed to be more explosives under all the boilers. This, it seems, is a big one; that boom ITV has been budgeted for.

That’s all the leaves Activation Points refined poise. John, whom I never seriously suspected, looked rather sinister and was on top of a sheep. Billy is dead. Many times the internet may want to believe that Thom Youngblood is the bomber, I find that not very convincing. Which pretty much just left Karl. Or maybe the biggest final act change will be that, for the first time in the history of British Sunday night television, there will be no final act. Only a week to find out.

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Tom Vazquez

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