The Cry (2018– )
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Episode #1.3 

A distressed Joanna and Alistair watch as the police search Elizabeth's house. Rattled by the investigation and Joanna's behaviour, Alistair tries to uncover what the police know.


Glendyn Ivin




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Coleman ... Joanna
Ewen Leslie ... Alistair
Asher Keddie ... Alexandra
Alex Dimitriades ... Detective Peter Alexiades
Sophie Kennedy Clark ... Kirsty
Markella Kavenagh ... Chloe
Shareena Clanton Shareena Clanton ... Detective Lorna Jones
Stella Gonet Stella Gonet ... Elizabeth
Moyo Akandé ... Defence Lawyer
Kate Dickie ... Morven Davis
David Elliot ... Henry McCallum
Sue Jones Sue Jones ... Mrs. Wilson
Angela Koo Reina ... Clara Smith (as Angela Koo)
Tim Licata Tim Licata ... Alejandro Torres
Shauna Macdonald ... Dr. Wallace


Flashing back to the day they arrived in Australia on the road from Melbourne to Wilde Bay, a distressed Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie) try to work out what has happened, and we get closer to the truth. We flashback to Joanna and Alistair's journey from Melbourne to Wilde Bay on the day they arrived in Australia. We discover that Noah died in the car. Alistair convinces Joanna they should fake the child's abduction. His death was an accident - Joanna accidentally gave Noah a dose of Vicodin rather than Baby Calpol, but Alistair believes she will be charged with manslaughter and he will lose all hope of gaining custody of his daughter. The pressure of maintaining the lie begins to tear them apart. The police investigation closes in on them. Joanna wants to tell the truth but Alistair convinces her otherwise. The couple appear on television, recounting the tragic story of their missing child. Joanna discovers that Alistair has destroyed Noah's bib, the only thing she ...

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14 October 2018 (UK) See more »

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Episode 1.3
21 October 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The Cry certainly seems to have pacing problems. Episode 2 ended with a twist. The night baby Noah disappeared, there was no baby in the car.

The disappearance was staged. Noah died because he had been given the wrong medicine. Alistair in order to protect Joanna has concocted a story. A high risk move.

Joanna is weak, but Alistair is making sure she sticks with their manufactured story to the police and the media. Even though some in the social media are disbelieving.

In this episode we are seeing a very manipulative side of Alistair, in his behaviour towards Joanna and his ex-wife.

There is too much padding, the plot plods on with too much talking but it does end with another twist.

We know that there is a timeline where Joanna stands trial but we assumed it was relating the death of baby Noah.

The series has another trick up its sleeve to keep the viewer hooked for the next episode.

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