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The Capture: 5 answers in episode four that only lead to more questions

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The Hannah Roberts murder case is starting to unravel in The Capture, and yet we’re still asking more questions than before. Let’s take a look at what happened in episode four…

Things get a little bit silly in this episode, right? Or maybe I’m growing impatient because I just want to know what the bloody hell is going on. Since episode one of The Capture, I’ve watched that CCTV footage more times than my ex’s Instagram Stories. After a slow start, things picked up in episode three. But, for each unveiled answer in this series, there seems to be ten more questions

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The Capture episode four is no different. It picks things up moments after the end of the last episode, when Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) discovers Hannah Roberts’ (Laura Haddock) body in the boot of the car he’s just tried to escape in. Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) catches up with him, saying she believes his innocence and offering to straighten things out. But in order to do this, the DI has to arrest Shaun – and he isn’t having that. So, he pegs it. 

What happens next has left us with an equal amount of big answers and questions. 

Laura Haddock plays Hannah Roberts in The Capture.
Laura Haddock plays Hannah Roberts in The Capture.

Hannah Roberts is dead, but who killed her?

It’s official: Shaun’s barrister Hannah is as dead as a door nail. However, when Rachel’s team find the body, they are told that she has only been dead for a few hours. This means that she wasn’t killed on the same night of the CCTV recording. Rachel wants to prove this with a post-mortem but Gemma Garland blocks it from happening (more on her later). Danny Hart also raises some other curious questions about Hannah, such as: “why was a human rights lawyer so interested in protecting a soldier?” But is he doing that just to divert Rachel’s attention away from him? 

At the end of the episode, we also find out that Hannah did get on the bus she was supposed to that night. We just don’t know what happened when she got off it…

Callum Turner as Shaun Emery in The Capture.
BBC The Capture: Callum Turner as Shaun Emery

Shaun doesn’t remember killing Hannah, but has Alma hinted he could be guilty without knowing?

By the end of the last episode, I was 99% convinced that Shaun didn’t do it. Now, I’m not so convinced. Throughout the episode, he has flashbacks to Afghanistan. Things slowly unravel when Shaun is picked up by two people in a black van while he is on the run. It looks like they are there to help him, although they remain very vague about who they are and what they do. The woman, Alma Dahmani (Adelayo Adedayo), then takes Shaun to a nightclub (the biggest mystery here: what nightclub is open past 11 pm in London these days?!) Along the way, Alma points out CCTV cameras and says: “They call it ‘correction’ when they take something they don’t like then change it.” It’s annoyingly cryptic, but does suggest that Shaun’s PTSD from the war might have been triggered in order to murder Hannah. Inside the club, it’s like she’s testing him with the bright lights and loud music – further proving the PTSD theory.

The Capture: Who is DSU Gemma Garland?
The Capture: DSU Gemma Garland played by Lia Williams

Frank and Gemma and are working on something together, but what and why?

We knew Gemma Garland (Lia Williams) was shifty from the start. And there was always something suspicious about Frank Napier’s (Ron Perlman) mustache. But episode four confirms that they’re working on something together, and they don’t want Rachel interfering with it. In fact, Frank gets Gemma to suspend Rachel after she works out that he had something to do with the CCTV footage outside Eton Square and Gastor Square. They only share a couple of hush-hush phone calls, but it looks like the two meet up to discuss something in the next episode, so let’s keep an eye on them.

Danny Hart (Ben Miles) in The capture.
Danny Hart (Ben Miles) and Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) in The Capture.

Danny Hart tampered with the evidence, but why?

Another one who I knew was a rotten egg from the start, Danny Hart (Ben Miles) finally reveals his true colours in this episode. When Rachel tells him that she knows he’s been tampering with CCTV evidence, he tries to gaslight her into thinking that she’s only doing this to get in contact with him because of the affair they had (eugh). She then interrupts him while he has dinner with his wife, threatening to reveal what her husband has been up to. This scares Danny and he ends up basically admitting that, yes, he’s up to something – but he’s not going to tell her what. Grrr. 

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Charlie has a part to play in this, but is he good or bad?

Hannah’s colleague Charlie Hall (Barry Ward) has been insipidly lurking in the background since episode one, but is there more to him than meets the eye? At the end of the episode, Shaun discovers a room in the night club he’s been circling for hours and finds a group of people in there  – including Charlie, who looks in great spirits considering his best friend’s body has just been found. Alma then catches up with them in the room and says “sorry”. Does this mean that Alma actually stitched Shaun up? Is Charlie the worst of the worst? Or is there another twist about his part to play in all this?

Once more, Twitter has its own theories and questions. Let’s take a look.

Twitter reacts to The Capture episode four

Personally, I think that Charlie is the baddest guy of them all. But I don’t want to say too much until the next episode…

Hopefully we’ll get some answers to these other questions, too:

- Is DS Patrick Flynn about to be killed for finding the real CCTV footage of Hannah getting on the bus?

- Will Marcus Levy survive his attack?

- Will Rachel still continue to investigate the case despite being suspended?

- Where is this mythical London club?

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Bring on The Capture episode five. 

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Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…

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