The Level, Nancy, played by Karla Crome, has to walk a fine line between investigating crime while concealing her own unethical actions. When Frank calls and asks Nancy to meet him one night, bullets ring out from an unseen gunman, killing Frank and injuring Nancy. Because she must hide her ties to Frank, Nancy doesn't go to the hospital to treat her own bullet wound. Things get even more complicated when Nancy is sent to Brighton to investigate the crime.
Nancy grew up in Brighton, where her policeman father, Gil, was abusive to her mentally unstable mother. This has caused Nancy to become estranged from her father. Her mother has been hospitalized once again while her mental health issues are being treated and her medication adjusted. When Nancy was growing up, her best friend was Hayley Le Saux, Frank's daughter. Because of her unstable home life, Nancy spent a great deal of time with the Le Saux family and saw Frank as a surrogate father. This causes her, once she begins her career on the police force, to protect Frank whenever his name comes up in investigations. Nancy and Hayley lost touch years ago, when Hayley's unsavory boyfriend, Shay Nash, introduced her to drugs and Hayley was packed off to rehab by her parents. In the years since, Hayley has married a professional footballer and moved to Spain. When she returns to Brighton for her father's funeral with her two small children, Hayley reveals that she has split up with her husband and will be staying in England. Frank also has a son, Tate, who is living in a group home for mentally disabled adults.
The 2-disc set also includes bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes with the actors, writers and directors discussing how the series came into being, why people are fascinated with murder mysteries and even the quality of catering on the set! It's an interesting look at how much work goes on to create a series and how many people are involved that don't appear in front of the camera!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Level from Acorn Media in exchange for this review
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