The families of the dead are each immersed in their own struggle to comprehend the fallout. For some of them, there will be no return as grief isolates them from themselves, their loved ones and the community.
Claire cannot accept her daughter's death - it is simply too hard to confront. Paul desperately tries to compensate for the bad husband and father that he has been. In his denial, he fulfills a promise to his wife - but too late.
David's secret about his childhood friendship with Morton is beginning to take control of him. His marriage is falling apart and his job is on the line as he becomes insistent on finding an answer to why this happened.
Conspiracy theories surrounding police cover-ups feed into David's personal paranoia, and in a bitter outburst in the local pub, David accuses the residents of Southcliffe of being complicit through their apathy...