In the second and final episode of The Silkworm, Robin is in Yorkshire and watches a TV interview with Fancourt where he accidentally reveals that he’s read Bombyx Mori – despite his previous denials. Matthew is upset to learn that Robin drove Strike to Devon.
Strike introduces lawyer friend Ilsa Herbert to Leonora, and reveals that ropes and overalls were bought on the family credit card. Strike and Robin are suspicious of Fancourt, who had access to the house and a feud with Quine. They meet him at a party where it is announced he’s joining Quine’s publisher.
Strike and Robin speculate that the killer wrote Bombyx Mori and hire a literary analyst to help. They confront the killer who tries to escape…
Strike: The Silkworm Episode 2 (of 2) airs on Sunday 17 September 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One.