‘The Pembrokeshire Murders’ recap: What happened in Episode 2?

The Pembrokeshire Murders continued 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 second episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Tuesday 12th January 2021:

With their forensics budget running out and still no forensic ‘golden nugget’, Detective Steve Wilkins and his team spend three days interviewing their prime suspect, John Cooper.

With fresh leads to follow, Steve is re-energised, but being so absorbed with work comes at a price at home.

When Cooper’s second parole hearing is successful, it’s a blow to both Steve’s team and Cooper’s estranged son Andrew.

What fresh horrors might Cooper commit now that he’s free after 10 years in prison?

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