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The Split Series 2

Episode 3

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25 February 2020

9pm - 10pm

BBC One

 

 >>> WATCH THE SPLIT SERIES 2 ON BBC IPLAYER <<<

 

 

Episode Guide 

Hannah’s personal and professional lives collide when Nathan and his new pupil Chloe help Hannah and Christie with the Hansen case.

As Hannah desperately tries to clean up any evidence of her affair, Christie learns a secret about their past that fuels his anger.

After their first meeting to discuss child arrangements with Richie’s lawyer, Hannah realises this is not going to be a clean fight, and suspects Fi may be hiding something.

Meanwhile Nathan plans a surprise wedding anniversary party for Hannah at their family home, where secrets start to come out...

 

 

Cast & Credits

Hannah - Nicola Walker

Nathan - Stephen Mangan

Ruth - Deborah Findlay

Nina - Annabel Scholey

Rose - Fiona Button

Christie - Barry Atsma

Fi Hansen - Donna Air

James - Rudi Dharmalingam

Zander - Chukwudi Iwuji

Tyler - Damien Molony

Maggie - Ellora Torchia

Melanie Aickman - Anna Chancellor

Prof Ronnie - Ian McElhinney

Richie Hansen - Ben Bailey Smith

Liv Stern - Elizabeth Roberts

Chloe - Amaka Okafor

Helen Parker - Susannah Wise

Will Parker - Laurie Kynaston

Ali - Harriet Webb

Tilly Stern - Mollie Cowen

Vinnie Stern - Toby Oliver

Matteo Lopez - Marc Bosch

Innes - Millie Kent

Jordan Trang - James Bradwell

Dexter Hansen - Moses Walcott

Callum Hansen - Romario Flemming

Ralph Hansen - Kye Carter-Osborne

Sandwich girl - Gwen Ann

Reporter - Phil Yarrow

Reporter - Roger Dipper

Reporter - Mark Johnson

Melanie's legal team - Toby Atkinson

Melanie's legal team - Harriet Franks

 

 

 

Writer: Abi Morgan

Director: Paula Van Der Oest

Producer: Natasha Romaniuk

Exec Producers: Abi Morgan, Jane Featherstone, Lucy Dyke

Prod Company: Sister Pictures

 

 

 

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Damien is back in The Split tonight 9pm on BBC One!
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And, it is one MEGA episode!




Who will be watching?
 
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5 stars! Normally  even if I loved something, if there isn't enough Damien I would go 4 stars.. But this was so incredibly written, and performed and things are hotting up…

Fave part of the episode:THE PARTY!

But so much happened in 1 hour of fab drama.

Nicola Walker is just amazing. Wow.. the emotion.. Hannah still trying to maintain the lie to Nathan (and maybe to herself) to try to keep control of the situation to avoid exploding everything in her and her family’s life, and how that starts to slip away… there is a profound pain at the core of Hannah (in all the sisters) that makes it also tragic and layered and more than a simple place the blame situation.. what does the fox mean  do we think? I think it represents her inner voice breaking out of her denial about Christie.. or her guilt..or the potential wrecking of her marriage

Ditto to Annabel Scholey, as Nina spirals further, she portrays her chaos with both strength and her vulnerability. And on top of everything, she has Tyler popping up wherever she is..

Love how things that are said in the cases mirror situations in their personal lives.. the relationship that was fantasy and wasn’t going to last, the advice Nina gave to Will that she could have been giving her self.. Fi who is “hiding something”, “most people are”

Of course we have to mention Damien’s scenes, not that many in this episode but we do see him dancing! His scenes are becoming almost exclusively with Nina…There is no denying the chemistry between Tyler and Nina, irritation and almost hate on her part, but in this episode there is an even bigger undeniable connection in their shared moment in the photo booth…he is not without a heart and maybe he will help her in the end. 

We also find out Tyler is a sizeable amount of zeros in debt.

Maybe I‘m dwelling too much on this sentence, which was said in a fun and throwaway way, “I know I look like I love it, but it’s all fake”…

 



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This series just keeps getting better!

You just knew Tyler would be in one of the cubicles when Nina was talking to the young lad, it had to happen.

There is great chemistry between Nina and Tyler - to be honest, I'm finding the "relationship" (if you can call it that) intriguing. I'd love to know what his secret is - I bet it's more than just money.

I'm liking the scenes with all three sisters, they have a great bond. In the first series "The Split" seemed to refer to so many things - the clients, Ruth and Oscar, the problems with the firm. But series two is making me think it might be about Hannah and Nathan splitting.

I am utterly determined not to binge on iPlayer. Honestly I am!

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Oh my, Ellie, hats off to you for resisting the urge to binge! I confess to having zero willpower when it comes to a boxset I really really want to watch.

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Behind the scenes from Damien, featuring the photos taken in the party photobooth from this episode!
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Fun in a photo booth... #throwback to the first scene I shot on #TheSplit ... All episodes available on @bbciplayer

A post shared by Damien Molony (@damien_molony) on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:23am PST



This scene was my favourite from the series so far!

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This is how I spent my Sunday! A bit long.. but this is the heavily edited version!

 

 

THE SPLIT 2 STORY SO FAR: Damien Molony as Tyler Donaghue – secrets, truths & a photo booth in episode 3

 

 

(Fair warning: The following contains spoilers for The Split series 2, episodes 2 and 3!)

Damien is currently appearing as Tyler Donaghue in The Split on BBC One, now half way through the second series.

What is the Tyler Donaghue story so far?

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Personal and professional lives collide in The Split and if an underlying theme can be found in this series it would be the secrets people keep and the lies they tell others – and themselves – to keep them from being revealed.

As the new arrival at Noble Hale Defoe, we know little about Tyler Donaghue (Damien) other than he has been brought in by manager Zander (Chukwudi Iwuji) as a consultant for the newly merged law firm, that he and Zander are engaged after meeting in Chicago.

Given free reign to examine the working practices of each staff member in order to “cut fat”, Tyler has ruffled feathers right across the board, assessing client choices and income potential as he accesses work emails, watches and listens in the background, lurks in corridors and doorways.

As Tyler continues to look beneath the surface of NDH to discover the truths about the team, his scrutinising gaze is largely directed at Nina Defoe (Annabel Scholey). When Nina’s spiralling struggles with alcohol and a surprise pregnancy begin to affect her at work, things are not helped when Tyler keeps popping up wherever she is.

There is a growing intensity and suspenseful chemistry between the two characters, and in episode 2 they begin to challenge each other more. After she comments on Tyler’s past at a staff drinks night organised by him and Zander, back at the office Tyler confronts Nina on her constant lateness, suggesting he will advise Zander to “rationalise” if “the books don’t balance” in terms of “productivity and passion” and asks her if she has joined the AA. But he may have pushed her too far, the episode ending with Nina getting caught shoplifting.

What happened in episode 3?

For us fans there could never be enough Damien in anything, and in the latest instalment of the legal drama quality over quantity is certainly the case for Tyler appearances. His scenes are few, but they are intense and enthralling, and almost exclusively with Nina.

While Nina comforts a distressed client in the male bathroom at work, Tyler overhears and silently gives her a nod in the mirror – a brief moment of connection and perhaps recognition, as she gives advice about addiction she could easily have given herself.

As Damien fans it is of course not lost on us that both he and Annabel Scholey played vampires in Being Human, but it is their stunning performances and vivid embodiment as Tyler and Nina, not the mirror reflection in this scene that puts us right in the heart of them, and not Hal and Lauren.

And reflections are a theme right across the episode. In a brief exchange during a fire drill, Tyler quips, while vaping, “the hard stuff gets you arrested” to Nina the morning after she was arrested for shop lifting. Things that are said in the episode’s legal cases mirror situations in Hannah and Nina’s personal lives; a relationship formed by Will in rehab that was fantasy and “wasn’t going to last”; Nathan is brought into help with Hannah and Christie’s ongoing case with Fi Hansen (Donna Air) who is “hiding something”, like “most people are”.

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The big event of this episode is Hannah (Nicola Walker) and Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan) 20th wedding anniversary party, where all kinds of secrets begin to emerge. Hannah is still trying to maintain the lie of her affair with Christie (Barry Atsma) to Nathan (and maybe to herself), attempting to keep control of the situation and to avoid exploding everything in her marriage and her family’s life. Christie is angry, and angrier still when he finds out a secret about his and Hannah’s past, causing a confrontation at the party, witnessed by Nathan.

Oh and we see Damien dancing!

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The most significant scene in episode 3 from a Molonian perspective is between Tyler and Nina, in a photo booth, at the anniversary party. It is a short but weighty scene, undeniably fun and shiny, but filled with deeper underlying pathos and heaps of hidden heart.

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When Tyler tells an annoyed Nina he doesn’t “like to see a good thing go to waste”, he doesn’t mean the photo booth and when Nina tells him she is pregnant, she doesn’t just reveal her secret to make him shut up.

Tyler and Nina in the photo booth at Hannah an Nathan’s party in The Split 2.03

Tyler is the mysterious, annoying outsider, yet Nina’s first confidant outside of the family, intrusive but also perceptive, and who beneath it all might actually care a little. Nina is both strong and vulnerable, independent but tragically alone, who might reluctantly begin to realise that this “irritating” man might actually ‘see’ her.

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The chemistry and connection between the characters subtly transitions into something else, and while we are not sure what that is yet, it oozes off the screen.

Meanwhile, ahead of the couple’s wedding, on the request Zander, Christie (Barry Atsma) and Ruth (Deborah Findlay) have begun looking into Tyler’s background and assets and we find out that he is a sizeable amount of zeros in debt.

Could Tyler’s final words to Nina in this episode be more than a throwaway comment: “I know I look like I love it, but it’s all fake.”

What is coming up next?

We are left with big questions and even deeper intrigue about Tyler, and feel fully invested in whatever comes next for him and Nina and their volatile but growing bond. Now that secrets are out, we can’t wait to watch the story continue to unfold in the second half of the series.

The Split series 2 episode 4 airs 9pm Monday 2 March on BBC One, with the entire series available to watch on the BBC iplayer.



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Fantastic summary of what we know so far, domino! 

I'm sure there is so much more to Tyler than meets the eye and that we'll find out more each episode. I loved the scene in the photo booth. I'm sure Nina is beginning to see Tyler as a potential ally rather than an enemy otherwise I think she wouldn't have been open about her pregnancy. I wonder if he sees something of himself in her (we know that Tyler has obviously had some failures in the past to be in that much debt and who knows what else...)

The writing is so clever with all the reflections between the lives of the lawyers and their clients. You are really drawn into all the storylines of the main characters - they seem so real, if you know what I mean! Nicola Walker really is a spectacular actress. 

 

 



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RPLovesIpswich wrote:

 

I'm sure there is so much more to Tyler than meets the eye and that we'll find out more each episode. I loved the scene in the photo booth. I'm sure Nina is beginning to see Tyler as a potential ally rather than an enemy otherwise I think she wouldn't have been open about her pregnancy. I wonder if he sees something of himself in her (we know that Tyler has obviously had some failures in the past to be in that much debt and who knows what else...)

The writing is so clever with all the reflections between the lives of the lawyers and their clients. You are really drawn into all the storylines of the main characters - they seem so real, if you know what I mean! Nicola Walker really is a spectacular actress. 

 

 


 well said Rosie! approved

The reflections theme is amazing, I only saw it when writing my review. 

The Tyler / Nina dynamic is fascinating... 



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