As the episode begins, we see a flashback of Chris (Freddie Thorp). He leaves for the party after refusing to take his sister. Chris heads outside and joins Henry (Louis Greatorex) and his other friends. We see that Chris has booze. Once they arrive, Chris gets into a spat with another boy. We also see that Sia (Amy-Leigh Hickman) is handing out drugs. Chris and the others get drunk and drugged. It appears that Chris gets attacked. Then, he is found dead. In the present, the school holds a music performance. A fisherman finds Chris’s body in the water.
After the musical ends, Zoe (Audrey Fleurot) is reminded of her suspension. She is asked to leave. Neil (Joplin Sibtain) takes up for his wife. The detectives reach Chris’s body. They identify him almost immediately. They turn their attention to Jenny (Amy James-Kelly), since her body has not been located. Sophie (Amanda Abbington) and Emma (Hannah Arterton) visit Neil and Zoe. They give them the bad news. Tom (Michael C. Hall) continues his own investigation at Jasmine Hall. He tells the receptionist about his missing daughter.
When the woman leaves, he tries to sneak through the files. Neil and Zoe are asked to make a formal identification of their son’s body. Jojo (Nigel Lindsay) and Lauren (Laila Rouass) are happy that they haven’t heard any news. Jojo believes that life is returning to normal. Sophie visits Tom and tells him about Chris. Tom tells her about the club and Archie Roberts. Sophie scans through Jenny’s room. Pete (Marc Warren) calls Tom and asks about their patient. Tom rushes towards the hospital to prepare for an operation.
Chris is officially identified by his parents. Sophie and Emma look at pictures of the crime screen. Emma rushes out. She eventually tells Sophie that a fellow officer was killed in a hit and run. That is why she transferred. Jojo and Lauren try to continue with their normal lives. At the hospital, Tom tells Pete about Chris. Tom sees a familiar face. He denies being at the party with Jenny. It is the guy who argued with Chris. Sophie learns in Chris’s lungs is chlorinated. Sia returns home and finds her parents have a cookout.
They receive a visit from the detectives. Jojo makes himself look guilty by remaining silent. Pete and Tom go on the hunt for the boy. They learn that the boy’s name is Scott. They also learn that Scott went to the same center as Jenny. Jojo is interviewed by Sophie. He doesn’t want to say anything. He is questioned about being seen with the body. Then, Sophie learns about the bruising on Chris’s neck. It is clear that there was a struggle. Video footage shows Jenny on the train platform with Josh Mason (Emmett J. Scanlan).
Neil breaks down at home. Sophie and Emma continue their investigation. Pete follows Scott. Josh’s camper is searched. Tom asks Alex about the JH initials. She admits that Rachel was big on the center being for everyone. Sophie confronts Josh. He admits to seeing her. He explains that Jenny pleaded with him not to tell anyone where she was. He lets them look through his van. Pete is spotted by Scott’s friends. He attacks one and runs for it. They continue chasing him. Pete is eventually stabbed.
He is stabbed again and his phone is taken. Tom manages to track down Scott. Scott tells him where he can find Pete. Sophie and Emma speak with Neil again. Pete is found. Scott calls an ambulance. Tom manages to get a pulse. Sophie and Emma speak with Helen about Jenny. Tom tries to tend to Pete’s wounds. Helen seems worried. We see that Jenny is in her house. Jenny learns about Chris’s body being found.
This episode of Safe was okay, but nothing to brag about. We’ve added a new suspect to the mix, while also discovering that Jenny isn’t dead or missing at all. She has simply run away and there is a pretty good chance that she had something to do with Chris’s death. At the least, she knows something about it. The story isn’t going anywhere.
It is just getting more complex. Safe isn’t terrible, but it isn’t memorable either. The episode scores a 6 out of 10. Catch up with previous recaps of Safe now!