Close To The Enemy episode 6 review

Aliya Whiteley Dec 16, 2016

Freddie Highmore shines as Captain Ferguson's brother Victor in the penultimate episode of Close To The Enemy...

This review contains spoilers.

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It's the penultimate episode of Close To The Enemy, and Poliakoff has finally begun to pull together the disparate strands of this post-World War II drama. But it's not Captain Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), ostensibly our hero, who is the glue that sticks it all together but his brother Victor. Freddie Highmore gives us a miserable, desperate, and confused Victor, struggling to understand how everyone else could be moving on with their lives when his has stopped.

What I really liked about Victor's increasingly unstable behaviour was how it veered from lashing out at others to emotionally connecting with them, finding an honesty that polite society tries its best to avoid.

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