The Village 2×06

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The Village 2×06

John Middleton (John Simm) has woken from his coma but is unable to speak. His wife Grace (Maxine Peake) is worried about what he will say and how much he might remember from the accident. Martha (Charlie Murphy) moves back in with her father Revernd Lane (Scott Handy) and is surprised to find Nurse Joy Dangerfield (Juliet Aubrey) living there.

Lady Allingham’s (Juliet Stevenson) world is falling apart: with one of her sons being gay, the other one about to be divorced, she fears she’ll never have an heir. Her daughter Caro (Emily Beecham) reminds her that she already has one: the illegitimate boy Caro had after a brief encounter with Bert Middleton’s older brother Joe (Nico Mirallegro) and who had been given up for adoption without her consent.

Bill Gibby (Derek Riddell), who is now the leader of the city council of Sheffield, is back in the village with plans for a reservoir which could supply Sheffield with clean water but would involve flooding the village. When Grace hears about the plan, she vows to stop it in a passionate speech with the other villagers, including Gilbert (Andrew Gower) and Agnes Hankin (Chloe Harris) applauding her.

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