“Fortitude” Season 1 Episode One will air on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on Pivot and on Sky Atlantic. The seemingly quiet Arctic town of Fortitude is disturbed after several startling discoveries are found, one of which includes a brutal murder, which the governor tries to keep under wraps. WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the pilot episode of “Fortitude.” Read at your own risk.
According to Spoiler TV, several startling discoveries are made by a scientist and two children. In this episode, two children playing in the permafrost make a shocking discovery that changes their lives. Meanwhile, Vincent Rattrey (Luke Treadaway), a British scientist conducting research on cannibalism among polar bears and the changing Arctic environment and a member of Professor Stoddard’s (Christopher Eccleston) team, soon discovers the victim of a brutal murder.
He then brings this to the attention of Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer), whose love life is in a mess as he struggles with his feelings for Elena Ledesma (Veronica Echegui), who unknown to him, is also having an affair with pilot Frank Sutter (Nicholas Pinnock), whose son is gravely ill. Elena also carries around a secret with her, and as events unfold, he becomes a major player.
Meanwhile, a detective from London is called to Fortitude to investigate the murder, much to the annoyance of the Sheriff and Governor Hildur Oldegard (Sofie Grabol), who would rather not let the murder go public so as not to scare of potential investors for her new glacier hotel project.
The promotional photos on Spoiler TV include pictures of Michael Gambon as the old and ailing wild life photographer Henry Tyson; Professor Stoddard (Christopher Eccleston), who carries around the secret of the discovery that two children had found in the ice; Frank Sutter; and Elena Ledesma outside in the wild. Another picture also shows Gambon’s Henry Tyson brandishing a rifle, as he walks across the Arctic landscape with his camera.
There you have it for the spoilers on “Fortitude” Episode One. For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “Fortitude” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch “Fortitude” on Pivot on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on Pivot and Sky Atlantic.
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