The BBC’s brand new drama series One of Us returned this week with another episode and things begin to reach a whole new level of tense as the police come knocking at the door of the Elliott’s and Douglas’s, forcing the two families to come to decision about what they are going to do with the body of their son and daughter’s drug crazed killer in their barn.
The episode kicks off with the two families still reeling from the previous events and with the police on their way to speak to them, they don’t have much time to come to a solution, as between them they attempt to uncover what happened to the killer who mysteriously turned up at their door after killing Grace and Adam, and more importantly what they are going to do to move on from this traumatic encounter.
Meanwhile, the police are beginning their investigation into the murder of Adam and Grace, and more recently the disappearance of Adam and Grace’s killer as they make their way up to speak to the two families, where they uncover some interesting leads and links in the case. Upon their arrival, the two detectives leading the case reveal the identity of the killer to be Lee Walsh, the man who one of the family members murdered the previous night, but with their heavy secret weighing down on them, as cool and calm as they are in front of the police, behind closed doors things become too much and the cracks begin to show as the family members begin turning and accusing each other, consequently bringing more secrets to the surface as tension and arguments erupt.
Overall, the second episode of One of Us continues to build the storyline in a gradual, but solid way, the acting is second to none, continuing to evoke an immense feeling of tension and distress, particularly from Jamie Douglas (Christian Ortega), who gives a really convincing emotionally fuelled performance as he tries to come to terms with the recent events, the suspense and tension throughout the episode is also utterly gripping, as the families try to hide their dark secret and the police continue their investigation, you don’t want to even risk blinking in fear of missing out on the unfolding events. A must watch.
Written by: Harry and Jack Williams
Dir: William McGregor
Prd: Christopher Aird, Colin Wratten
Cast: Joanna Vanderham, Juliet Stevenson, John Lynch, Joe Dempsie, Julie Graham
Runtime: 60 Minutes
One of us airs Tuesdays at 9:00pm on BBC One.