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A man is murdered at home while his wife is away. It seems that he may have been murdered by his son, but the detectives uncover evidence that the deceased had a secret life he kept hidden from his family. Adrian moves out, and Janet asks her mother to buy him out. Rachel's one-night stand comes back to haunt her. Gill worries over her teenage son's engagement.moreless
The relationship between Janet and Rachel hits a new low, and it soon becomes impossible for them to work together, but the detectives have to set their differences to one side when Gill disappears in suspicious circumstances.
Janet and Rachel pursue an estate agent implicated in the death of a homeless beggar. Janet recalls the circumstances leading to Liam's arrest over the murder of Nick Savage, the investigations into her own involvement, her reconciliation with her estranged mother, and her marriage to Sean.
Helen Bartlett reveals the whereabouts of another body, precipitating a major investigation led by Det Supt Dodson. Rachel is struggling to deal with Dom's incarceration and her marriage to Sean.
Rachel is criticised for the lack of progress in the investigation. As the attacks continue, she hopes that the killers will start to make mistakes, but developments mean her position as Acting DI is jeopardized. Janet’s attempt to help Taisie leads to a complaint. Both Scott and Bailey have life-changing decisions to make about their futures.moreless
The team attempts to identify each of the victims, and establish the circumstances of their deaths. It appears that a mole within the operation is feeding details to the press. Janet's friendship with Rachel is tested by their new living arrangements, but Rachel seems unwilling to deal with her failing marriage.moreless
DCI Julie Dodson leads the investigation into the murder of Nick Savage, and Rachel is the prime suspect. DCI Gill Murray deals with an apparent accidental death, but the dead man's daughters implicate their mother. Gill determines to take radical action to resolve the problem between Andy and Rachel.
The officers of Syndicates 9 and 3 investigate the torture and murder of two victims whose badly-burned bodies are discovered a few days apart. The detectives soon make an arrest, but their suspect's sister is also murdered. Rachel is reunited with her estranged brother, Dominic, a convicted armed robber, and renews her relationship with PC Sean McCartney, while Janet's household is disrupted when her mother comes to stay after an operation.moreless
The syndicate investigates the abduction and murder of an eight-year-old boy by a paedophile. Janet decides to break off her relationship with Andy. Sean wants to get married. Rachel has to go to Dom's rescue and misses her sergeant's exam.
Janet and Rachel investigate a suspicious death at a care home and uncover evidence of abuse. Both Dorothy and Gill have reason to be concerned about Rachel's behaviour.
DCI Gill Murray leads the investigation into the murder of a woman found dressed in a sex outfit and with her head coloured green. Gill asks Janet to help with her drunk ex-husband. Janet complains to her about Andy's behaviour. Sean wants Rachel to meet his son.
The team investigates the racially-motivated murder of a young taxi driver. Janet interviews serial killer Geoff Hastings about his victims. Janet and Rachel are bemused by the attentions of Sean and Andy.
DCI Murray is brought in to advise on a rape and murder case that duplicates the M.O. of a serial kiler she helped convict 13 years before. Rachel is told that ex-lover Nick Savage will not be charged with her attempted murder, and is shocked to discover that her brother Dom is working as a prostitute.moreless
The Major Incident Team continues the investigation into the series of horrific murders, and uncover the shocking circumstances. Rachel invites Sean to spend the night, and tries to encourage her brother to get a job. Andy discovers that Janet's husband has moved out.
The syndicate deals with a shooting, and discovers that the victim has been sexually mutilated. Andy seems determined to freeze Janet out of the investigation. Sean tries to engineer a reconciliation between Rachel and her mother, and Rachel warms to the idea of marriage.
Janet is unnerved to discover that DSI Dodson cannot ignore her concerns about Gill's drinking. Just as Rachel feels as if she is getting to grips with the job, she makes a fatal error that puts Janet and Chris in danger. When a man's body is found wedged between rocks on the moors with nothing to identify him, a road block is set up and an appeal put out. Enquiries lead Janet and Chris to a nearby farm, but they discover something much more sinister and shocking than they could ever have anticipated.moreless
Syndicate 9’s new sergeant is thrown in at the deep end with a historical missing person’s case. Her biggest challenge is to hide her contempt for the poor police work that hampered the original investigation. Janet keeps Gill's secret but shares another secret with Rachel; she wants a boyfriend. When Mandy Sweeting’s body is discovered, 23 years after she went missing, the new sergeant's role takes on huge proportions. Wading through narrow-minded police work and re-interviewing bruised and bereft family members, makes this a particularly challenging case.moreless
Battle-scarred from their recent conflict, Rachel and Janet are determined to move forward. Rachel aims to give her career her best shot, and not be bogged down by the chaos of her personal life, while Janet wants the opportunities she feels she deserves. Scott and Bailey find themselves in front of the promotions board, being interviewed for the post of sergeant. When both pass with flying colours, DCI Gill Murray has to choose which of them gets the job at Syndicate 9. The syndicate investigates the abduction and possible murder of vulnerable young man Robin McKendrick. When a photo of Robin gagged and bound in the boot of a car appears on Facebook, Syndicate 9 suspect that he is already dead. A lead takes the team to a local quarry where they expect to find Robin's remains. But when the divers are called in, the body they find is that of a young woman.moreless
Troubled by Gill's comments about her relationship with Will Pemberton, Rachel gets cold feet about accompanying him to an awards ceremony. When Janet discovers that Elise's heart is being broken by Eleanor's son, her maternal instincts make her want to rescue her daughter and bring her home. When a couple are shot at close range in their pub in the early hours, their son Simon feels utterly alone, having lost his sister Carla when he was three. But when his aunt is identifying the bodies, she tells them that Carla did not die, but was disowned by the family after failed attempts at rehab.moreless
The body of teenager Will Hudson is found in a Manchester park and Rachel knows his death could have been prevented. When Rachel receives an email with video footage of the murder, it becomes clear that the rules of the game have changed and her own safety is in question. Janet feels powerless to protect her daughter Taisie.moreless
Janet is called to the home of an elderly couple and discovers the decapitated corpse of the wife and her bed-ridden husband in a dreadful state. The detectives track down the couple's daughter, Helen, who seems uninterested in her parents' plight. Rachel is struggling to cope with married life, while the divorcing Janet and Adrian have decided to sell the marital home.moreless
The team investigate the murder of a man whose body is discovered shortly after he is reported missing by his son is discovered. Rachel's self-destructive behaviour leads to a falling-out with Janet, and forces Sean to realise that his marriage is over.