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John Simm and Richie Campbell are back for a third series

Grace: Viewers point out confusing plot hole in new episode


John Simm and Richie Campbell in Grace
Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
27 March 2023
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ITV's Grace returned for the second episode of series three on Sunday evening but viewers were quick to point out a confusing plot hole. At the beginning of the episode, viewers were shown the immediate aftermath of a traffic collision. 

If you're yet to tune into the new series, check out the video below to get a glimpse of what series three has in store.

Grace series three - first look glimpse at new episodes

One character, Carly Chase, could be seen getting out of her car and sitting at the side of the road before making a worried phone call to a loved one. After a police officer approached her to take a breathalyser test, she was informed that she had failed the test and was immediately arrested.

However, fans at home noticed that upon her arrest, the PC referred to her as Carly, without her having given her name to the officer. Some picked up on this plot hole, with one person tweeting: "She never gave her name then though did she?? #Grace. "A second echoed this, asking: "How did the policeman know her name when he arrested her for failing the breath test? He never asked #grace." 

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Cast of Grace in episode two
Cast of Grace in episode two

Others agreed, with a Twitter user replying underneath: "My thoughts entirely and breath tests take longer than that. Is this the usual standard of this programme?"

A fourth meanwhile wrote: "She had barely said 2 words to him and they weren't her name," as a fifth added: "I said that too!!! She had literally only been conscious for 20 seconds!!!"Meanwhile, series three has gone down well with fans overall. 

Richie Campbell and Craig Parkinson in Grace episode two
Richie Campbell and Craig Parkinson in Grace episode two

Episode two's synopsis, 'Dead Man's Grip', reads: "Grace and Branson are called to the site of a tragic road traffic collision where an unexpected discovery suggests more to the case than meets the eye."

John Simm and Richie Campbell are back as the leading detective duo, but viewers can look forward to seeing other stars, too. Zoe Tapper (Liar, Big Boys Don't Cry) is back to portray Cleo Morey, Line of Duty's Craig Parkinson returns as DS Norman Potting, while Laura Elphinstone plays DS Bella Moy.

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