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Shetland - Episode Guide

Season 1

Red Bones - Part 1

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Mar 10, 2013

Red Bones - Part 1

As DI Jimmy Perez investigates the murder of an elderly lady who is shot dead outside her croft, he finds evidence of a massive, bitter dispute between two families.

Red Bones - Part 2

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Mar 11, 2013

Red Bones - Part 2

With two murders and no strong leads, can Perez apprehend the suspect before crowds descend on the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, the biggest fire festival in Europe?

Season 2

Raven Black - Part 1

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Mar 11, 2014

Raven Black - Part 1

When the body of a teenage girl is found on a beach, DI Perez leads the investigation. It seems the case may be linked to the disappearance of a young girl 19 years earlier.

Raven Black - Part 2

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Mar 18, 2014

Raven Black - Part 2

DI Perez believes he and his team are finally closing in on the killer as they discover what 17-year-old Catherine Ross was hiding from everyone in the hours before her death.

Dead Water - Part 1

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Mar 25, 2014

Dead Water - Part 1

A journalist is killed in a road accident and it emerges he was an old pal of Perez. As the investigation progresses it seems the victim's return to Shetland was connected to plans for a controversial new gas pipeline

Dead Water - Part 2

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Apr 1, 2014

Dead Water - Part 2

After a second body is found brutally murdered, DI Perez wonders if the two killings are connected to corporate greed and corruption on the island or to just one woman - Evie Watt.

Blue Lightning - Part 1

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Apr 8, 2014

Blue Lightning - Part 1

When a visiting scientist is found murdered in her lab on the island that also happens to be Perez's childhood home, he returns to conduct an investigation that includes the immediate family and fellow scientist as the prime suspects.

Blue Lightning - Part 2

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Apr 15, 2014

Blue Lightning - Part 2

Time is running out for Perez as prime suspect Peter Latimer lies critically ill in hospital. Was the fire a drunken accident, or was Latimer the second victim of a murderer still free on Fair Isle?

Season 3

Episode 1

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Jan 15, 2016

Episode 1

A young man completely disappears on the ferry crossing between Aberdeen to Shetland, whilst a small child ends up in intensive care. DI Perez and his team believe the two incidents are connected and begin their investigation.

Episode 2

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Jan 22, 2016

Episode 2

Jimmy is convinced that Michael must somehow be implicated in Robbie's death, but he faces a uphill battle to even start up the case, especially with Michael remaining completely silent.

Episode 3

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Feb 5, 2016

Episode 3

Perez and Tosh head to Glasgow to try and uncover the reasons behind Maguire's death and how he was connected to Robbie. Old ghosts haunt Perez, however and soon stop him from finding out the truth.

Episode 4

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Feb 12, 2016

Episode 4

Perez and the rest of his team are determined to track down the person that helped Michael Thompson's killer. The closer the team get to the truth however, the more dangerous it gets for all involved.

Episode 5

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Feb 19, 2016

Episode 5

Perez continues his investigation into the murders of Robbie and Michael, but struggles with what has happened to Tosh. He soon however discovers the shocking identity of who Thompson was about to testify against.

Episode 6

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Mar 4, 2016

Episode 6

Perez and the team discover that the person that they believed to be responsible for the murders is closer to home than any of them thought. A new light is shone on the murder of Michael when the team discovers who assaulted Kelly. Leanne is struggling to deal with the emotional aftermath after being shot. Perez is troubled when he discovers that Michael's witness protection handler Asha was in Lerwick on the same day that the email was sent out. The team dig deeper into Asha's past and discover a connection to one of McCall's team.

Season 4

Episode 1

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Feb 13, 2018

Episode 1

When Shetlander Thomas Malone has his murder conviction overturned after 23 years, which he's spent behind bars, Perez has to reopen the investigation into the 1994 death of local teenager Lizzie Kilmuir.

Episode 2

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Feb 20, 2018

Episode 2

Perez is on the trail of an attacker, Tosh investigates an oil company in the hunt for Sally's killer, and DNA testing in the Kilmuir case yields a surprising result, as murder-mystery Shetland continues.

Episode 3

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Feb 27, 2018

Episode 3

Perez questions Donna about the shocking DNA results, Tosh arrives in Norway in search of Andreas Hagan, and an unexpected twist leads Perez and Tosh into the murky world of the Norwegian far right.

Episode 4

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Mar 6, 2018

Episode 4

Ignoring Secret Service warnings, Perez and Tosh track down Mathias Soderland. Back on Shetland, a beach memorial service is held for Sally McColl.

Episode 5

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Mar 13, 2018

Episode 5

Perez must re-assess the investigation in the aftermath of the attack. The MIT arrives on Shetland and sets its sights on Malone. Meanwhile, Tosh begins to have doubts about Lars.

Episode 6

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Mar 20, 2018

Episode 6

Troubled by historical DNA evidence results, Jimmy has to face the fact that Duncan may have been involved in Lizzie Kilmuir's murder, and potentially Sally McColl's as well. A shocked Duncan is brought to the station for questioning, hurt that Perez would even think him capable of murder. However, the detective knows Duncan's lying - perhaps not about the murder, but about something else significant. So when Duncan finally admits he had an affair with Donna, it's not long before a bombshell is dropped.

Season 5

Episode 1

Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Feb 12, 2019

Episode 1

When body parts belonging to a young Nigerian man are discovered on the island, Perez and the team investigate. They use CCTV to trace the victim's last movements, and after scrutinising his emails and social media accounts, the case takes a sinister turn.

Episode 2

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Feb 19, 2019

Episode 2

Carla and Prentice Hayes are found murdered in a violent knife attack. Jamie Hayes is missing, initially leading the team to speculate that he could be responsible. But Jimmy is convinced that Jamie could not have mutilated his mother in this way. Aware of her altercation with Prentice the previous evening, Perez pays a visit to Olivia Lennox. She's in her room, shaken, with blood on her clothes. Could she be responsible or an innocent bystander?

Episode 3

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Feb 26, 2019

Episode 3

As the death toll rises, Perez heads to Glasgow in an attempt to crack the case, and joins forces with DI Sam Boyd from the trafficking unit.

Episode 4

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Mar 5, 2019

Episode 4

Having heard of the traumatic events in Glasgow, an angry Duncan confronts Jimmy over his fears for Cassie's safety. Although shaken, Cassie seems pleased that Perez has trusted her with the truth. Now sure that Zezi is still being held on the island, Perez and Sandy pay Morag Dunwoody a visit in an attempt to extract further information. However, matters take a more dramatic turn when Morag's house is petrol-bombed.

Episode 5

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Mar 12, 2019

Episode 5

Perez interviews Andrea Doyle. Initially petulant, she quickly becomes scared when he explains the charges against her, and reluctantly agrees to show him the safe house. The detectives are horrified to discover Nikki's body dumped in the garden of the property, wrapped in bin liners. A distraught Olivia comes dangerously close to driving herself and Jamie Hayes off the edge of a cliff, while a hungover Duncan makes a shocking discovery when he wakes up on the beach.

Episode 6

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Mar 19, 2019

Episode 6

Olivia has almost given up hope of ever finding her daughter. Perez is trying to reassure her when some terrible news reaches them.

Perez speaks to a traumatised and shaken Duncan, who can't believe what he's seeing on the beach. Although Perez believes that he's not involved in the trafficking, these events have left Duncan at rock bottom and he's thinking of leaving Shetland for good.

Season 6

Episode 1

Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Oct 20, 2021

Episode 1

When a prominent and controversial Shetlander is shot dead on their doorstep in broad daylight, Perez rushes back from his mother's funeral to lead the investigation.

Episode 2

Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Oct 27, 2021

Episode 2

In the aftermath of the diving incident, the team searches for a link between the two bodies. Meanwhile, Perez must deal with the return of Donna Killick.

Episode 3

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Nov 3, 2021

Episode 3

The hunt is on for Sandy's attacker, before a shocking confession causes tensions to boil over and some Islanders take justice into their own hands.

Episode 4

Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Nov 10, 2021

Episode 4

After the shocking events of the previous night, Perez must piece together what happened before a rampaging and vengeful Creggan finds his target.

Episode 5

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Nov 17, 2021

Episode 5

Facing a dead end in the hunt for Galbraith's killer, Tosh leads Perez to the remote island of Fetlar. Donna asks Duncan for one last favour.

Episode 6

Episode: 6x06 | Airdate: Nov 24, 2021

Episode 6

As Perez closes in on the identity of Galbraith's killer, he struggles with Duncan's secret, while Donna has one more surprise in store.

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