The Cry (2018– )
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Episode #1.4 

Joanna and Alastair grow further and further apart as they attempt to rebuild their lives back in Scotland. But, an unexpected delivery triggers a long-forgotten memory for Joanna and throws things into question, changing everything.


Glendyn Ivin




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Coleman ... Joanna
Ewen Leslie ... Alistair
Asher Keddie ... Alexandra
Alex Dimitriades ... Detective Peter Alexiades
Markella Kavenagh ... Chloe
Sophie Kennedy Clark ... Kirsty
Shareena Clanton Shareena Clanton ... Detective Lorna Jones
Stella Gonet Stella Gonet ... Elizabeth
Moyo Akandé ... Defence Lawyer
Fox Currie Fox Currie ... Young Boy
Kate Dickie ... Morven Davis
Nicholas Farrell ... David Fossery
Kayla Kisielwesk Kayla Kisielwesk ... Young Chloe
Shauna Macdonald ... Dr. Wallace
Donald Morrison Donald Morrison ... Forensic Expert


Joanna wakes in hospital to discover she has been in a car crash and Alistair is dead. We flash back to Australia, where Joanna and Alistair are told the investigation is being wound down. They are free to return home to Scotland. Joanna begs Alistair to tell her where he has buried their son and eventually he takes her to a deserted beach and points to a large tree. Joanna falls to the ground in grief. The couple return home to Scotland where they attempt to rebuild their lives. Joanna returns to her job as a primary teacher but struggles to cope. Alistair meanwhile loses his job with the party. His notoriety is considered too damaging. The publicist, Jean-Louise offers Alistair a position with a charitable foundation for parents who have lost their children. Joanna is appalled. The couple grow further and further apart. Chloe and Elizabeth visit from Australia. Chloe tactlessly organises a celebration for Noah's first birthday. It's too much for Joanna and she flees. Joanna reads a ...

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21 October 2018 (UK) See more »

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31 October 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I had huge anticipation for The Cry, and overall it's been a decent watch. The conclusion is a good watch, I think overall it got better as it went on. On the positive side, it has fantastic production values, the filming, and location work are superb. The acting is fine, Coleman ultimately does a very good job. The story concludes well, it's gripping, and ultimately satisfying. On the debit side, it drags in parts, I feel to ninety minute episodes would have been a better format.

I particularly enjoyed the scenes between Coleman and Stella Gonet, talk about a look says it all.

Part six is the best of the four segments, it doesn't surprise me that the show gained viewing figures. At least it concludes without any ambiguity. We get answers to everything. 8/10

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