Roadkill Episode 3 Preview: How will Peter Laurence fare against illegitimate daughter and career under threat?

With every passing episode, new skeletons begin to emerge from his closet, each one of them deadlier than the other


                            Roadkill Episode 3 Preview: How will Peter Laurence fare against illegitimate daughter and career under threat?
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Peter Laurence is in some very big trouble. 

On PBS' latest political thriller 'Roadkill', the new Minister of Justice, played by Hugh Laurie, is in deep trouble that threatens to wreck his career completely. With every passing episode, new skeletons begin to emerge from his closet, each one of them deadlier than the other. And if you've followed the show so far, you know very well where the other threats stand.

In the very first episode, it was revealed that Peter won the libel case by tweaking the truth and lying under oath. Soon, it is revealed that he has an illegitimate daughter. Now in prison, Rose Dietl (Shalom Brune-Franklin) sends to see her father, but doesn't meet him. He refuses to believe that she really is the daughter, barely remembering the woman that could be the mother. But Prime Minister Dawn Ellison (Helen McCrory) seems to be one step ahead of him as she ironically appoints him the Minister of Justice. Shortly after his visit to the Shephill Prison, a riot breaks out that now seems to give an impression of his connection to the violence.

Meanwhile, in his personal life, his daughter Lily (Millie Brady) has discovered his affair with Madeline Halle (Sidse Babett Knudsen). This is a ticking time bomb as Lily won't waste a minute in letting others of the Laurence family in on this secret. The synopsis of the upcoming episode also teases that there is a major familial intervention coming Peter's way. "Confronted with his affair, pressure mounts on the home front for Peter," the synopsis teases.

The other half of the synopsis teases how nowhere is really safe for the minister. "Meanwhile, Rochelle questions whether to pick up where Charmian left off. As friends, family, employees, and even a dead person turn against him, he follows his motto: 'keep moving forward'."

Rochelle (Pippa Bennett-Warner) was approached by Margaret Moore (Katie Leung) who claimed to have information on the minister. The lawyer seems to be apprehensive of this new-found source and had decided to not look into it, but it doesn't look like she could keep herself away for long. We can guess that the information Margaret has comes from Sydney (Emma Cunniffe) who drives the minister around. Rochelle, part of his legal team that helped him win the case, is now interested in this information. But what happens next?

The penultimate episode of the series teases an interesting finale. Peter is surrounded by trouble, what's his escape? 'Roadkill' airs on Masterpiece on PBS at 9/8c.

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