Ófærð - Episode Guide

Season 1

Episode 1

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Dec 27, 2015

Episode 1

In a small Icelandic fishing port, a ferry docks. That same day a dismembered body is found in the river, sparking an investigation and a call to Reykjavik for detective reinforcements to assist the small local police force. With the ferry held in dock and a bad snowstorm threatening to cut off the town, chief of police Andri is under pressure to deliver results quickly.

Episode 2

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 3, 2016

Episode 2

With no police support able to arrive from Reykjavik until the snowstorm clears, Andri and his colleagues need to work fast. It seems a hopeless situation, but with a suspect in custody awaiting questioning and a body awaiting forensic tests Andri is desperate for them to prove themselves and make a breakthrough in the case.

Episode 3

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2016

Episode 3

The town is still cut off from all help by snowstorms and pack ice, and the local police have somehow managed to lose both the victim's body and the only suspect. Unable to prove his suspicions about the captain of the ferry, Andri finally gets a new lead when people start sharing photos of the corpse online.

Episode 4

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jan 17, 2016

Episode 4

With the murderer still at large, unrest is beginning to grow among the still-trapped townspeople and tourists. The police's list of potential suspects is becoming larger, but with discontent growing and the looming threat of an avalanche above the town, they face a race against time to unravel the mystery.

Episode 5

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jan 24, 2016

Episode 5

The avalanche has caused a total blackout. Plunged into darkness, the town's inhabitants are anxious and afraid. Meanwhile, the mayor has a surprise visitor.

Episode 6

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Jan 31, 2016

Episode 6

Amid general disquiet, the town's inhabitants gather in the church, where they demand answers. Police chief Andri Olafsson is tasked with speaking to them and he must tell the truth.

Episode 7

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Feb 7, 2016

Episode 7

The weather is finally improving and the investigation team from Reykjavik arrives. It seems as though real progress is going to be made. But are some things just too good to be true?

Episode 8

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Feb 14, 2016

Episode 8

Captain Carlsen agrees to work with the police. On the ferry, it transpires that one crew member has something to hide.

Episode 9

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Feb 21, 2016

Episode 9

Having found the key to the padlock of Hrafn's shed, Andri has a definitive clue to the identity of the murderer - but it's not who he was expecting. The identity of the killer will send shockwaves through the town and Andri faces some very difficult decisions.

Episode 10

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Feb 21, 2016

Episode 10

After an exhausting and traumatic search, at some personal cost, the local police are finally close to solving the murder that set off the string of terrible events in their little town.

Season 2

Episode 1

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Dec 26, 2018

Episode 1

A shocking attack on a politician in Reykjavik means Chief of Police Andri has to return to his hometown in the north of the island, and to working with his former colleagues Hinrika and Asgeir, to investigate a suspected link between the case and far-right nationalists. Things are changing in the countryside. Heavy industry is taking over, to the deep resentment of local farmers and environmentalists, with fears of untold damage to both their livelihoods and their landscape. With Andri's family life still fractured since the dark events three years ago that sent him to Reykjavik, he is going back to a place that still feels strange to him.

Episode 2

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Dec 30, 2018

Episode 2

Gisli's links with the far-right organisation, Hammer of Thor, lead Andri and Hinrika to suspect two young local farmers – Torfi and Skuli – of involvement in Finnur's murder. But rather than face questioning, Skuli escapes into the mountains on horseback. In his absence Torfi confesses to Finnur's murder, but Andri does not believe him. Thorhildur will still not talk to Andri and has begun going out without telling her aunt so that she can hang around with Finnur's son Aron.

Episode 3

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Jan 6, 2019

Episode 3

Ketill is released, but his sons Torfi and Skuli remain the best lead the police have. With Skuli still on the loose, a full search-and-rescue operation is mounted. Torfi drops a hint that his group, Hammer of Thor, are planning something big, but do Andri and Hinrika have time to work out what it is before it's too late? Asgeir helps them make a breakthrough. Meanwhile Mayor Hafdis is still being threatened by a mysterious opponent, but is determined to conceal it from the police until the investment deal is signed.

Episode 4

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Jan 13, 2019

Episode 4

Andri was too late to save Mayor Hafdis from being kidnapped and now she is in the Hammer of Thor group's clutches. And after leading police on a wild goose chase, Skuli has at last been found, but he is in no condition to talk to police. Could exposure have done this to him or did something else happen out in the wilderness? While still no closer to finding Finnur's killer, the team must use what little information they have to save Hafdis.

Episode 5

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Jan 20, 2019

Episode 5

The police have foiled a terrorist plot but they're left no closer to having solved the mystery of who killed Finnur, or why Gisli took the actions he did. Now his sister and victim, the Minister for Industry, is coming back home for his funeral. Half the town will also be in attendance, and Andri and Hinrika are on the lookout for any signs of family tension. Meanwhile Asgeir follows up on his suspicions about Finnur.

Episode 6

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Jan 27, 2019

Episode 6

Ketill has been finding dead animals up by the lake and has his own suspicions about why Skuli became so ill when he was hiding out in the mountains. Ebo is beginning to feel in danger at the plant – his foreman knows what he's been up to with Vikingur and does not have Ebo's best interests at heart. Thorhildur is still taking impetuous risks and keeping secrets; when Andri discovers the full extent of her youthful indiscretions there are consequences she has failed to consider.

Episode 7

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Feb 3, 2019

Episode 7

In the aftermath of another killing at the plant, Vikingur is found covered in blood, and with his fingerprints on the murder weapon. It is all Hjortur can do to keep the other workers from tearing him apart until the police arrive, and now he is in custody at the station for a murder he swears he did not commit.

The shock is felt by Vikingur's troubled family, and by Andri and Hinrika, who clearly must charge Vikingur. Ebo, alone and in danger without Vikingur to protect him, looks for sanctuary with Vikingur's friends. Meanwhile Asgeir has agreed to investigate the mystery of the dead animals Ketill has been finding up at the lake.

Episode 8

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Feb 10, 2019

Episode 8

The polluted lake has been discovered and the town's water supply has been turned off to prevent further cases of sickness. Now it is no longer a secret, people are starting to think the whole place is cursed. Under pressure to provide answers, Andri and Hinrika are chasing up leads all over town, but in their haste Hinrika worries they might be becoming slapdash. With a dubious suspect still in custody they need progress fast, so Andri decides it is time to put more pressure on the management of the aluminium plant. Meanwhile Thorhildur is still sitting on her secret discovery from Finnur's bag.

Episode 9

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Feb 17, 2019

Episode 9

Thorhildur's confession to Asgeir brought a new sense of hope, but with everyone chasing down different leads and being too busy to speak to each other events take a catastrophic and disturbing turn. When everyone recovers from the shock, tracking down the killer has become not just a matter of public safety, but a personal vendetta. Meanwhile Andri has to contend with keeping Thorhildur safe. Now she has handed the police the lead they so desperately needed, he must get her out of town before the killer realises what has happened.

Episode 10

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Feb 24, 2019

Episode 10

Having found the true reason for the chemical pollution at the lake, the true identity of the killer is now clear to Andri and Hinrika but it's not enough. Once more they are one step behind and it is a race against the clock to stop even more harm coming to the people they love. By the time they can finally lay the case to rest, darker family secrets still will have floated to the surface.

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