March 28 2015
An explosive instalment saw many characters’ secrets tumbling out like a packed candy jar left asunder on a table ledge…
By CHAYYA SYAL
Phew! Give us a moment to catch our breath following the list of revelations that unfolded in last week’s (22 March) episode of Channel Four drama “Indian Summers”.
Episode 6 saw many of the characters receive a thorough undressing as their pasts began to catch up with them.
Alice (Jemima West) continued to pursue Aafrin (Nikesh Patel) after their moment of passion in the rain despite continuous rejections. At one point, she even brought out baby Percy to meet Aafrin (bit soon right?) Her efforts went unnoticed as Aafrin made a run for it with sister, Shamshad (Ashna Rabheru), out of the Whelan’s home.
Alice’s past also caught up with her, as her husband’s (he’s called Charlie) friend Captain Billy Farquhar (Jamie MacLaclan) paid her an unexpected visit. After a series of unwanted advances towards Alice, Ralph stood up for his sister and took matters into his own hands by casually shoving him down a flight of stairs. Social media erupted into triumph as Ralph smoothly walked outside and said: “There’s a fellow who took a nasty tumble back there” as if nothing had happened.
Ralph’s (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) mysterious past came back in the form of Adam (Sachin Sailesh Kumar) and his biological mother Jaya (Hasina Haque pictured above). It all became very Jeremy Kyle-esque as Ralph was revealed to be the biological father of Adam and that there was definitely more than just a sexual attraction between him and Jaya. We saw a far softer and gentler side to Ralph as he agreed to meet Jaya near the lake at night.
Was true love ever on the cards for these two? Jaya was brutally drowned in a lake by an unknown murderer as she waited for Ralph. Could it have been Cynthia’s (Julie Walters) trusted hit man and butler Kaiser (Indi Nadarajah)? The only person, who could have seen what happened, was lovable Scotsman Ian McLeod (Alexander Cobb) who was drunkenly walking home despite his claims of: “I am eminently capable of walking.”
Episode 6 ended on a classic “Whodunnit?” cliff hanger which has left avid viewers wanting more and eager for tomorrow’s (March 29) episode.
As we look ahead to Episode 7, which airs this Sunday (March 29) at 9pm on Channel Four, we will see how everything falls apart in a spectacularly devastating manner.
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*‘Indian Summers’, 9pm-10pm, Channel 4. Repeated on 4Seven on Mondays at 10pm-11pm>