SUSPECTS Series 4 Episode 3 ‘Ricochet’: Jack Is Back! But will he crack the case?


Suspects returns to Channel 5 this Wednesday with the third and penultimate episode of Series 4.

© Channel 5

© Channel 5

This week’s instalment takes us and the detectives beyond the walls of police HQ when DS Jack Weston (Damien), DC Charlie Steele (Clare-Hope Ashitey) and DI Martha Bellamy (Fay Ripley) investigate a shooting outside a boxing club.

suspects Series 4 Episode 3-1

As they unravel the evidence, and with conflicting stories from both the suspects and victims of the crime (Played by a guest cast including Dominic Coleman (Trollied, Miranda) and Ivana Basic (Casualty, The Bill)), the detectives must ‘pick their way through the lies to get to the truth.’

© Channel 5

© Channel 5

In what looks set to be another gripping story full of surprising twists and turns, what else will the team uncover?

© Channel 5

© Channel 5


We will be tuning in to find out.

Take a look at the detailed episode synopsis below.
(Spoilers alert!)

Suspects Series 4 Episode 3 ‘Ricochet’ synopsis.

After linking the shooting of a popular clergyman to another recent drive-by shooting, the East London detectives begin to suspect that the reverendʼs son may know more about these incidents than he admits.

The investigation begins with the shooting in broad daylight of the Reverend Daniel Matthews (Dominic Coleman, ʻTrolliedʼ) outside the boxing club he runs for disaffected youths. There is no CCTV inside or outside the club, but witnesses report seeing a girl talking to the reverend shortly before the shooting. The girl is identified as Kelly Pearce, girlfriend of the reverendʼs son Aaron (William Jeffs, ʻAs the Bell Ringsʼ).

The detectives find Aaron at the hospital, waiting for news of his dad, but no sign of Kelly. A visit to the Pearce family flat fails to turn up Kelly or a gun, but Jack discovers that her mum Alma (Ivana Basic, ʻCasualtyʼ) relies heavily on prescription drugs, while her 12-year-old brother Sammyʼs (Raif Clarke, ʻBelieveʼ) extremely edgy behaviour indicates that he has something to hide.

Suspicion falls on Aaron as the team uncover a link between him and Joseph Brookes (Youssef Berouain), the prime suspect in the recent drive-by shooting of Victoria Summers. The reverend was in the area at the time of that shooting but denied having any information to help the police investigation. Was Aaron involved in either incident?

Events take an unexpected twist when Kelly Pearce walks into the police station and accuses the reverend of raping her brother Sammy during a boxing club outing. With the reverend refusing to cooperate with the police, and Aaron and Kelly contradicting each otherʼs stories, the detectives must pick their way through the lies to get to the truth…
Channel 5


Suspects Series 4 episode 3 airs 10 pm Wednesday 9 December on Channel 5.


To comment and discuss with other fans, click here

To share your reactions to Suspects Series 4 and to vote in the DMF polls, click here

Missed the two episodes of Suspects Series 4? catch up on Demand 5



SUSPECTS ‘Revenge’: Series 4 Episode 2 sneak peek preview trailer

Damien Molony unzipped: SUSPECTS behind the scenes video

SUSPECTS Review: Jack Is Back with Sass and Sensitivity in Series 4 premiere

SUSPECTS: Series 4 press buzz and in-depth premiere preview

SUSPECTS Series 4 official trailer released

Jack Is Back! Channel 5 announce Suspects Series 4 air date

New Suspects filming for Damien Molony – is Jack back for Series 4 and 5?