UK / ITV1 Network – ITV Studios / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 19 July 2010 @ 9.00pm
Writer: Ed Whitmore / Director: Brendon Maher
Series: Identity / Season 1 Episode 3
“Bloom was SO10’s most decorated officer, over 100 arrests”
In Pariah, Episode three of the series, the team have to help Amy Quilan who has been in witness protection for ten years after getting involved in a bungled kidnap with her partner Brian, a kidnap that resulted in the death of a little girl. It seems the residents in the area where she is now living have discovered who she really is. Then her own son is kidnapped in an echo of the case from ten years before. Bloom quickly becomes convinced there is a more to the case than looks apparent.
Bloom’s undercover life as Brendan O’Shea is starting to seriously unravel too, he is more or less ordered to visit in prison the gang boss whom Brendan is in deep with, his problems are compounded when he is then told to perform a hit on Atif.
A bit of an icky episode leaving a none too pleasant taste in the mouth, typically strong performances from Sarah Smart and Phil Davis though.
The series is very much turning into a star vehicle for Aidan Gillen too, he is all over every frame of the show whilst Keeley Hawes’ presence is barely felt in this episode. On the positive side though Jose and Anthony are turning into a nice double act, with generally a scene each week where the duo visit a witness and Jose blunders in with some barely thought statement and Anthony has to apologise for him.
SARAH SMART as Amy Quilan
PHIL DAVIS as David Sinclair
HARRISON EDWARDS as Sam Quilan
ALEKSANDER MIKIC as Atif
AGNI SCOTT as Adile Kemal
ALEX PALMER as DS Colin Highsmith
TAMER HASSAN as Nazar Kemal
IAN DUNN as Brian Creen
RHIANNON HARPER RAFFERTY as Amy’s Neighbour
SEAN CAMPION as Priest
DREW EDWARDS as Head Prison Officer
ROSS WATSON as Prison Officer