PREVIEW: The Bay (Series Two), ITV

ITV's hit drama returns for a second series. Read the episode descriptions below...



Episode One

After dealing with the repercussions of her actions from last year, DC Lisa Armstrong is given the opportunity to prove herself when asked to assist a murder investigation in Morecambe. Tensions remain high as Lisa struggles to do her job whilst following the orders of her previously lower ranking colleague, Med. As the team try to uncover why the victim was targeted, Lisa and her kids are unknowingly stalked by a mysterious figure who has returned with an agenda.


Episode Two

Determined to ignore Andy’s unexpected arrival the night before, Lisa throws herself into the case and discovers a significant lead from her only eyewitness. The new information opens up the investigation and the team uncover vital evidence, forcing them to deal with a difficult suspect. Meanwhile, Lisa questions Andy’s motives as he remains determined to rebuild a relationship with his family, whilst Penny discovers Lisa and the kids are keeping her in the dark.


Episode Three

Determined to ignore Andy’s unexpected arrival the night before, Lisa throws herself into the case and discovers a significant lead from her only eyewitness. The new information opens up the investigation and the team uncover vital evidence, forcing them to deal with a difficult suspect. Meanwhile, Lisa questions Andy’s motives as he remains determined to rebuild a relationship with his family, whilst Penny discovers Lisa and the kids are keeping her in the dark.


Episode Four

Following an unexpected turn in the case, Lisa and the team struggle to keep their heads in the game as they’re forced to accept help from a new unit. As one suspect throws new light on the investigation, Lisa doubts whether she’s been given the full truth on events from the past. With the investigative pressure building, Manning attempts to fight for his marriage whilst Lisa finds solace in a place she least expected.


Episode Five

A rash decision unsettles Lisa, so throwing herself into her work, she pursues a new line of investigation, uncovering a secret with far-reaching consequences. As the evidence against one suspect continues to build, a desperate Manning makes a choice that risks the integrity of the case. Meanwhile, Penny’s words make Abbie question where her loyalties lie and Rob realises his newfound romance comes at a cost.


Episode Six

As a confession brings the team closer to the truth, Lisa identifies a suspect but conflicting accounts leave her questioning who to believe. With the complexities of the case proving difficult to crack, the stakes are raised as the race to bring those responsible to justice takes an unexpected turn. Aware her actions have consequences, Lisa is faced with a hard decision, but will she make the right one when protecting those she loves?


The Bay begins Wednesday 20th January at 9pm on ITV.