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Episode 2.3
Episode 2;3
Air date 19 January 2015
Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Jessica Hobbs
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Episode 2.3 was the third episode of Series 2 of Broadchurch.


Beth Latimer gives birth to a baby girl, Alec Hardy apologises to Lee Ashworth, Ellie Miller has a night out with Claire Ashworth, and Ellie is accused in court of having an affair with Hardy.

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  • Despite the general media blackout surrounding Broadchurch, the Friday before this episode launched a segment from the opening scene was shown on The Graham Norton Show, on which David Tennant and Olivia Colman had come to promote the series.
  • During that same show, host Graham Norton brought up the notion of the sexual tension between Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, even showing a couple of examples of fan art with the two of them together. Both actors strongly denied noticing any of this tension between the characters. It is interesting to note that that was just prior to this episode where Sharon Bishop accuses the characters of having an affair, thereby bringing up the idea of sexual tension between them in-universe.