In a quietly tender moment, she reached out and held his hand. The acrimonious divorce of sportswear chain mogul Davey McKenzie (Stephen Tompkinson) and his childhood sweetheart Goldie (Meera Syal) continued to rumble on in the background. His partner Mia also seems mysteriously absent. Meanwhile, Nina, having narrowly escaped a shoplifting sentence, is struggling with her decision to terminate her pregnancy, and a legal case with Hannah resonates with Nina's own problems. The girls also sing together. Is it any wonder she put you hand on the vicar’s c--k?” Awkward. James and his parents were last seen making a hasty exit, while Glen got hot under the clerical collar. The Split continued last night and Hannah (Nicola Walker) and Christie’s (Barry Atsma) affair is now out in the open. The star explained that viewers got ‘very upset’ with him after his character Nathan cheated on Hannah (Nicola Walker). A fine performance, unshowy but utterly believable. The joy of Abi Morgan and her work is there are no goodies, no baddies, … Does the divorce lawyer need… well, a divorce lawyer? Did soap fans recognise the actress playing James’ mother Annie? Hannah and Nathan have problems that they weren’t confronting. Hannah and Nathan’s marriage is in turmoil after her shocking confession. Suicides and extortion attempts followed, presumably hence the script’s reference to “Some bishop blew his brains out in Glasgow”. Scandal Divorce Writer Marriage Separation Writers. Cue Goldie sashayed through the company HQ to gatecrash a board meeting. Read about our approach to external linking. Never miss out on gossip, celebrity photos, videos, divorces, scandals and more. Hannah speaks with Ruth about her wedding day. The peony-mad mum-of-the-groom was Shobu Kapoor, who played Gita in EastEnders - the fearsome wife of flaky Walford Market trader Sanjay - for five years during the Nineties. Worst of all, Nathan has been exposed as a cheat and a bare-faced liar –the very thing that Hannah, whose father walked out in her teens, can’t stomach. 4: 4 "Episode 4" Jessica Hobbs: Abi Morgan The Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers, are forced to face their past following the return of their estranged father after a 30 year absence. When Hannah’s father returns around the same time she leaves the family firm to join Noble & Hale, insecurities are brought to the fore with potentially devastating consequences for the family Nathan loves. Fake news? What next for Hannah? Nathan (Stephen Mangan) and Hannah (Nicola Walker) in The Split.. Hannah and Nathan’s marriage was rocked in series one when he was forced to confess to having had an affair arranged through hacked extra-marital ‘dating’ site Indiana Ray. As a young girl of 12 years old, Hannah was the one who had to suddenly grow up, pick up the pieces, try to get her devastated mother out of bed and her younger sisters to school and nursery. “Well, I’m awake now. Ruth reiterated her intention to buy Oscar out of Defoes. Ex-wife Ruth spotted a chest scar - usually concealed with a tie or dapper scarf - which presumably means Oscar’s had open heart surgery. Ruth gives a speech. Emma had signed a witness statement to protect Bill, lying to protect him. As Noble & Hale boss Zander (Chukwudi Iwuji) so sagely said: “The moral of the tale? The best affairs are the ones you never had.”. As the press and paparazzi also descended, it was gleefully dubbed “Divorce D-Day”. With Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Elizabeth Roberts, Toby Oliver. The whole “female MP embarrassed by husband’s indiscretion” storyline was reminiscent of Jacqui Smith’s husband Richard Timney and his porn habit, while the spanking element couldn’t help putting one in mind of Stormy Daniels’ claims about Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Nina, having narrowly escaped a shoplifting sentence, is struggling with her decision to terminate her pregnancy, and a legal case with Hannah resonates with Nina's own problems. Now up stepped sister Nina to have her wine-addled say in front of both families and vicar Glen Peters (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith). Hannah and Nathan are left alone. THE Split has returned with a bang following the huge success of season one. Well, a certain blast from the past is waiting in the wings…. More on this next week, I’ll warrant. If this came out in court, she could be found guilty of perverting the course of justice, while Ruth could be struck off. Railing against the whole “happy ever after pile of c--p”, Nina told the dumbstruck James: “It’s not enough to just get on top and hope Rose feels the same. Hannah and Christie’s conversation about the Grahams - “too terrified to leave a marriage but wishing you were with someone else” - was loaded with double meaning. Article by The Telegraph. This episode began with divorce lawyers all over London and beyond leaping into action after Indiana Ray - ironically taglined “The place to go for a discreet affair” - was hacked and its client list was leaked. Yet Nina hadn’t quite finished, also informing Ruth that Nathan had “put his hand on my arse and said ‘Why doesn’t she want to have sex with me any more?’” Riiiiight. After a weepy tussle, she pushed him away and closed the bedroom door. The culprits turned out to be a far-right Christian group, which sounded a little unlikely. At breaking point: Hannah (Nicola Walker) and Nathan (Stephen Mangan) W riter Abi Morgan’s divorce drama passed the halfway point with its most scandal-heavy, incident-packed instalment yet. Ironically, they’d just had sex for the first time in ages and seemed to be rebuilding bridges. Oscar's return continues to drive a wedge into the Defoe family dynamic. Taking to the social media platform, Nathan shared his fitness goals for the year with his followers as he wrote, “Right starting from tomoz, I’m getting back to this .... this dad bod malarkey ain’t no fun. Created by Abi Morgan. After the Sterns’ teenage daughter (Elizabeth Roberts) went on the pill last week, much to her father’s chagrin, now she was heartbroken after getting dumped by her boyfriend Sasha (Brenock O’Connor). To that list we can now add The Split’s pre-wedding dinner party. Poor Liv. He duly brokered a deal with the Daily Mail’s journalistic “piranha” Matthew Royston (Steve Edge) to contain the fallout with a sympathetic exclusive interview. Hannah's personal and professional lives collide when Nathan helps out with the Hansen case, as she desperately tries to cover up evidence of her affair with Christie. Award yourself a bunch of peonies if you spotted her. Hannah dances with Nathan. He’s got a girl’s name, for starters. On the outside Nathan and Hannah are the golden couple, personally and professionally, to everyone who knows them and Nathan is fiercely proud and protective of the life and family they has built. Graham was a “state school girl from Manchester” - rather like Margaret Beckett, Britain’s first female Foreign Secretary - while her warm, no-nonsense approach recalled Mo Mowlam. As Hannah’s team dug into dodgy Davey’s finances, they discovered that he’d siphoned £18m through his secret lovechild’s account and there was still another £9m unaccounted for. He tells her that he loves her. She persuaded Emma to stay with Bill for the sake of her career and their children - at least until she’s out of office and their youngest son had left home, at which point she could discreetly divorce. Contains some strong language. Following last week’s vengeful fury, Nicola Walker has really started to display her range. This showdown with Nathan - first the hurt looks at the dining table, then the visceral reaction to his betrayal - flexed her acting muscles further. Not only did Nathan’s daft drunken lunge at Hannah’s sister Nina (Annabel Scholey) come to light - more on that dinner-party-from-hell in a moment - but it also transpired that he’d joined extramarital dating website Indiana Ray. The Split, episode 4, recap: is it all over for Hannah and Nathan? Writer Abi Morgan had clearly been inspired by the 2015 data breach at Canadian site Ashley Madison, when hackers stole all of its customer data. During their pupillage they both specialised in family law. Colleague and old flame Christie Carmichael (Dutch actor Barry Atsma, all silvery good looks and wandering accent) was mooning after Hannah like a lovesick puppy last week but suddenly he was back to being the office heart-throb. Is there any way back from the brink for the show’s pivotal couple? 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She looked all a-flutter as Christie charismatically led the “Divorce D-Day” meeting, then asked for his advice over the tangled Graham case. Have they separated? Comedian Rex Pope (Mathew Baynton) still hasn’t settled his bill and Nina was forced to chase him for payment. The unseen Prime Minister had demanded “damage limitation”, while Emma wanted a divorce - which Bill vowed to contest, for the sake of their three children. To add insult to injury, he did the deed via a misspelt text (“We need a brake” indeed). The Truth About Getting Fit at Home, review: is it really a surprise that a kale smoothie is low on energy? Things were already looking shaky for cold-footed Rose (Fiona Button) and wet blanket fiancé James (Rudi Dharmalingam), after she said she didn’t want children and had a panic attack on the bus. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Episode 6. As she moved further away from Nathan, Hannah grew increasingly close to Christie. Nathan met Hannah at law school twenty years ago. Ruth tells Hannah that she is playing a dangerous game. We speculated last week that patriarch Oscar could be terminally ill, hence his sudden reappearance. Recent TV drama has seen such memorable meals-from-hell as the Doctor Foster pasta massacre and This Is England’s grim Sunday lunch of roast misery and all the trimmings. If only she had the money. And I’m onto you.” It’s all building to a deliciously soapy denouement over the next two weeks. Just to add extra pressure, Emma was due to host a high-profile state visit from the Chinese President that very day. She’s currently the long-suffering wife in Citizen Khan, too. Cracks have been evident in the marriage of Hannah Stern (Nicola Walker) and husband Nathan (Stephen Mangan) all series but here they widened into chasms. Just be thankful he didn’t do it with an emoji. 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