KCET Premieres Season 3 of British Drama Series, 'Scott and Bailey' on December 15 | KCET
KCET Premieres Season 3 of British Drama Series, 'Scott and Bailey' on December 15
Burbank, CA - Dec. 3, 2013 - KCET
continues to bring the suspense and mystery with a new season of the riveting
British crime series, Scott & Bailey.
Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp return for season 3 in Sally Wainwright's drama
exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives premiering
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m.
Honest, powerful and true to life, Scott & Bailey is a refreshing take
on crime drama. Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott are detectives with Manchester
Metropolitan Police's prestigious Murder Investigation Team. Rachel is
energetic, impulsive, and bold, while Janet is subtle, reliable and a
diplomatic thinker with a wry sense of humor, which makes her the perfect foil
After the murder of Rachel's
ex-boyfriend Nick Savage in season 2, viewers learn this season how Rachel
finally managed to prove she was innocent and keep her job. She's also newly married
to Sean. But did she go through with the wedding for the right reasons? She
also has the added stress of having her runaway mother back in her life again. For
Janet, viewers watch as she fails to patch things up with her husband Adrian
and they decide to divorce, but how will she cope when he starts dating?
For the first time, this series
follows one crime story across the entire season. Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax, Spooks) stars in
a tale of murder and deception that pushes Scott, Bailey and the team to their
and Bailey is
a Red Production for ITV and distributed by BBC Worldwide. For more information
and airdates, visit www.kcet.org/shows/scott_bailey/.
The series airs Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. on KCET.
Scott & Bailey Season 3 Episode Descriptions:
Called to the home of an elderly couple
who haven't been seen for a while, Janet discovers Eunice Bevan's severed head
at the bottom of the stairs, her body at the top, and her husband Joe in bed,
emaciated and barely able to speak. Meanwhile, the detective puts her house on
the market, admitting her relationship with Ade is over, and three months in to
Rachel's marriage to traffic cop Sean, she's starting to feel a little
In a retrospective episode set immediately
after the events of series two, Rachel faces further accusations of
masterminding the fatal attack on ex-lover Nick and finds comfort in the arms
of ever-faithful Sean, agreeing to marry him. Amid the wedding celebrations, Janet
and Ade admit defeat and decide to split up for good, while Gill is duty bound
to take action when she catches Pete in a compromising position. The detectives
also investigate the case of a businessman suspected of murdering a tramp.
The detectives investigate the murder of a
wealthy man whose double life left him vulnerable to exploitation. Away from
work, Rachel's recent moment of indiscretion threatens to come back to haunt
her when a confused Sean takes a phone call from her one-night stand, and after
Ade is pushed into living with his girlfriend on a permanent basis, Janet asks
her mother to move in.
Troubled saleswoman Helen, whose mother was
murdered back in episode one, turns up on Janet's doorstep with information
that takes the investigation in a completely different direction - paving the
way for the formidable Det. Supt Julie Dodson to be called in. Meanwhile, new
recruit Sgt. Rob Waddington arrives on the scene - putting Janet's nose out of
joint as she is demoted back down to constable.
Having realized her marriage is a mistake,
Rachel is still staying at Janet's and making excuses for her absence, but Sean
isn't prepared to accept that things have gone so wrong, so quickly. Meanwhile,
the investigation into Joe Bevan continues as the body count rises and the team
faces the mammoth task of identifying the victims and determining the order in
which they were murdered.
When Janet gets called in to Gill's office to
explain a cheeky email that she's sent to Rob, she's adamant that it wasn't
from her, and mortified that Rob will think it is - especially since she's
already embarrassed him in a moment of madness. But if Janet thought this was
the worst the day could throw at her, she couldn't be more wrong. The story of
the week involves the suspicious death of care home resident Gerald French.
When daughter Catherine raises concerns about the level of care her father had
been receiving, Scott and Bailey are sent in to investigate. And when cripplingly
shy trainee, Rosie, is discovered slapping a resident, she is devastated to
find that her charismatic mentor doesn't have her best interests at heart.
Rachel is shocked when Janet walks in on her
and Kev in the bedroom, and is forced to acknowledge that her chaotic life is
affecting her work. Meanwhile, Syndicate 9 is left reeling at the identity of
the mole in The team, and when a body is found in Oldham town center, the
detective duo discover that a spate of street robberies may lead them to the
With their friendship in tatters, the
lack of communication between Rachel and Janet is making even the simplest of
tasks difficult, and it takes a call about Gill's possible abduction to reunite
them as a team. The duo soon have Gill's car in their sights and identify the
kidnapper, but discover they are heading for a notorious suicide location. Can
the detectives get to their boss in time?
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