What a rubbishy pair of episodes.
Episode 19 was the worst of the two for sheer implausibility. A dating agency owner goes missing after breaking the poor wee sensitive heart of a Russian mobster who is deeply in touch with his feelings. Everybody bangs on about love and soul-mates and all that mushy stuff, and most of it is completely unconvincing or borderline stupid. Even Danny’s sincerity is undermined by the fact he’s squandering his feelings on the loathesome Elena – she’s so worried about Sam being unconscious in hospital that she had to go get a new hairdo and fringe?
Episode 20 was a bit better, with its tale of a billionaire’s estranged son who disappears after a plane crash, but the story was very WAT-by-numbers and a bit stupid, and again, the plausibility factor was conspicuously absent. Two hundred people searching in the same area for hours, and yet Viv is always the one next to what they’re all looking for?
Biggest disappointment however was the treatment of the Martin-Kim storyline across the two episodes. Dude finally gets a story, and it’s a good one, but it’s squashed in between these two sub-standard mysteries and some Sam-Jack relationship rubbish. A few scenes and it’s all done. What a waste.