Aftermath, we see not only DCI Banks at his crime-solving best, but we also see when he meets Annie for the first time.
The program starts with a shocking crime and only gets worse from there. A woman hears a crash and a scream from the house across the street. She calls the police, and soon a car with a male and a female officer pulls up to investigate. The police officers get no response from their knocking, but thanks to the British convention of having a mail slot in the door, they are able to look inside the house and see a bloodied woman on the floor. After breaking down the door, they call an ambulance and then start looking for the perpetrator. Down in the basement, they encounter another locked door, and upon breaking it down, discover something they were in no way prepared for: the dead body of a young woman tied to a table, and the covered bodies of several more women. While staring at this horrific scene, a man suddenly emerges with a machete and proceeds to slash the male officer. Girl power is luckily on offer, though, as the female officer is able to subdue the man and attempt to tend to her colleague.
Enter DS Annie Cabbot. She is with the police internal investigation unit and is given the job of trying to find out what exactly happened to Marcus Payne that resulted in such severe injuries. She seems determined to do whatever it takes to get a result (based on what her superior officers tell her) so that she can be promoted. Her investigations overlap with Banks' attempts to find the remaining missing girl, so they are drawn together. Banks soon begins to suspect that Marcus Payne must have had an accomplice in his abduction and murder scheme, so his investigation begins to turn in a new direction.
This was the first program in the 12 that have been filmed so far, so I hope I can see more of them. Banks and Annie's relationship will surely have its ups and downs, and I will be interested to see if any of her superiors ever give her any wardrobe advice . . .
Final Verdict for DCI Banks: Aftermath:
Four Gherkins, for being a fast-paced drama with lots of twists and turns
21 hours ago