Silent Witness fans left confused over latest episode

Megan Davies
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From Digital Spy

With part 2 of Silent Witness' first two-part storyline neatly wrapped up last week, tonight's episode took on a new story as Dr Nikki Alexander and the team probed the hacking of a hospital database.

In the first part of the crime drama's latest mystery 'Duty of Candour', Nikki (Emilia Fox) and Jack (David Caves) deal with their feelings after Nikki's horrifying ordeal in in Mexico in very different ways, as the pathologists investigate the murder of a pregnant woman.

The forensic evidence takes the team to a cosmetic clinic, where the victim, Karen Sawyers, had apparently been receiving treatments for free – but Nikki and DCI Naomi Silva are left frustrated when the CEO of the clinic blocks their access to Karen's medical records.

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The investigation soon leads to more suspects, more deaths and a blackmail plot, while hospital CEO Scott Laing later reveals the clinic is the victim of a cyber hack too.

And it seems viewers on Twitter were left a little confused by the direction the show had taken with its many different plot threads, arguing it was too boring, too slow – and why are these pathologists investigating a data hack anyway?

Here are just some the reactions to tonight's episode: