DEATH in Paradise shocked with a gritty #MeToo storyline tonight as a TV star sexually assaulted his employees earlier than murdering a whistleblower.
The hit BBC drama returned for its tenth collection tonight, with Ralf Little again as DI Neville Parker on the fictional island of Saint Marie.
*Spoilers forward for episode one, collection 10 of Dying in Paradise*
Garfield was confronted for sexually harassing feminine workers
Regardless of the sunny local weather, the present did not draw back from coping with a topical concern in its first episode, because the island’s prime TV anchor was revealed to be a sexual predator and assassin.
Former Casualty star Patrick Robinson performed Garfield Tourné, the lead anchor on ‘At the moment with Tourné’.
After TV reporter 25-year-old Melanie Sharpe was discovered lifeless in her pool, DI Neville and the newly returned Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) shortly suspected Garfield was concerned in his colleague’s dying one way or the other.
Because the episode progressed, it was revealed Garfield had visited Melanie’s house on the morning of her homicide, however had been stay on air at her time of dying.
Florence and DI Neville investigated him after rising suspicious
Former Casualty star Patrick Robinson performed Garfield Tourné, a lead TV anchorCredit score: BBC
Initially stumped, Neville and Florence finally found that Melanie had been working in the direction of exposing Garfield as a sexual predator, after he had made undesirable advances in the direction of her.
She wasn’t alone, because the police found the excessive turnover of feminine runners on the present was right down to the actual fact Garfield had achieved the identical factor to them, and worse.
Melanie had been conducting interviews with the ladies, and needed to blow the whistle on Garfield’s behaviour, however the anchor made certain he put a cease to it by murdering her in her house earlier than storing the physique in her sauna.
Then, whereas he was on air, he bought his daughter Heléne Tourné – who can also be a reporter on the Saint Marie channel – to faux to be Melanie arriving house so her driver would see her, after which dump the physique in her pool for him to find moments later.
The harrowing #MeToo storyline was extremely tense
Shalisha James-Davis performed Garfield’s daughter Heléne, who helped her father perform his homicide Credit score: BBC
As soon as Neville had gathered all of the proof, he confronted Garfield and his daughter (Shalisha James-Davis) within the TV studio, the place they confessed to their crimes, failing to understand it was being broadcast stay across the island.
The episode mirrored occasions of the previous couple of years which noticed excessive profile males within the media, resembling Harvey Weinstein, delivered to justice after courageous girls got here ahead and shared their tales as a part of the #MeToo motion.
It was revealed earlier at present that Death in Paradise has been recommissioned for an extra two collection.
Dying in Paradise continues on Thursday, January 14 at 9pm on BBC One.