- Writers: Chris Chibnall
- Stars: Adam Wilson , Andrew Buchan , Arthur Darvill , Benji Yapp , Carolyn Pickles , Charlotte Beaumont , Charlotte Rampling , David Tennant , Eve Myles , Hollie Burgess , James D'Arcy , Jodie Whittaker , Joe Sims , Jonathan Bailey , Marianne Jean-Baptiste , Matthew Gravelle , Meera Syal , Olivia Colman , Oskar McNamara , Pauline Quirke , Peter De Jersey , Phoebe Waller-Bridge , Simone McAullay , Steve Bennett , Susan Brown , Tanya Franks , Vicky McClure , Will Mellor , William Andrews
Hardy is annoyed when reporter Olly questions him about Ashworth's return to Broadchurch whilst Ashworth himself confronts Ellie with accusations regarding Claire and Hardy and the prosecution closes its case with Jocelyn revealing to Beth why she was happy to act. Meanwhile Claire disobeys Hardy's instructions not to see Ashworth as Hardy and Ellie travel to Sandbrook to warn Cate Gillespie, mother of one of the victims, that Ashworth is back in the area. Cate is separated from her husband Ricky and tells Hardy something that could throw doubt on a certain party's guilt. As Sharon Bishop begins her defence a former Broadchurch resident returns to give evidence which stuns everybody.