Trigger Point series two, episode three recap: Who are ‘The Wave’ and what do they want?
12 Feb 2024, 10:15
Viewers were glued to their screens as episode three revealed the fallout from the shocking end to the previous instalment.
In the final scene of last week’s episode, a woman pretending to be a firefighter pushed Thom Youngblood (Mark Stanley) down the lift shaft and he landed with a thud on the lift. Lana Washington (played by Line of Duty star Vicky McClure) looked up to see her ex’s lifeless body.
We learn at the start of episode three that Thom was indeed killed by the fall. Lana is devastated by the death of the man that she was about to get back together with, as is DS Helen Morgan (Natalie Simpson) who he was going out with - and hadn’t yet broken up with - when he died.
New Metropolitan Police boss, Commander John Francis (Julian Ovenden) announces that he is taking over the ongoing terror case. It turns out the terrorists stole the van of a now missing repairman and used his pass to get access to the building. A mysterious caller claims to have information on the terrorists. Is this Alex (Tomiwa Edun)? The team also sees CCTV of Thom being murdered.
At a coffee shop, a businessman is distracted by a woman called Hope (Bethan Cullinane) while someone else swipes his bag, takes it to a van and then sneakily replaces it.
A package gets sent to a journalist. It is a large timer. Upon Lana’s inspection, it appears not to be a bomb, but there’s a note with it that reads: "Welcome to the labyrinth". Meanwhile, police trace the real lift engineer, who’s been tied to a radiator with what seems to be another explosive. But it’s another hoax.
Helen interrogates oddball Nicholas Hood about the timer, which continues to count down.
The mysterious caller arranges a secret meeting with Helen and Lana. It is Alex. He tells them that the terrorist group calls themselves The Wave and they want to sweep away the corrupt systems in society. Concerned that the group wants him to do more than just comms. He says he’ll help them catch The Wave, but he wants immunity.
Lana’s mum turns up, adding to her stress when she says how bad things are between her and Lana’s old man.
Alex has been tasked with uploading the timer to the internet, while back at the police HQ, Helen somehow pieces things together. It seems that The Wave are targeting a fibre optic network worth a whole lot of money to the financial sector. Lana and her team head to a disused tube station, but all they find is yet another hoax.
Lana and Hass then find a bomb attached to a pressure sensor. They disarm it and see a message that reads, “Catch us if you can”. The whole thing is being filmed, of course.
Alex sends a picture of the businessman Lana and DS Morgan. Turns out it’s someone called Oliver Jenkins, a special advisor to cabinet minister Matthew Palfrey.
Lana and DS Morgan leg it to his location at The Strand, but arrive too late, and when Oliver gets a message from Hope on his laptop. He opens it, and… BOOM, his laptop explodes.
Fans reacted to another shock ending: One person wrote: “Edge of my seat again. Well i knew that was gonna happen 💥 but if he hadn't have opened that message, would the bomb still have gone off at that set time?”
Someone else wrote: “Episode three was a great episode to watch.”
Trigger Point airs on ITV1 and ITVX on Sunday evenings. Watch the full series on ITVX now.