9:00pm – Thursday, January 31 on ABC1
When a source’s body is found in a Soho backstreet, a shaken Bel commands the team halt altogether in their pursuit of the dangerous Cilenti. But when she begs Freddie not to risk his life for the sake of glory, he’s more determined than ever due to a new lead: a mystery company ‘Castlecore’ is investing in Cilenti’s company set to make money from nuclear bases. Freddie’s determined to find who they are.
When Randall challenges McCain about his part in Cilenti’s manipulation of the previous week’s show, his honourable treatment of McCain’s blackmail predicament leads McCain to offer help – he hints that a visit to El Paradis that evening might just throw light on Castlecore…
Freddie visits Laurie, leaving the corrupt Commander planning his own stand against Cilenti. Meanwhile, Hector wows executives in a meeting with ITV and is tempted by the prospect of being lauded with Marnie as ITV’s golden couple – will he leave The Hour for its rivals.
Randall and Lix are drawn together by a setback in their search for their daughter. Meanwhile, Hector offers Bel insight into her falling out with Freddie, and when Freddie finally confronts Bel about his letter from America she’s left reeling by his new-found boldness.
That evening, Freddie and Hector’s sting at El Paradis reveals a startling answer to what Castlecore is. But proceedings are interrupted by an unexpected visitor who causes controversial front-page chaos… Has Freddie caused a situation he might live to regret?