The Review: This series chronicling the lives of gay men in modern day Manchester has never wholly engaged or moved me. It simply isn't grounded enough in my gay reality. But Episode 6 is something else.
Smiley, sexually unfulfilled Lance is finally given backstory in a remarkable opening sequence. His relationship with Henry on the rocks, he’s currently experimenting with the dangerous Daniel, who’s embracing his sexuality and despising it in the same breath.
Events progress (via a moving, eerie encounter with a familiar face) inexorably towards their dreadful conclusion, all the more powerful after being signposted during the programme's first minute.
The Verdict: A shocking episode that elevates an entertaining (but occasionally disappointing) series to stunning heights.
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