Alibi’s record-breaking crime drama Annika is back for its fourth episode on Tuesday night, with Nicola Walker’s unconventional DI taking on a brand new case.
The body of writer Cara Gibson washes up under Kingly Bridge, which makes Annika ponder the structure and symbolism of bridges for the duration of the episode.
Luckily, Paul McGann’s psychiatrist, Jake Strathearn, is there to offer some comfort. Strathearn was introduced in episode three, when Annika’s daughter Morgan (Silvie Furneaux) began therapy at his office.
The chemistry between them was obvious, and it appears it will continue to develop in the next episode, at least judging by RadioTimes.com exclusive episode four preview. Take a look below.
“Conflict, intimations of doom, imminent catastrophe,” Strathearn tells Annika after she asks him what dreaming of bridges collapsing means.
This does not bode well for Annika – and maybe even their would-be relationship – but, luckily, Strathearn loves bridges, or so he tells her.
The pair clearly have a connection, though how that might impact Annika’s already troubled daughter in the future remains to be seen.
As well as Annika’s potential romantic pursuit, her work with the Maritime Homicide Unit will lead her to realise the consequences of burning bridges – which this episode’s victim appears to be an expert in.
Set against the background of the Scottish seaside, where Annika is filmed, the episode will also feature Annika speaking directly to the audience – one of the features that sets it apart from other crime dramas of its ilk.