Episode 5

Thursday, 12 February 2009, 10:00PM on ITV3

When the infamous Monday Morning Robber’s takedown of a major bank goes south, the SRU must use every tactical trick in the book to save the hostages, before he makes good on his threat to kill them all. But Parker’s brilliant negotiating and police work reveals a real shocker – the robber is a copycat.

In fact it’s George Orston (Nicholas Campbell, Da Vinci’s Inquest, The Englishman’s Boy), former head of security at the bank. By the time Parker makes this connection, George is holed up with one last hostage: the woman who fired him the first place. Now it’s a race against the clock: Parker must uncover the real reason for the robbery, before disgruntled employee George takes his revenge on Ruth.

The final reveal breaks Parker’s heart: George is stealing money to keep his sick wife in a care home. And when he finally realizes his plan is doomed, George takes the only step left to him: he plans to force the SRU to kill him, so his wife can collect on his life insurance policy. The Team is left to struggle with the truth. Sometimes you can connect, you can do everything right… and it still feels like it all went wrong.

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