The third episode of Derry Girls season three sees rollercoaster Barry deviate from course.
A few recognized names from some of television’s biggest shows appear in episode three of the new Derry Girls series, which continues to sprinkle stardust.
On a day trip to ‘Protestant’ Portrush and the Big Dipper at Barry’s Amusements in Strangers On A Train, the Quinn clan and the adolescents find themselves in a situation where things go awry.
In the first place, they manage to leave Clare (Nicola Coughlan) behind, though how they manage to miss her incessant, energetic chatter is anyone’s guess.
Due to schedule issues with Bridgerton, Coughlan’s screen time has been drastically decreased in series three of the Channel 4 show, as can be seen in this episode.
As a result, Clare and Sister Michael (Siobhán McSweeney) end up having to wait together for a later train, all while being forced to listen to details of the ticket seller’s repetitive sexual life as she moans to an old friend over the phone.
It’s the first of several high-profile cameos for Irish actress Amy Huberman.
James (Dylan Llewellyn) gets into some trouble on the train when he lifts the wrong backpack and discovers Tayto crisps, money, and a revolver.
Orla (Louisa Harland) scoffs the Salt and Vinegar crisps before they come up with a pretext to return it, but not before Packy Lee (Peaky Blinders’ star) gets his hands on it.
In the overhead compartment, James manages to perform the exchange and recover his own luggage, completing the transaction. It appears that the gang was able to get away with the blunder.
On the internet, there are a number of different comics. The ‘wow, look who it is!’ moment comes from Sinead Keenan’s portrayal of an ex-con and childhood friend of Ma Mary and Aunt Sarah’s, played by Michael Fry as the ‘trolley dolly.’
My first impression of the new star of ITV’s murder drama Unforgotten was that she had a poodle perm and gold hoops in her hair. They’re not the only ones who don’t recognize their ex-friend in this new, more svelte form.
Aideen tells them, “A 10-year stretch does wonders for the auld figure. Never-ending Sarah is curious if she reduced our carb intake while we were in the car.
Actress Kathy Kiera Clarke is quickly becoming a scene stealer, thanks to her hilarious comments and amazing comic timing.
Even though she’s known for her serious parts, Keenan is a comic natural, giving the performance a dark, menacing undertone.
The time she spent behind bars has transformed her, and she wants to use her newfound strength to help others. Of course the statement you’ve made is false.
Now that the gun-toting jailbird knows someone has tee-leafed her Tayto, Lee’s hard man was only keeping an eye on the bag for Keenan’s character.
When the Big Dipper appears on Portrush’s seafront, it pays homage to yet another beloved Northern Irish custom.
For the group’s sake, the ride (cue Jamie-Lee O’Donnell’s Michelle) gets stuck about halfway up, which is a bit like this episode, in my opinion.
This week’s episode has fewer laugh-out-loud moments, and it’s a little less exciting than the previous two, despite the star-studded cameos.
As long as episode four brings the series back on track, we’ll be happy.