There is no simmering disquiet and TPTB do a critique of the norm. The female cop is a harpy and this is not discomfiting. The solider confronts her boss’ wife, the wife knows what her husband is. How depressingly plausible that the wife stood by and did nothing. Ugly thoughts are spewed and this doesn’t drip with menace.
The solider seethes with bitterness. There is no trashy promise or fascinating characters. This was fallacious and insultingly bad. The solider is a tragic figure. The female cop who is named Kip has garrulous impatience. Karen stole her au pair’s wages that David pays. The soldier’s handler Peter clears out. The Vicar is heart-broken.
A spy in the people smuggling ring is bailed out. Kip causes the soldier to kill herself. A baby is born. What was Karen blackmailing David over? This was entirely serious and ponderous. This was all improbability and shows up social unease or something. This was ridiculous. The pizza shop is still on the go.
“Bonds of decency.”
“You know I love you.”
“I regret not doing better.”
“I regret not being good.”
“How long have you worked underground?”