S21-E24 : OVER MY DEAD BODY
Lofty in jeopardy... now that had definite potential! And for the most part, the episode delivered. Lee's scenes with Marc Elliott (Dom's ex, Isaac) were wonderfully twisted and beautifully acted (and took some filming - see Marc's comments to What's On TV) but Lofty's impressively rapid recovery from major surgery, though it served the storyline, was rather too miraculous to be credible.
I'm glad to see Lofty and Dom back in the same chapter (if not on the exact same page - that would require all sorts of pre-Isaac issues to have also been resolved) and hope they can enjoy some happiness for a while. And maybe, just maybe, some independent storylines for Lofty, Dom's already had plenty! But we have a while to wait to find out... there's no sign of Lee on the cast lists for the next few eps - the earliest he might reappear is 16 July... (UPDATE: A quirk of scheduling actually brings him back on WEDNESDAY 10 July!)
Synopsis: A manipulative Isaac continues to drive a wedge between Dom and Lofty, but when Isaac puts Lofty in harm's way and the net is closing in, is Isaac's fate sealed? Meanwhile, good intentions backfire for Cameron when an intervention doesn't go his way, but when faced with an opportunity to protect Chloe, Cameron makes a selfless gesture. And just when Hanssen believes he and his grandson are making progress, Hanssen must navigate the world of parenting to figure out what's troubling an unusually quiet Oskar.
The full episode can be viewed on BBC iPlayer until 11 July 2019 while below, with my apologies to those of the cast who have hit the cutting room floor, is the Dofty edit, and this week, even a few
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Published: 23/05/2019; last updated: 19/06/2019