Ashes to Ashes Series 2 Episode 5

Gene Hunt - Wants the Met back on track

The fallout from the suicide of Superintendent Supermac  has hit the Metropolitan Police hard, and DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) is determined to show the public the force is doing its job.

Investigating the occurrence of a violent burglary gives Gene and his team the impetus they need to show the public what the police are really for – but it all goes crazy for DI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) when it transpires the robbery took place at the family home of her future husband and father of Alex’s daughter Molly, Peter Drake (Perry Millward) who at this point in the 1980s is just a 14 year old boy.

Having abandoned Alex and Molly in the future, the young Peter Drake is subjected to an astonishing barrage of anger from his future wife Alex Drake, no doubt setting the scene for a rocky relationship at some point in the late 1990s.

With the dabs of supposedly dead gangster George Staines found at the scene, the case takes an unexpected  twist as the team follow the neighbour of the missing gangster’s mother’s in the hope that she will lead them to Staines.

Be under no illusions however: the terrible undercurrent of corruption will be continuing throughout Ashes to Ashes.  As he died in Gene Hunts arms, Supermac revealed last week that “Operation Rose is coming”, an interesting reference to a motif that we’ve seen throughout series 2 of Ashes to Ashes, not least in the gifts that have been left for Alex by the mysterious man that kidnapped her in Episode 1 and may or may not also be from the future.

Whoever he is, he knows what is going on.

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