This week's episode of Shetland sees new lead detective Ruth Calder (Ashley Jensen) question Tosh (Alison O'Donnell) about her role as "temporary" DI following the departure of DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall).


In a first-look clip, Calder can be seen asking why her new role hasn't been made official, with the fan favourite character reassuring her that it isn't because she failed any exams.

"So, what's the issue?" Calder asks, before Tosh explains that it's because she'd have to leave to work somewhere else before she could come back to Shetland, and that she doesn't want to uproot her family.

She adds that Calder probably thinks that's "pathetic" and "bad feminism", but her new boss tells her, "I don't think wanting your family to be happy counts as bad feminism."

Tosh then turns the tables to ask Calder a question of her own regarding her father, but before she can answer, she notices something that urgently turns their attention back to the case at hand.

You can watch the clip in full below.

The official synopsis for the third episode reads: "Calder decides to stay on in Shetland and Tosh welcomes the support after uncovering a tattoo that sends the case in a sinister new direction."

It continues: "Tom Knox is identified as the main suspect in the case, but a confession about his relationship with Ellen sends the team back to square one."

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Shetland continues tomorrow, Wednesday 15th November 2023, on BBC One and iPlayer. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.

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