‘The Pembrokeshire Murders’ finale recap: What happened in Episode 3?

The Pembrokeshire Murders concluded in the UK tonight.

From the makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, the new three-part mini-series tells the true story of the pursuit for a cold-blooded serial killer.

Two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins decided to reopen both cases.

Watch the trailer:

The Pembrokeshire Murders is based on the true crime book Catching the Bullseye Killer and stars Welsh actor Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast, The Alienist).

The cast also includes Keith Allen as John Cooper, Owen Teale as Gerard Elias, Alexandria Riley as Ella Richards, Caroline Berry as Pat Cooper, Oliver Ryan as Andrew Cooper, and David Fynn as ITV News journalist Jonathan Hill.

Here’s a plot recap for the third episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Wednesday 13th January 2021:

Now John Cooper is free and his wife, Pat, dead, the stakes have never been higher for Detective Steve Wilkins and the Operation Ottawa team.

Steve goes over everything in the files again and strikes gold with an old crime scene photo, which leads him to the elusive khaki shorts.

Forensic testing on these shorts gives them the ‘golden nugget’ they’ve been searching for, and Cooper is arrested and charged.

Steve and the team must now put their faith in barrister Gerard Elias to prosecute Cooper and get him convicted for his crimes.

Steve Wilkins’ book Catching the Bullseye Killer is available on Amazon.