Strike: Career of Evil episode 2 is airing on BBC One Sunday night, and this is going to be a pivotal episode just in terms of setting the stage for what will be, at least for now, the endgame. Maybe there will be more episodes of Strike down the road, but the fourth novel in the series by J.K. Rowling (which are sold under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) is not even out yet. That means that there is likely going to be a break ahead.
While you await the next new episode of the series coming on the air, the video below does a good job featuring the relationship between Strike and Robin, what is really fundamental to the entire structure of the series. In this video Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger each talk about the relationship between the two — and the attraction that goes along with it. These are characters who have an intellectual connection but also a personal connection to go along with it. That bond is only going to evolve as the series continues; where it goes, it is still hard to say given that this is an incomplete story. What matters right now is figuring out the right way to push the series forward, to get answers to the central crimes, and also seeing if Strike and Robin can uncover some element of peace.
One of the things that we remain the most surprised about right now with Strike is the mere economy of storytelling. Two episodes are being used here to cover an entire book, so obviously there are many elements that are being left on the cutting-room for. Yet, you have to think that some very important content is also being included. That is something that Rowling herself seems to be alluding to in this video as she talks about “seeding” a number of key details regarding some of these characters within the first few books — these are threads that she plans on paying off down the road, but she is not exactly in a position where she feels the need to rush anything.
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