‘Endeavour’ Season 6 Episode 2 recap: What happened in ‘Apollo’?

The sixth season of Endeavour continued on ITV in the UK tonight.

Here’s a plot recap for ‘Apollo’, which first aired at 8pm on Sunday 17th February 2019:

As the highly-anticipated moon landings of Apollo 11 draw near, Endeavour, now at Castle Gate CID, finds himself investigating the death of promising young astrophysicist Adam Drake and girlfriend Christine.

Their deaths seeming to be a result of a tragic car accident on first inspection, but when the clues start to point towards foul play, Endeavour enlists the help of an injured Thursday to uncover the truth.

A visit to the Oxford observatory where Adam worked uncovers professional and personal tensions between him and colleagues Elliott Wingqvist and Larry Humbolt.

However, when Larry reveals that the car Adam was driving actually belonged to him, Endeavour and Thursday have to rethink their focus.

It seems possible that the sabotage has missed it’s intended target, and attention turns to a new-age group of which Drake and his colleagues appear to be members.

Claiming to offer lifestyle guidance to the thriving middle classes, the group seems more like a cult than a support team, and he suspects leader Gabriel Van Horne knows more than he’s letting on.

Season 6 will air in the USA this summer on Masterpiece on PBS.

The fifth season of Endeavour is available on DVD on Amazon.