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The Best Episodes of Marcella

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Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career to marry and devote her life to her family. With the abrupt end to her marriage and isolated from her 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son, Marcella throws herself into work to stop herself from falling apart.

Genres:CrimeDrama
Networks:ITV1Netflix

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Marcella" is "Episode 4", rated 7.7/10 from 695 user votes. It was directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and written by Nicola Larder, Marston Bloom, Hans Rosenfeldt. "Episode 4" aired on 4/25/2016 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 6".

  • Episode 4
    7.7/10 695 votes

    #1 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-04-25

    An aborted attack on an elderly man gives the police a new lead in the Grove Park killings, while Marcella tries to track down the taxi driver from outside Grace Gibson's house, fearful that he saw her on the night of the murder.

    Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Marston Bloom, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 6
    7.7/10 666 votes

    #2 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-05-09

    The killer's next victim is a six-year-old girl, which devastates Marcella, and a DNA match gives the police team its strongest lead yet. Meanwhile, DI Tim Williamson investigates Andrew Barnes' death - was it really suicide?

    Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Mark Greig, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 7
    7.7/10 663 votes

    #3 - Episode 7

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-05-16

    Mo confronts Marcella after finding his brother dead, while the detective has her doubts as the police continue to investigate Yann. Tim starts to look into the curious circumstances surrounding the death of Andrew Barnes, bringing him into contact with Jason.

    Director: Henrik Georgsson

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 8
    7.7/10 710 votes

    #4 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-05-17

    In her desperate hunt for Matthew, Marcella questions Henry at his home. Meanwhile, the pressure mounts on Jason as Tim's investigation into the murder of Andrew Barnes gathers pace, and the killer is finally revealed, causing shockwaves among the entire team.

    Director: Henrik Georgsson

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 5
    7.7/10 498 votes

    #5 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-03-19

    Kevin Hoffs and his blue lorry are found abandoned in a lay by. Leann informs Marcella that the lorry had been there for 36 hours. After analysing Adam's phone records, the team become aware that Adam had contacted the KidsCall helpline. Marcella heads there to retrieve the records and Maya is helpful despite both women having Tim Williamson in common. From Adam's records they see that he'd admitted to being abused by his father but his father has alibis for many incidents surrounding the case.

    Director: Charles Sturridge

    Writer: Camilla Ahlgren, Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 6
    7.7/10 502 votes

    #6 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-03-26

    The arrest of Vince Whitman causes massive fallout between Tim and Marcella. Meanwhile, Postfeed24’s internet viral video leads the team to discover another body much closer to home.

    Director: Charles Sturridge

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 7
    7.7/10 492 votes

    #7 - Episode 7

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-04-02

    Marcella heads to Nigel Stafford's house to question him. As she walks around the house she finds a small grave before heading inside the unlocked door. Inside she's confronted by Nigel, holding a knife.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 4
    7.6/10 512 votes

    #8 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-03-12

    Adam gets away from the killer's prison but loses consciousness while trying to escape in the car of an elderly couple. Meanwhile, Marcella confronts Reg about a binder that was stolen from his house, while Phil sets his sights on the detective.

    Director: Charles Sturridge

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 2
    7.5/10 781 votes

    #9 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-04-11

    The Gibson family are in a state of panic when Grace is discovered missing, and Marcella tries to make sense of the previous evening's events, scouring CCTV footage in an attempt to discover more about her disappearance. Cara returns home from her latest job, in which she has stolen a watch, some earrings and a bracelet, but is unaware of their significance and the danger she's put herself in, with all of the items recognisable as trophies taken by the Grove Park Killer.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 3
    7.5/10 725 votes

    #10 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-04-18

    Grace's body is discovered by the police and Marcella tries to keep her head and hide the fact that she was one of the last people to see her alive. Sylvie is distraught at the loss of her daughter and her dismay is further compounded when she learns that Grace and Jason were having an affair, while Henry tries to find comfort with his friends Matthew and Yann. Meanwhile, Peter is released from open prison and makes a beeline for Maddy, who lies to him about having a boyfriend.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 5
    7.5/10 660 votes

    #11 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-05-02

    Mo holds the police responsible when Hassan is shot, while Marcella triumphs over Peter Cullen and finally gets the information she is after relating to Grace's death. Jason manages to get his job at DTG back - but at what cost? - and deliveryman Ronnie makes the mistake of his life.

    Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 2
    7.4/10 529 votes

    #12 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-02-26

    Dr Fairclough tells Marcella that it might be a good idea to go back to the root cause of her blackouts - Juliet's cot death. But when she tries to relive that moment at her home, the resulting stress levels put her into another fugue state. Meanhile, the team is called out when the driver of a car abandons his vehicle after a fatal collision with a cyclist and police attending the scene open the boot to discover a body surrounded by the same stuffed toys found with Leo.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 3
    7.4/10 509 votes

    #13 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-03-05

    Marcella digs deep in her attempts to take down Phil Dawkins, but her dogged pursuit has tragic consequences, causing her to question everything. Meanwhile, her ongoing blackouts mean she has to face up to the threat of losing her children.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 1
    7.3/10 637 votes

    #14 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-02-19

    The discovery of a young boy's body sends Marcella and the team after a child killer.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 1
    7.2/10 910 votes

    #15 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-04-04

    Former detective Marcella Backland is shocked to the core when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, she returns to her job on the Met's murder squad that she gave up 10 years before to have her second child, and decides to follow up on a hunch she had in a case involving a serial killer.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 3
    7.1/10 409 votes

    #16 - Episode 3

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-02-02

    Marcella receives an anonymous package. At Jessie's vigil, DCI Sangha spots an eerily familiar face. Finn finds out who sold Jessie the heroin.

    Director: Gilles Bannier

    Writer: Paul Waters, Emer Gillespie, David Allison

  • Episode 4
    7.1/10 392 votes

    #17 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-02-09

    The Maguires arrange for Bobby to leave the U.K., but the plan goes awry en route to the airport. Katherine sends a threatening message to Marcella.

    Director: Ashley Pearce

    Writer: Tim Loane

  • Episode 5
    6.9/10 388 votes

    #18 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-02-16

    Her stalker's latest threat leaves Marcella suspicious of Frank. After recognizing one of Bobby's abductors in police records, she tracks him down.

    Director: Ashley Pearce

    Writer: Mike Walden

  • Episode 1
    6.8/10 576 votes

    #19 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-01-26

    Eighteen months later, Marcella has a new life as a deep undercover operative in Belfast, spying on a powerful family that's running a shady business.

    Director: Gilles Bannier

    Writer: Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 2
    6.8/10 429 votes

    #20 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-01-26

    Marcella is recognized on the street, and later finds an odd note on her windshield. When DCI Sangha arrives in Belfast, Bobby must cover his tracks.

    Director: Gilles Bannier

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    6.6/10 805 votes

    #21 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-04-09

    Marcella has no time to lose as the killer has Edward. Following leads she races to the killer's house, but finds it empty except for a ringing phone. However, a premonition offers up clues, but can she get to her child before it is too late?

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Nicola Larder, Hans Rosenfeldt

  • Episode 6
    6.6/10 399 votes

    #22 - Episode 6

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-02-23

    Marcella recalls how Frank rescued and reprogrammed her 18 months earlier. When Stacey flees from the Maguires with her baby, Marcella must find her.

    Director: Ashley Pearce

    Writer: Matthew Thomas

  • Episode 7
    6.5/10 397 votes

    #23 - Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-03-02

    Finn uses Rory's phobia to bully him into an alliance. Marcella confronts Frank with a discovery about his past. DCI Sangha learns of Stacey's arrest.

    Director: Ashley Pearce

    Writer: Tim Loane

  • Episode 8
    6.3/10 518 votes

    #24 - Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-03-02

    Marcella's latest blackout leaves her with an unexplained corpse. Wondering why DCI Sangha is still in Belfast, Jack decides to investigate on his own.

    Director: Ashley Pearce

    Writer: David Allison