'Grantchester' Season 5 Episode 4: Geordie and Will to probe aliens, trippy stuff and there's some love coming
Promo reveals how a student runs through the town naked as he yells about aliens landing on Earth
In the upcoming episode of 'Granchester' Season 5, we will see how Vicar Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) helps Geordie (Robson Green) on a mysterious case. A college student is caught running naked around town while yelling that aliens have now landed on Earth and are out to get them. This strange occurrence has caught the attention of local reporter Ellie Harding (Lauren Carse) as well. While investigating the case, Will and Geordie learn something interesting about the student's vices.
Turns out, the reason that he has been seeing aliens, among other things, is because he might be using some drug that has him hallucinating about aliens. The promo also features Will and Geordie interviewing a man who introduces them to a magic potion called LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide). The man believes that this substance is godsent and explains to Will and Geordie that there is nothing wrong with LSD.
Even as the town is freaking out about a new chemical substance that is being used on college-going kids, the man in the interview stresses that LSD is "God in a Bottle" because he used it on himself. He believes that this chemical is a discovery unlike any but of course neither Will nor Geordie believes him. The investigation into this crime is what the episode will center on. However, after what happened in the last episode on the personal front, looks like the caretaker of the vicarage — Mrs C is still uncomfortable and unhappy.
In the promo, we see how frustrated she is with her personal circumstances. When Leonard tries to tell her that she will be fine and things will get better; she is hopeless and asks him instead how that can be. She is shocked that she lived with a man who managed to hide a big part of his life, a truth that might end up breaking their relationship. Will she be able to sort out through the mess or is Mrs C headed for a personal meltdown?
The promo also includes a bit of a teaser about where Will and Ellie's relationship stands at the moment. It looks like something is stopping Will from taking a bigger step towards Ellie, and he tells Ellie that this was something he had assumed she understood. However, Ellie says that the more she gets to know him, the more unclear his stand on many things have gotten. So there is more of Will and Ellie's budding romance that we will be seeing in the upcoming episode.
The new episodes of 'Grantchester' Season 5 drops on Sundays at 8 pm EST on Masterpiece PBS.