It was obvious from the start of ridiculously compelling TV drama Trigger Point that one of Lana Washington’s colleagues was going to be involved somehow in the campaign of terrible bombings.
The terror cell are getting weapons-grade explosives from somewhere, so an insider is likely.
The question is, which one? There were some huge red flags being waved last night about one particular explosives officer, but were they red herrings?
There are plenty more characters on the verge of being shifty, so let’s take a look.
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Wash’s teammate (played by Kris Hitchen) had already been throwing round some freakish assumptions about the bombings before his new senior officer broke into his locker (oops) and discovered a whole load of evidence pointing to his guilt.
Inside she finds a promotional flyer for the far-right extremist group English Flag, an AZ Map of London, which has pages marked with information about the attacks we have already seen. Westhaven Estate, and the name and flat number of Andy Phelan, the man strapped into a bomb vest in the series premiere.
And a business card for Zipcom Facilities – the company whose van exploded officer Joel Nutkins (Adrian Lester) along with several others. Also marked out is the targeted LGBTQ+ pub in Vauxhall, with a note of their usual delivery time and then Amburiq mosque has also been circled on the map, with a note stating the time of Friday prayers, also the time when the nail bomb from episode two was found and reported.
Coupled with Hudson’s remark about a progressive politician siding with enemy and him pressing Lana for information from Counter Terrorism, the gobby officer raises suspicions. And how does he know about her and Thom?
But, does anyone else think this is all too obvious? Too neatly wrapped up in episode three? Of course it is.
Hudson’s has either been framed to an expert level or could be involved in some way and is nominated scapegoat.
These are massive red herrings diverting us from the real baddie.
Appeared out of nowhere at Joel Nutkins’ wake, access to an exclusive entry (ok, it has a buzzer system) at a backstreet snooker hall, and he’s just too damn good to be true, causing Lana to be distracted from her actual boyfriend, Thom Youngblood.
Warren Brown’s character seems like a nice diversion from the action, but is that to throw us off the scent?
In an interview with the Radio Times, Brown has said that ‘everyone’ is a suspect and that his character, a former soldier, just like Lana and Joel, is facing the tough adjustment to civilian life, and that will be a central theme of his story.
He added: “Leaving the military and trying to assimilate back into normal life can often throw up big challenges. So, we might delve a bit more into how that transition was further down the line.”
I don’t want it to be him, but then maybe that’s where the bombshell lies.
As if Lana needs more stress in her life, she’s also got to deal with an impulsive and deadbeat younger brother, who looks like he is a racist, too.
In episode two a disillusioned Billy (Ewan Mitchell) had been picked up by police for attacking an Halal butchers because he thought an Islamic terror group was behind the bombings.
Could he be cleverer than he makes out and is trying to put blame on another group rather than a far-right extremist group? Maybe not, but I think he’s going to be causing Lana trouble in coming weeks.
Not keen on this guy. The way he hoists at Lana during operations when she’s offering expert info on the situation is not a good sign for their blossoming relationship.
That said, I think he’s more into their relationship than her and seems to want them to develop as a couple as opposed to wanting to pump her for bomb disposal tactics.
Inspector Lee Robins
Now then, stick with me. The team leader of the armed response team just isn’t sitting right with me.
Yes, his strict nature and stony expression is as expected from a man in his position but there’s just something about him. And he allowed one of his team to go into the block of flats alone and get murdered.
I don’t like him.
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