Protection officer David Budd is determined to discover the truth behind the explosion…
David Budd (Richard Madden) has been trying to find out who set off the bomb that has had such devastating consequences. One of the suspects he confronts is Roger Penhaligon, the slimy government Chief Whip, and they have a big bust-up at the MP’s constituency surgery. Meanwhile, Julia’s former political assistant Chanel tracks David down and starts flirting…
Ever since Home Secretary Julia Montague died in hospital after a bomb attack, her lover and personal protection officer David Budd has been trying to find out who set off the killer device. And in this week’s episode, his search continues…
‘David’s very much the strong and silent type,’ explains Richard Madden, who plays the Iraq war veteran. ‘I was attracted to the contradictions in him. There’s anger seeping out of him, but he’s very determined.’
The security services are also trying to piece together what happened during the attack, with some suspecting David’s involvement. David, however, turns his attentions to his numerous suspects…
He sets out to discover the true identity of a man calling himself Richard Longcross, who met with Julia shortly before her death. He also suspects the involvement of Julia’s ex-husband and government Chief Whip, Roger Penhaligon, who’d become her political enemy.
One person who turns up is Julia’s former assistant Chanel, who was fired earlier in the series. She tracks David down and begins to flirt with him.
But is there more to
Chanel’s motivations than wanting a date?
‘David is suspicious of everybody,’ explains Richard, who is bestknown for playing
Robb Stark in Game Of
Thrones. ‘But that’s his job! ‘There are so many theories and counter-theories going on in this drama, viewers will be kept forever guessing!’
No love lost… David (right) is suspicious of both Roger and Chanel
Fired up… Does slighted employee Chanel bear a grudge? Guessing game… David (right) suspects Roger is behind recent events