Sunday 20 May 2018

Gardaí want the wrong man for Red Rock murder

Red Rock's Conor Tyrell
Red Rock's Conor Tyrell

Sean O'Grady

Gardaí are barking up the wrong tree on tonight's episode of Red Rock as drug addict Conor Tyrell is wrongly arrested for the murder of crooked cop Brian McGonigle.

But audiences learned that teenager Rachel Reid is the real killer in a flashback episode.

Now Conor - the son of clean cut Sergeant Angela Tyrell - is the one detectives blame.

Fans of the TV3 series will also find out that Detective Nikki Grogan has been put under immense pressure in the hunt to find Brian's murderer.

Red Rock
Red Rock

Her superintendent has spent months breathing down her neck, criticising Nikki's every move as she did everything in her power to get the culprit.

If Nikki failed to find the killer, she was told this could be the end of her career.

Brian McGonigle in TV3's Red Rock
Brian McGonigle in TV3's Red Rock

Tonight Nikki comes face to face with Conor in the interrogation room.

Red Rock gardai believe he had the means, the motive and the perfect opportunity to kill Brian.

To top everything off, Nikki believes she's found the murder weapon with DNA and fingerprint evidence.

The evidence is piled high and Nikki won't back down in her pursuit of Conor.

All she needs now is the last piece of the puzzle - a confession - and it's case closed, once and for all.

Speaking recently about his role in the show, actor Darragh O'Toole said he did a lot of research for his role of drug addict Conor.

"I really like it. I can explore stuff that I would not have had any knowledge of before. You have to do a lot of research to get it as accurate as possible," he told the Herald.

The Offaly man also praised Red Rock's recent move to a one-hour series.

Read more: Red Rock delivers a killer blow in the ratings with 165,000 viewers

The actor reckons this helps the show to explore characters and themes in a more in-depth manner.

"It's going to bring the writers a lot less censorship. We will get to explore things more."


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