‘The Singapore Grip’ recap: What happened in Episode 3?

ITV’s new adaptation of The Singapore Grip continued in the UK tonight.

Based on J.G. Farrell’s classic novel, the new six-part mini-series focuses on a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion in World War Two.

The cast includes Luke Treadaway (Ordeal By Innocence), David Morrissey (Britannia), Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Luke Newberry (In The Flesh), Elizabeth Tan (Coronation Street), and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones).

Here’s a plot recap for the third episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Sunday 27th September 2020:

Singapore’s residents are given a stark awakening to the realities of war by the Japanese bombing the city, but Walter remains obstinate despite the growing danger.

After confiding in Joan about the cruciality of a union with Matthew, the Blacketts intensify their campaign to secure his share in the company.

While Vera nurses Matthew through his fevered delirium, the Major is confronted by the Chinese Protectorate, who insist she is dangerous.

Charlie, Sylvia’s brother, re-joins his regiment and heads to defend the vital Slim River position against the Japanese, while Ehrendorf, reeling from Joan’s rejection, volunteers to assist.

J.G. Farrell’s novel The Singapore Grip is available to buy on Amazon.