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Happy Valley S2 Finale Recap

When the episode begins, Catherine (Sarah Lancashire) heads to the school and lets the principal know about¬†Frances attempting to put thoughts in Ryan’s (Rhys Connah) mind. The principal does nothing and admits that she had a good resume. On the way out, Catherine passes by Frances (Shirley Henderson). Neither woman says anything. Afterwards, Shafiq (Shane Zaza) and Catherine head to… Read more →

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Happy Valley Recap S2 E5

When the episode begins, Catherine (Sarah Lancashire) and her friends take Ann (Charlie Murphy) out for drinks, in hopes of getting her to cheer up. Catherine and Joyce (Ishia Bennison) plot their moves, while Ann heads outside and winds up hooking up with a random strange. Before the night ends, Ann tells Catherine how she is nearly a perfect replica… Read more →

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Happy Valley Recap Season 2 Episode 4

When the episode begins, Catherine (Sarah Lancashire) is seen interviewing two prostitutes. One has been attacked by a strange man. During the conversation, Catherine begins to suspect that the attacker is Sean Balmforth (Matthew Lewis). She returns to work afterwards and belittles the other female officers, who blatantly¬†ignored the prostitutes. She returns home and speaks with Clare (Siobhan Finneran) about… Read more →

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Happy Valley Recap S2 E3

When the episode begins, we witness Catherine (Sarah Lancashire) attending a counseling session with a therapist (David Crellin). Catherine obviously doesn’t want to be there, but speaks about her problems nonetheless. After a brief catch, we see the previous night’s actions and Catherine heading to the bar with Clare (Siobhan Finneran). The pair encounter a stoned man and Catherine makes… Read more →

Happy Valley Recap Season 2 Episode 2

When the second episode begins, Catherine (Sarah Lancashire) brings home a runaway prostitute, Ilinka Blazevic (Ivana Basic). Unfortunately, Ilinka is unable to speak English. The next door neighbor, Winnie (Angela Pleasence) comes over and is able to translate between the pair. Meanwhile, John Wadsworth (Kevin Doyle) continues spiraling out of control. Catherine heads to the school and arrests a youngest,… Read more →

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Happy Valley Recap S2 E1

The second season of Happy Valley takes place a few months after the previous season ended. Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) is in prison and Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) has returned to her beat. When the episode begins, Catherine and Clare (Siobhan Finneran) sit around and chat about Catherine’s day, which involved killing a wounded sheep. Meanwhile, John Wadsworth (Kevin… Read more →

Happy Valley Documentary Review

Happy Valley is a 2014 documentary, which was written and directed by Amir Bar-Lev, who also directed The Tillman Story. The documentary follows the Penn State child abuse scandal. The film does an excellent job outlining the entire scandal from the lead up to the conclusion and the aftermath. The film begins with some of the courtroom drama, before jumping… Read more →

Happy Valley Review

Happy Valley is a crime/drama that began airing on BBC One, April 29, 2014. When the series opens, we are introduced to rough and tough police sergeant, Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), whose job is basically talking people down from playground equipment and preventing suicide. She is currently raising her young grandson, Ryan (Rhys Connah), while getting help from her recovering… Read more →