Wreck – Episode 3 – Showtime! – Recap

Wreck – Episode 3 – Showtime! – Recap


Director: Chris Baugh

Writer: Ryan J Brown (Screenplay)


  • Oscar Kennedy
  • Thaddea Graham
  • Alice Nokes
  • Jodie Tyack
  • Georgia Goodman

Plot: It’s a big day on the ship – The Captain’s Ball, attended by the VIP guests. Jamie shares An intimate moment with Olly whilst Vivian cosies up to Lily, one of the guests, risking big repercussions if she’s caught. Jamie and Vivian gather enough evidence to go to the authorities about Pippa’s disappearance, they just need the Entertainment Crew to back them up. However, these guys are running their own illegal enterprise and want nowhere near the police, unless Jamie does them a dangerous favour first. As the Captain’s Ball draws to a close, a crew member close to home is put in grave danger.

Runtime: 45 Minutes

There will be spoilers in the rest of the recap

Story: Showtime! Starts by showing what Pippa was up to on her journeys, picking up supplies for the party side of life on the cruise. Meanwhile, Jamie and the rest of the crew are preparing for the Captain’s Ball. Jamie looks to get closer to Sophia, informing her that he was the one who called the police, with a detective arriving on board.

With Jamie getting closer to Ollie, Vivian finds herself drawn to a passenger Lily. Elsewhere Cormac is forced to run around the ship during an inspection of the crew’s quarters. Detective Martinez arrives on board to investigate Danny’s death, where the crew continue to try and hide it as a suicide.

Jamie goes on to confront Ollie about the attack last episode, revealing it was more gang scares. It was never going to be dangerous. Meanwhile, Cormac stumbles upon who has the tattoo after getting caught trapped in a closet. Jamie goes on to learn who is the head of the Filipino mafia on board. It isn’t until the closing sequence we get to see the next death, one that doesn’t seem to make as much sense in the bigger picture of everything.

Verdict on Showtime!

Showtime! Continues to build the gang war on board, as the story keeps moving away from the slasher inspiration the opening episode suggested. It shows how Jamie has gotten into more trouble than he bargained for.

Having a detective not getting much discovered doesn’t help along the way. The teasing romances for Vivian and Jamie seem to be taking more centre stage. While Cormac still continues to be the most entertaining character in the series.

When the episode does end with excellent effects behind the latest death, it still doesn’t bring us enough of the creepy duck figure that could easily become the icon of the series.

Where to Watch: Wreck is available on BBC iPlayer Now.

Final Thoughts Showtime! Teases the mystery but doesn’t seem to move the story along enough.

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