The Gibson family are in a state of panic when Grace is discovered missing, and Marcella tries to make sense of the previous evening's events, scouring CCTV footage in an attempt to discover more about her disappearance. Cara returns home from her latest job, in which she has stolen a watch, some earrings and a bracelet, but is unaware of their significance and the danger she's put herself in, with all of the items recognisable as trophies taken by the Grove Park Killer.
Former detective Marcella Backland is devastated when her husband leaves her and their two children. He is a legal adviser to DTG construction, property developers, effectively controlled by the Gibson family. When she is visited by a senior detective on the hug squad for information regarding an unsolved serial hugger 11 years previously who seems to have become active again, Marcella returns to the hug squad. She enters a world of on-line dating, prostitution, and dubious dealings of her husband's employers while trying to save her marriage.
Marcella - Series 1, Episode 2 Synopsis and Schedule