In the second episode of this three part story, airing over consecutive nights, Strike tells the police that the circumstances of Rochelle’s death merit further investigation but is dismissed. He seeks out Lula’s friends, the fashion designer Guy Somé and model Ciara Porter, and learns that Lula was looking for her biological family.
More of Strike’s personal history is revealed to Robin when Strike’s half-sister Lucy invades the office.
Strike visits the Bristow family home and meets Lady Yvette Bristow, Lula’s elderly adoptive mother, who reveals that she and John were watching a film when Lula died. John wants Strike to focus on CCTV footage, not Tansy’s testimony.
Strike heads to Dalton to meet up again with Ciara Porter and Evan Duffield, who seems very volatile. Taking Strike back to her place, Ciara shows him a concealed compartment in her handbag. then seduces him.
Strike confronts Tansy and Derrick and makes a major breakthrough. But his discoveries are soured when he learns that his ex-fiancé, Charlotte Campbell, has become engaged to another man.
Pictured is Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike. He is a good fit for Strike as it turns out. In our mind we had someone like Alfred Molina during his El CID years and Burke fits that perfectly.
Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling Episode 2 (of 3) airs on Monday 28 August 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One.