The Hour

Season 2 Episode 5

2/5.

3
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 12, 2012 on BBC America
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Bel, realizing that Cilenti won't stop at murder, wants to halt the investigation. But Freddie and Hector have gone too far to stop - whatever the danger.

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  • When Rosa is murdered, Bel becomes badly frightened - but Hector and Freddie move to close in on Cilenti's operations.

    7.0
    No British police officer of the 1950s, or now, for that matter, would say "stick" instead of "truncheon", and any BBC official of the 50s would pronounce "nuclear" properly, which Bel Rowley still can't do in this episode; other than that, it's quite a gripping segment, with the highly ambiguous character of Stern beginning to show a few complexities one might not have suspected earlier. But one has to say that the bad guys are remarkably careless in matters of security, and that any pretensions the series might have had to being pro-feminist are negated by Bel's suddenly wanting to drop all her investigations now that Cilenti has proven himself capable of murder. Pardon? Is she supposed to be a reporter, or what? If she could have been shown as simply scared for herself, it might have been a tad more realistic, but we're supposed to think she wants to give up because she feels guilty over the dead girl. That, of course, ought to be the very thing that drives her on. Still, the character development is neatly done, with Hector and Marnie reunited (seemingly) and Freddie suddenly abandoned by his French wife. The last episode might get rather intriguing.moreless
Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

Randall Brown

Guest Star

Tom Burke

Tom Burke

Bill Kendall

Guest Star

Vincent Riotta

Vincent Riotta

Raphael Cilenti

Guest Star

Anna Chancellor

Anna Chancellor

Lix Storm

Recurring Role

Julian Rhind-Tutt

Julian Rhind-Tutt

Angus McCain

Recurring Role

Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin

Marnie Madden

Recurring Role

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