The Halcyon Episode 5 Review

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Brilliant writing, brought to life by fine acting, shines in the sixth episode of ITV’s new hotel drama.

We’re now in October of 1940 and we’re focused on the nighttime exploits of the inhabitants of the Halcyon.

Emma joins the Women’s Voluntary Services and provides tea to overworked firefighters and escorts the injured to medical help. Meanwhile, Billy is manning anti-aircraft guns in a local park. Richard Garland’s concern is palpable when Emma is an hour later returning to the hotel one morning. He and Peggy commiserate and she opines that it would be easier to bear the worry “If they were a little less fearless. A little more like their parents.”