‘Grantchester’ finale recap: What happened in Season 6 Episode 8?

The sixth season of Grantchester concluded in the UK tonight!

Based on the novels by James Runcie, the popular ’50s crime drama series stars Tom Brittney (Outlander) as clergyman Will Davenport, alongside Robson Green (Soldier Soldier) as DI Geordie Keating.

They’re joined by Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman.

It’s 1958 and trouble is brewing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester.

Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, willing to rock the boat and challenge conventions to help people. But the very role he loves put him at odds with his own ideals when his kind-hearted curate, Leonard Finch (Al Weaver) is caught up in a scandal.

Will’s best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green), finds his principles shaken, housekeeper Mrs Chapman (Tessa Peake-Jones) is distraught, and Geordie’s wife Cathy (Kacey Ainsworth) is defiant.

With new crimes around every corner, and morality and legality at loggerheads, it’s going to take all of Will’s skill and empathy to navigate these choppy waters and help the ones he loves.

Season 6 will arrive on American screens next month on PBS.

Watch the trailer:


Here’s a plot recap for the final episode of Season 6, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Friday 22nd October 2021:

Geordie and Will investigate a domestic incident at the home of singer Rita Daltrey and her domineering music producer husband Gene, after she asks for Geordie by name.

Unable to pin anything on him, Geordie learns Rita got his name from his old army buddy Johnny Richards, who’s been trying to help her escape Gene’s clutches.

When Gene is discovered murdered the next day, Geordie finds himself implicated in the investigation.

As Geordie is drawn deeper into Johnny’s life, he’s forced to finally face up to some traumatic events from his own past.

Meanwhile, Will is on thin ice with the Bishop, who wants to discuss his future in Grantchester.

Could both of their jobs be on the line – and can he save himself as well as his best friend?

Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.